East Coast work has paid off. One of our first wreck sites is in
Melbourne Beach, Florida, and
soon we'll be working on 3 new sites. FRRG will be the first to
find 3 sites in one year. We have already confirmed one site with
magtometer work and underwater photography. This site is over a
20 mile radius out at sea, but only in 85 feet of water. By early
2006 we will begin this project, as well as continue working on
the Melbourne Beach site." (Jim Stringer)
Research and Recovery Group is organized and equipped to conduct
both land and sea operations. Running double-blind tests, FRRG has
the ability to successfully locate large items (shipwrecks) at distances
of 106 miles. On land, the equipment has greater sensitivity due
to antenna and receiver design. Equipment operation is currently
restricted to FRRG personnel, both because of training experience
required and because of the extremely high operating voltages involved.
An interesting element in FRRG's operation is a unique antenna system,
designed and developed by Larry Turbeville. This antenna system
can distinguish between gold, iron. silver, emeralds and diamonds.
Actually, almost anything!!
land, no obstacle is too great to cross, no terrain impossible to
negotiate. We organize the search, provide the equipment to get
to the search area, and do it. We are prepared and equipped to go
anywhere and once we're on site we stay in the field until the target
is located, identified, and recovery is either completed or a recovery
plan is defined. If you can drive over it, float on it, and dig
it up, we're there.
Research and Recovery worked in the Gulf of Mexico, out of Gasparilla
Marina, about 30 miles south of Sarasota. We had 3 sites that we
investigated. One is 5 ½ miles out and another one is 9 ½
miles out ant the third one is 14 miles out.
were in the Gulf of Mexico until the end of March 2001, then our
searches took us to the east coast to continue our work of Research
had designed new equipment that was finished in May 2001, and we
truly are entering the 21st Century with this new technology.