Today we learned that the wooden beam, stuck in the bottom of the lake, just keeps going down, down, deeper and deeper. The commercial divers and archaeologists have been busy clearing away dirt, rock, and zebra mussels from the base of the beam. The data from the scientific surveys suggested that we would only have to dig two feet. They have so far dug about eight feet into the sediment and the beam keeps going.
Above is the commercial diving operations boat, The Viking, hovering near the site.
Above, archaeologists sort through sediment excavated from around the dredging operations.
Commercial diver from Great Lakes Diving & Salvage prepares to plunge down to the dredging site.
Archaeologists observe the video feed from the commercial diving operations, looking for evidence of cultural artifacts.
Hopefully tomorrow we’ll be jumping in again with the underwater camera.