Nova Scotia Canada Eastern Shore DiveAugust 19 2014
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A small steel hull ship used to smuggle in drugs was seized off the coast of Nova Scotia some years ago and towed into the nearest port of Sheet Harbor. A few years later after being tied up to a local wharf it was found scuttled in about 25ft of water in the channel close to the wharf. It was in just enough water to completely cover the boat and became a navigational hazard to local boaters and now has been marked with a large buoy. It sits about 150ft off the shore which I tried to dive on with the ROV but because of the out going tide I was not able to reach the vessel due to pull on the tether by the tide. I wish that I had a small inflatable boat so I could have tied onto the Buoy on top of the ship, that would have allowed me to go straight down to explore the vessel and maybe get inside to take some neat video. No much in the video but towards the end you can see me getting pulled back by the tide when I stop my forward thrusters.
Well today I will be packing and getting ready for our trip tomorrow. I now have the lights back up and running after replacing the Driver module that I accidentally destroyed on my last trip to Little Hawk lake in Ontario. During that trip I was also having issues keeping the cockpit connected properly even though the ROV seemed to be powered up ok. I discovered that the tether connectors I was using had some corrosion which allowed the +5v DC to go through ok and power up the ROV but caused transmission problems to the cockpit. I will be on the lookout for this issue to see how it is effected in salt water.
I plan to explore a bit around Port Dufferin Nova Scotia which is along the eastern shore line. I hope to capture some footage of the under water habitat & maybe see some Lobster & Scallops which are part of the fishery in that region. Courtesy of unknown Facebook photo.