Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Additional Hatteras Project Photos

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on September 15, 2012

All from Monday, September 10, and approximately in sequence.


Early start to the day aboard the main research vessel of the Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary, R/V Manta.
 

1877 Iron Barque Elissa. Didn’t know it at the time, but later in the day she sailed for the shipyard in Texas City for major repairs.
 

Carnival Triumph enters Galveston as we depart.
 

On the way to the Hatteras site, releasing sea turtles (left center) that have been raised at NOAA’s Galveston Facility.
 

Chartered vessel Island Girl, with additional divers.
 

The Very Rev. Stephen Duncan of Galveston holds a memorial service aboard R/V Manta for the two Union sailors killed aboard Hatteras, Fireman John G. Cleary and Coal Heaver William Healy. From the service:
 
Rest eternal grant them Lord and light perpetual shine upon them rest in peace. Amen. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
 

Chartered vessel Carolyn Jane, with additional divers.
 

Island Girl and Carolyn Jane.
 

Pre-dive briefing aboard R/V Manta. Left to right: Doug Jones, nautical archaeologist with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement; James Glaeser of Northwest Hydro (back to camera); Michelle Johnston, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS); John Embesi, FGBNMS; Ryan Eckert, FGBNMS; Marissa Nuttall (pointing), FGBNMS; and George P. Schmahl, Superintendent, FGBNMS.
 

Divers on the surface.
 

James Glaeser of Northwest Hydro inspects the BlueView sonar after its recover at the end of the dive.
 

Project chief scientist Jim Delgado (right) debriefs divers Doug Jones (center left) and Chris Horrell after the last dive of the day. Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent G. P. Schmahl (left, with clipboard) looks on.
 
Headed for the barn.
 

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  1. Freeman Walker said, on September 16, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Oh my gosh, when I first opened the photo file on the Hatteras Memorial I read: “Posted in Memory by Andy Hall” and I was struck by how short life is and that we had never got to know such an obviously fine man.
    And I wondered if Andy had passed during the boat ride.

    Good thing I didn’t tell anyone that I’d read it wrong. IN Memory BY Andy, not in memory OF Andy.

    Dear Brother Andy Hall,
    Please don’t leave us yet.
    We still have need for ya down here.
    ;-)

  2. Douglas Moreman said, on January 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I have an idea how to use sonar to image through sand, as dolphins can do. But am slow finding a way to get it to market:

    http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=7379384.PN.&OS=PN/7379384&RS=PN/7379384


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