Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sable Island Expeditions 2010 & 2015

In 2015 Tazzarin is headed back to Sable to continue our archaeological investigations and produce a documentary film with Gary Jobson on the project. The research is being conducted in cooperation and with the support of Parks Canada under a federal permit. Stay tuned for expedition reports here on the boat's web site.

During July and August of 2010 Tazzarin set sail for a voyage to Sable Island.  It was an expedition created by Bill Barton and Dan Finamore to undertake the first archaeological survey of this remote and inaccessible island known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic.  Sable Island is located about 90 miles beyond the far eastern end of Nova Scotia, a lone outpost in the Atlantic ocean and the final resting place of several hundred known shipwrecks.

Sable Island MapSable Island appears as a small crescent shaped spec on the chart to the right.  The island is about 180 miles from Nova Scotia's main port of Halifax and approximately 550 miles from Tazzarin's home port of Manchester, Massachusetts, just north of Boston above Cape Cod.

 

  
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