Emanuel Point Excavation Updates June-Sept 1997 [Artifacts] @ Florida OCHP

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Project People


These photos were taken during the late summer and fall of 1997
as the excavation team continued ...


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David Pugh raises the University of West Florida flag at the work platform Nautilus to begin the day's operations.
David has his hands full keeping several pumps and compressors running in support of the underwater work below.

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Brenda Swann, dressed out in a dry suit, is on the first dive team of the day. She is briefed by Captain Keith Plaskett, who is project's diving safety officer and in charge of logistics for the project.
Dr. Judy Bense, Director of University of West Florida's Archaeology Institute, prepares to make her first dive of the season on the shipwreck. She will be exploring the exposed bow structure of the ship with Dr. Roger Smith, State Underwater Archaeologist, who is the project's Director. In the background, Chuck Meide, graduate student at Florida State University, looks on.

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Dr. Smith briefs visiting archaeologists Corey Malcom and Abraham Lopez on the couple jet dredge outfall system that has been designed for the working platform.
Also visiting is Jim Spirek, who directed the first campaign of excavation on the shipwreck in (1992-1995). Jim is an underwater archaeologist for the state of South Carolina, but took time away from his duties to assist during the second campaign of excavation.

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