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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-049-FA

Other ID: MNHA 9849

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Wade Gough, USCG; John Sowles, Maine DEP

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct sediment sampling for USCG around mercury-laden shipwreck M/V EMPIRE KNIGHT.


Start Port/Location: Portland, ME

End Port/Location: Portland, ME

Start Date: 1998-11-01

End Date: 1998-11-05

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, ARGO

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Stations: 35; Sediment samples: 29; Bottom photos: 75 (1 photo CD); Video transects: 35 (7 tapes).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Kenneth E. Parolski, Joseph S. Newell, Robert Barton

Affiliate Staff:
Wade Gough
USCG; John Sowles

Notes: Report prepared from planning documents and collected data. Mobilization will be on Sunday, Nov. 1, at USCG in Portland, ME. Demob planned for Thursday, Nov. 5, in Portland. Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, Kenneth Parolski; Mob/demob: Joseph Newell, Robert Barton, Kenneth Parolski.


coastal Maine, coastal New Hampshire, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 43.7 South: 43 West: -70.5 East: -70


photo of Marcus Hanna
Marcus Hanna


Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
ARGO --- Photo

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