Fara Heim is working with Automarine Systems to evaluate the use of their Datamaran to search for the wreck of HMS Hampshire in Hudson Bay. The Hampshire was lost in 1697. The Datamaran can house a sensor package and be communicated to from the shores of Hudson Bay. Stay tuned for more info.
Check out Canada's History website. They did a quick review of our drone video at Hudson Bay. Yes, they commented on my unstable drone piloting. It's a good view of the Marsh Point area at low tide on a perfectly sunny day with absolutely no clouds, no wind, and even better no waves.
Here is a copy of the Explorers Club Canada newsletter.Far Afield Winter 2014
In May the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) was held at Brock University. AASSC is an interdisciplinary group focusing on humanities and social studies related to Scandinavia. David attended the opening reception sponsored by Jan-Terje Storaas of the Norwegian Embassy. Another event was sponsored by Britt Bengtsson of the Swedish [...]
Hello fellow Expeditioners. I hope Spring 2014 finds you well and the Winter was not too harsh. It seemed like a very long winter this year. The Fara Heim team took a several month break from field work after the Hudson Bay trip. Executing expeditions takes a lot of preparation and planning!! For the next [...]
All future updates will be to our Facebook page as we are running on a satellite phone. We are going to send text updates to our support team down South and they will post them to Facebook: www.facebook.com/FaraHeim Thanks again to our gear sponsors.
Navionics is now a gear sponsor. They've provided the digital nautical charts of Hudson Bay including the SonarCharts for use in the Humminbird 1198 chartplotting system. We will be able to digitally record anything the Humminbird "sees" via an SD card for future reference along with the map, position (lat/long) and depth. Thanks again Navionics.
Dan Khoury of Watson's has given his support of the Battle of Hudson Bay project by providing the expedition team with a set of Watson's base layer. Watson's is a Canadian company located in Montreal not too far from Rue D'Iberville. Thanks to Dan and Watson's.
Captain Norman Baker stopped into Winnipeg on his way back from another Explorers Club expedition and delivered Flag 109. We took him on the Fara Heim expedition ship on Lake Winnipeg during the Islendingadagurinn weekend.
We have not been very regular about updating to the expedition diary. A LOT has been going on: 1. We spent 5 days searching on Lake Winnipeg for hole stones found by a Manitoban named Evald Hansen and referred to in several books written by Hjalmur Holand. While there we came across a site the [...]