SU6100 : Motor Fishing Vessel, Forton Lake, Gosport

taken 9 years ago, near to Hardway, Hampshire, Great Britain

Motor Fishing Vessel, Forton Lake, Gosport
Motor Fishing Vessel, Forton Lake, Gosport
Taken as part of a "survey training exercise" set up by myself for the members of the 2009 Forton Lake Archaeology Project - me and a few willing relatives and family friends, in truth, but a fully competent survey team nonetheless, having already been well-drilled by the NAS and HWTMA in 2008.

In short, we conducted a recording of a section of the remains present - 7.50m in from the bow and up to the bow - using the datum offset method; a baseline was established running from stern to bow, before one member would hold a plumb-bob at each visible frame at its position on the baseline. Another member would proceed to run a tape measure from this point out to the widest point at which anything was present at this position on the baseline and call out to the member with the drawing-board its location - for instance, "frame at 7.50m; going out 0.25m" or words to that effect.

This would then be drawn up onto graph paper (for this particular exercise, we used Imperial-measured paper, however for the majority of our work to date we've used the more modern stuff); the end result, if all went well, would be a drawn record of the remains as if seen from a "bird's eye" viewpoint.


As it happened, this did all go well and we were all set up to begin fieldwork on June 20, 2009, our recording beginning with a clinker-built vessel just north of MMS293 in "Mud Cottage Lake".

This photo was taken by Richard Nagle, who I lent my Pentax digital SLR camera so he could take on the role of "project photographer", as I was involved with the fieldwork. I am in possession of the photos he took on this occasion, however I do pride myself on a gentlemanly attitude towards life (or so I'd like to think), and so I'll hand him the credit here.
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Daniel Karmy   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Derelict, Disused  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6123 0091 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.2712N 1:7.9459W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6124 0090
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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