ADMAT's St Kitts Maritime Archaeological Project 2003

Phase 1 White House Bay Wreck

Base Camp Page 2

The Containers Arrive and the Launching of the Pontoon Boats

When the advance team arrived on the island, we were kindly put up for the Friday night by Jackie Armony and Kate and Steve Orchard, for which we are grateful. On the Saturday morning we arrived on the base camp site to meet the arrival of the containers. The Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dwyer Astaphan had arrived for the Port to be open especially to deliver the Geest containers and one Tropical Shipping container which was to be used as secure storage and dive centre. Our thanks go to The Port Authorities and the Ministry of Finance and Customs who cleared the containers in record time; Tropical Shipping Ltd and Delise Walwyn & Co Ltd and Bernie Greaux for arranging the transportation of the containers to the site. 

Once the containers had arrived, Lt. Maloney, 2Lt. Lynn Wilkins and Sergeant Brian Mills arrived and kindly volunteered the muscle power of the St Christopher & Nevis Defence Force and Coastguard. This was much appreciated and with their help we unloaded the boats.