We built a barge that will help us with the diving equipment and all of the gear we need to do the work. All of the materials needed were donated by local businesses: Grand Falls Pallets: Sylvain Rioux donated 6 pallets and the metal strapping needed to secure the plastic barrels to the underside of the platform. Gilles Laforest Esso: Gilles donated the plastic barrels and an anchor. BMR: Geatan Pineault donated the lumber and plywood needed to secure everything together.
I finally met Diver Dan last night. Seems like a nice guy and he is just as into it as I am. His name is Danny Trites and he is from Moncton but moving in the area this summer. We went to visit the site and we talked about the project extensively. This will be a very interesting summer searching for the locomotive. Trites has all the cool gadgets we need to make the search much easier and really exciting. He has a hand held magnetometer, underwater camera for pictures a
Today I got some good news from the Department of Environment. The application was APPROVED and as of June 1st we can explore the sand mound and move it to uncover what lies beneath. The work can be done anywhere between June and September of 2006 and only a handful of things need to be done in order to be ready 100% with permit stuff. I have been in contact with a diver from Moncton for the past month. Danny actually called me and offered to help out with the search since