Preparing for the trip

With only days to go before the team assembles in the Dominican Republic and the windless sails of "Le Dragon" beckoning from the horizon... the day we begin excavation on the shipwreck looms ever near.  After several months of preparation - gathering scuba gear, organizing flights, and researching for the project ahead - the time has finally come to make the dream a reality!  The challenge now is how to fit months of preparation in two finite bags...

 

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The Countdown Has Started!

Less than a week to go before this exciting Le Dragon project starts. Tonight we had the last of the Team conference calls, going through key points before we all arrive for the start of this epic maritime archaeological project. 

 The graphics of the Captain and   Le Dragon   from Connor Grzesiak and Jared Adamo who were using gofundme.com for raising funds for equipment. 

The graphics of the Captain and Le Dragon from Connor Grzesiak and Jared Adamo who were using gofundme.com for raising funds for equipment. 

This year the Team come from England, France, Canada, USA, Dominican Republic and Australia.

 The   Le Dragon   wreck site on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, which will become a major maritime archaeological site during July 2018.

The Le Dragon wreck site on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, which will become a major maritime archaeological site during July 2018.

The plan is to survey the starboard side of the wreck and see if we can prove the wrecking process from archival information researched into the important battle where Le Dragon was chased by 14 ships from the English Admiral Hood's Caribbean Squadron. In the end Le Dragon was chased for two days by a third rate ship of the line a 74gun as well as a smaller 54 gun ship from the English squadron, as well as the remaining squadron blocking all escape routes.  

For further information go to the Le Dragon Project page