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EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Jo on Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:04 pm

I've got a treat for you this weekend, with great thanks to Dave Delaney.

It is my understanding that Dave and his company undertook some work this summer with the Michigan Group to assess the waters around Oak Island. Dave is a diver and familiar with analysing the sea bed for strange anomalies in search of man made formations. I've asked him to clarify the techniques he uses as it's something I'd love to know more about.

What is interesting is that there appear to be man made objects in the water around Oak Island. Feast your eyes on the imagery Dave has provided us with, direct from the equipment used on his boat!

Dave had very kindly shared these images here, stating he is not breaching any agreements regarding classified information as no locations are given.

Initially, here are a few photos of the crew 'at work' on the boat:

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Here follow some great pictures from the imaging software Dave has formatted for us with annotations:

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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Tank04 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:45 pm

Yep, that's Dave Delaney all right, but I wonder who the big burley manly man is who has his t-shirt rolled up over his chest like Carmen Miranda in photo number three, quite the crew there Dave. :D

Great scans too, I especially like the one of the square object and I can't help but wonder of that is not the same anomaly found off the north eastern shore, below the Triton Shaft as is also seen in the BIO multibeam bathymetry scan. The diver's air exhaust line is uber cool.

Thanks for posting these scans Jo and giving us an idea what they were doing off OI this summer.
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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Jo on Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:55 pm

I too was attracted by the charms of the sea dog in picture number three! I think he'd be fun in the Rum Room ;)

They're amazing images, aren't they? I'm so pleased Dave thought to share them with us. He's away this weekend, but I'm eager to learn more about this technology, it's common application and limitations.

I too wondered about the square shape that has been mentioned off the shore by the Triton shaft, but the reason Dave decided to share these was that the exact location remain secret. Maybe we'll leave that one to our imaginations.

I wonder if we can gauge any sense of scale from these images? The numbers running along the bottom of each slide - do you suppose they are metres? Sorry for my ignorance but I've never analysed images such as these before.
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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Tank04 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:33 pm

Jo,

I too was attracted by the charms of the sea dog in picture number three! I think he'd be fun in the Rum Room


Well now, I don't know how "attracted " I was, but it sure is different than any of guys I have gone to sea with.

The numbers running along the bottom of each slide - do you suppose they are metres? Sorry for my ignorance but I've never analysed images such as these before.


That will make two of us, but if I had to make a guess, I would say that is the measurement from the boat to left and right. Note they are spaced at 7.5, 15 and 22.5 on both port (left) and starboard (right) sides. Most of our instruments here in Canada are duo, metric and imperial measurement and I bet that is one or the other. I know Dave has a very sophisticated side scan and I am willing to bet, it has all the bells and whistles.
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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Dave Wood on Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:51 pm

Jo,
A good scoop,if they had a diver with them then they will have checked out the object.How about squeezing Dave a bit more :)

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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby D'Arcy on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:19 pm

Dave makes a good point. I assume those underwater scans were taken of the seabed shelf off of OI, which the BIO survey shows to be no more than 65 feet deep. And I'm also assuming that a scuba diver would have been sent down to physically check out and recover the anomalies. If not, why not? And if so, what did the diver bring to the surface?

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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Jo on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:31 pm

We don't know that divers weren't sent down to investigate ;)

There's more - Dave just emailed me this extra picture of an assumed wreck on the sea bed.

He explains that initially, they thought they were reading the word QUICK in the silt, so this has become known as the Quick Image!

Take a look - it's easy to see why:

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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Cowtown Pattie on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:11 am

Jo,

Thanks for the terrific pics! Quick, indeed. Makes for some interesting rum room speculations, huh?

A groggy toast to ya, Jo!
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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby curcio001 on Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:24 am

Jo,
Incredible pictures, when were they taken? Does anyone know if their is any activity on OI now? Thanks to everyone who keeps us informed.
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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Underwater sidescan images of Oak Island

Postby Tank04 on Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:11 pm

curcio001,

Does anyone know if their is any activity on OI now?


The short answer is, Very little. They have to wait until their Treasure Trove License is secured then I suspect the ground will fly. The ramp that had been used all summer to get rocks to Frog Island (not related to the treasure hunt) is gone and the stones used to make it have been moved up to the road way to help build it up and reinforce it. The 10X shack has been given a total cleaning and has been seriously straightened up, it looks quite nice in there. The last Hurricane we had go by removed some of the 10X roof, but nothing too serious and is easily repaired. I strongly suspect that over the next year, we are going to see some major advances with the treasure hunt.

Stay tuned.......
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