July 29th

Picture 2 The heavy focus underwater of the last week has been polishing off the site, cleaning the last of the sediment above some of the timbers, and excavating heavily in the area with the exposed hull. The exposed hull, A15/16 and Z15/16, proved very interesting. We had begun digging with the expectation of finding the bottom of the hull. But only a meter or two down, we hit bedrock. Further excavation in the area revealed that no turn of the bilge was present (where the side planking of the ship turns and meets the bottom surface).This has cleared up one mystery but served to confuse another area more. We thought of the timber in the area, like the ones in the above picture, was the hull reinforcing frames but that no longer seems to be the case.

Picture 18

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