December, 2006 > Completed a major update to the Home
Page and the Torrent
Shipwreck Project pages and added the full text of the team's Field
Archaeology Permit Application, the slideshow
presentation on the Torrent that was presented at the Alaska
Historical Society annual meeting in October, and the 2007
Expedition Sponsorship page.
July 29, 2006 > I've just returned from Valdez, Alaska where I was
privileged to assist with the production of an episode of the new documentary
series "Man Versus Nature" starring British survival expert
Bear Grylls. I have posted
some photos taken during my short portion of the 9-day shoot. This
episode, one of 12 airing this season, will broadcast in the UK this
winter and in the US on The Discovery Channel early in 2007. Be sure
to visit the Bear
Grylls web site to learn more about this charming and dynamic man!
July 11, 2006 > Added a brief trip summary and the first images
from the 2006
Torrent Expedition to Cook Inlet, Alaska.
Added text and images for a new article I wrote entitled "Solve
Each Problem as It Arises".
May 8, 2006 > Added 35 new historic images of the old Seward, Alaska
waterfront to the Seward
Steamship Dock project page. I'll add descriptive captions to many
or all of them later, along with many more underwater images of the
On May 5th I chartered a Cessna 185 out of Homer and spent some time
flying over the Torrent wreck site in lower Cook Inlet. On the Torrent
Shipwreck Project page, I added 3 aerial photos of the reef structure
where I believe the 138-year-old shipwreck of the Army transport bark
will be found.
April 28, 2006 > Added the text of Bradley Steven's libelous
editorial concerning the Kad'yak shipwreck, which was published
in Kodiak Daily Mirror on December 10, 2003. This is the lying, venomous,
misleading op-ed piece that I so artfully refuted
in my response which was published about a week later.
April 25, 2006 > Added an extensive group of pages I'm referring
to as The
Kad'yak Debacle and also titled "The Russian-American Company
bark Kad'yak (1860): How the oldest shipwreck ever discovered in Alaska
was inexplicably lost again, then immediately (and miraculously) found
by someone else shortly thereafter".
April 23, 2006 > Added the Aleutian
Shipwreck Project page with the first dozen or so of the hundreds
of images to come concerning the history and discovery of the 375-foot
passenger liner that I discovered off Alaska's Kodiak Island in 2002.
April 22, 2006 > Added the Seward
Steamship Dock page to Shipwreck
Projects, even though this project doesn't relate to a specific
vessel. In addition to many more underwater images, I have located more
than 30 historic photos of the Seward, Alaska waterfront that I'll be
adding to this page over time.
Also added photos and description of my custom-made Sink
Cam video camera light and my Diver
Tow Sled to the new Dive Gear page.
April 21, 2006 > Added a Friends
Page which (so far) has only a select few as I work to locate images
and make new friends. Made the first additions to the emphemera gallery
with a display of historic Steamship
Added more than 20 images of the Alaska Steamship Co. liner
S.S. Yukon that sunk in February, 1946 near Johnstone Bay out of
Seward, in the Gulf of Alaska.
April 18, 2006 > Added the first archival
pages with historic newspaper
articles and deck
plans for Aleutian.
April 17, 2006 > Added initial pages with opening photos.