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2016 - Fun Dives - Closing Report

Jack Decker | Published on 8/28/2016
Closing Report

Crew: Phil Kerber (Captain), Jack Decker (Event Leader), Jim Christenson, Chuck Eddy, Bob Frenchick, Tim Pranke.

This is a continuation of the GLSPS Board of Directors desire to encourage members that haven’t participated for a while, or not at all, and new members to participate and meet other members. To that end, we had 2 brand new members on board: Chuck Eddy and Bob Frenchick.

We did 2 dives, Saturday, on the Madeira. Tim was exploring and practicing Underwater Archeology documentation on some frame members. Wave action was light that afternoon; so, we dove around the base of the Split Rock Lighthouse cliff. We actually swam into several of the caves and swim-throughs.

Even though a light drizzle was falling, we managed to get a fire going on shore and have S’mores.

Sunday, we motored the mighty R/V Preservation out and around the Silver Bay Marina breakwater to the wreck of the Hesper. We did one dive here. Jerry Eliason asked us to do some photo work for him and loaned us 2 of his specially rigged cameras. Tim and Jim used these cameras to help fill in some blanks of Jerry’s photomosaic work on the Hesper. Bob and Jack found a deer carcass at the break wall.