Toby Alan Dion

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Diving Unknown Wreck In Shelburne Bay - Wreck 001

While “mowing the lawn” in the Landing Craft and watching the side 

scanning sonar, we found a boat at around 40 feet deep.  This shipwreck is near the Shelburne Shipyard.

Today, I finally had time to dive this wreck.  After using the GPS to locate the wreck, we dropped the anchor right next to the wreck.  I assembled my gear, turned on the GoPro and did a backroll off the boat, and went down the anchor line.  The first dive, I was alone for.  

As has become my norm during summer diving in Vermont, I decided to forgo my wetsuit.  Instead, I wore my 7mm hooded T, with the rest of my gear.

After I descended down the anchor line, I was at one of the ends of the wreck.  I swam around it a couple of times, checking out the walls and the middle of the boat.  This wreck is mostly covered with dirt, but is a good dive.  The wreck seems to be of early 1900 build.  The visibility was around 12 feet on the first dive.  The water temperature at depth was 64 degrees.

After about 12 minutes on the wreck, I surfaced, and checked out what was on the GoPro.  That was when Ii realized that I had the camera on photo instead of video.  Doh, beginner’s mistake.   I decided to do the dive again, this time with the GoPro on the correct setting.

I suited up, and did the ol’e backroll off from the boat, went down the anchor line, and toured the boat a couple of times.  This time, I kept the dive to 8 minutes, to get a little GoPro footage.   

I’ll edit that down, and publish it at some point soon.  

If you want to dive this wreck, contact me, and I’ll put you in contact with the charter boat.

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At least im not in the sailboat.  Bad day for them. #btv (at Middle of Lake Champlain)

At least im not in the sailboat. Bad day for them. #btv (at Middle of Lake Champlain)

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Hand Squeezed Lemonade?

Lemonade Bulk 7 cups Fresh Lemon Juice 3 quarts Simple Syrup 2 54 gallons Water Add to 16 oz to 20 oz clear cups, this leaves room for ice. Lemonade 2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 4 oz Simple Syrup 12 oz…

This is a link to the lemonade recipe we used to use in Phoenix.  Great stuff!

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The Landing Craft just had the side scan sonar installed for the GPS, and today we got to play with it for a few minutes.
The above picture was taken of the General Butler at a depth of 39.3 feet.  
To read more about the General Butler visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s website at http://www.lcmm.org/shipwrecks_history/uhp/general_butler.htm.
We are going to use the side scan sonar to locate more shipwrecks, that aren’t labeled, so that charters can be brought to them.  
As of right now, we intend to start in the Shelburne Bay, then work our way around to the rest of the lake.  From what we have been told, there is a ferry and a tug boat in those waters.  
We feel it will take us a week to check the waters of the Bay.  As we find new shipwrecks, I’ll be posting the side scan pictures, as well as rough location information here.  
Once we have done that, we will post here, and on Facebook, a charter date to that dive site.
Happy hunting!

The Landing Craft just had the side scan sonar installed for the GPS, and today we got to play with it for a few minutes.

The above picture was taken of the General Butler at a depth of 39.3 feet.  

To read more about the General Butler visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s website at http://www.lcmm.org/shipwrecks_history/uhp/general_butler.htm.

We are going to use the side scan sonar to locate more shipwrecks, that aren’t labeled, so that charters can be brought to them.  

As of right now, we intend to start in the Shelburne Bay, then work our way around to the rest of the lake.  From what we have been told, there is a ferry and a tug boat in those waters.  

We feel it will take us a week to check the waters of the Bay.  As we find new shipwrecks, I’ll be posting the side scan pictures, as well as rough location information here.  

Once we have done that, we will post here, and on Facebook, a charter date to that dive site.

Happy hunting!

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Its tough work, but someone has to do it. #craftbeer @sierranevada (at Lake Champlain in Burlington Vt)

Its tough work, but someone has to do it. #craftbeer @sierranevada (at Lake Champlain in Burlington Vt)

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