June 27th: Camera Shy

One of our first concretion epoxy molds. A small section of timber.

One of our first concretion epoxy molds. A small section of timber.

Some interesting work was done today by the conservation team on land. They set to work making molds of the concretions that had been brought up. They searched for hollow concretions, filled them with epoxy resin, and then broke the concretion away, giving up a mold of the original item. Some of the things we have managed to take molds of include timbers and a couple links of chain, possibly from the ship’s rigging.

An unidentified concretion during the inventory process. We think it may be one of the nails.

An unidentified concretion during the inventory process. We think it may be one of the nails.

Along with the normal dive work, we had a film crew on the boat making a documentary of the ship and a team that placed a device that will passively monitor current over the site and the toxicity of the cargo.

 

 

 

Pouring the epoxy into a concretion of a section of chain, possibly from the ships rigging.

Pouring the epoxy into a concretion of a section of chain, possibly from the ships rigging.

Chris working on breaking away the concretion from the epoxy inside.

Chris working on breaking away the concretion from the epoxy inside.

 

 

 

 

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