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Rain delays play!

Today we were kept to shore with torrential rain pouring on the island. Not that rain should in itself stop maritime archaeology but as we are using electronics and the water integrity of the vessel’s cabin is not perfect, we choose to err on the side of safety for the equipment. Taking advantage of another day on shore the team split up to achieve multiple objectives. Magnetometer data collected in previous days is being processed. Initially mag data was analysed which correlated to the expected wreck location of the Eidsvold. We were highly gratified to know that we were able to locate a known site.

Other work continued on translating Dutch archival information, preparing for proposed photogrammetry on the Emden site (should weather allow us access) and calibrating equipment for taking corrosion potential measurements tomorrow. A large amount of pot noodles and canned tuna continued to be consumed by the group!

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