Bianca C Interior Photos I

The Bianca C is has some of the most interesting shipwreck penetrations that I have ever seen! Much of the wreck has not even been explored. These pictures are all of places near or within the First Class galley area, in the bow. All photos on this page by Darren Lynch (using a MotorMarine II) or Christina Young (Sony TRV900, from video). Please cut me some slack when it comes to the hot spots and suboptimal lighting in the pics from the video! I just got my camcorder this year, and have not yet decided which video lights to get -- I'm just using my 50 watt wreck light for now. If you have any suggestions, let me know -- my top requirements are that the light / battery pack isn't too big, and can go where I will take it without leakage or implosion (deep!!). All images on this page 1999 by either Christina Young or Darren Lynch, as annotated.

Steel pot marking the hole you have to sliver through to get to the First Class galley area, one deck below. Hole is shown at the very bottom of this picture. Image from video by Christina Young.
These are beams and rubble from the collapsed decks, on the way to the First Class galley area, which is actually a deck below. Photo by Darren Lynch.
This is the landmark I-beam marking the way to the First Class galley area if you use the deck fracture route get there. Looking up from the galley area (from the deck below). Photo by Darren Lynch.
First class china laying in the silt in the china closet, 1st Class galley area. The silt in this closet is about 2 feet deep, and you have to fish around in the bottom of it to find most things. Image from video by Christina Young.
Enrique Alvarez grabs a stack of 1st Class plates that are stuck together. Food preparation area just outside the china closet. Image from video by Christina Young.
This is a closet that we called the "pewter room", since we retrieved some absolutely beautiful pewter ice cream goblets, gravy boats, coffee creamers and other items from here. Many of these items have a small flag and a 'C' engraved on them. There are also lots of old, disintegrating steel and iron pots and pans in here, which you have to sort out. When you start doing this, visibility quickly goes to zero, and you are relying totally on feel. For some unknown reason the Grenadan locals called the pots and pans "Scoreseware". First class galley area. Photo by Darren Lynch.
Another view of the pewter room entrance. Photo by Darren Lynch.
A view of a corridor within the First Class galley. These screens like you see on the right sectioned off parts of the galley and storage lockers, and were extremely fragile from severe corrosion. You could put your hand right through them. Photo by Darren Lynch.
Food preparation table in the First Class galley. Photo by Darren Lynch.
Cabinets in the First Class galley. We found these all empty (the doors on them were still closed and we went along and opened them), so they probably had food or other degradable items in them. Photo by Darren Lynch.
Bread ovens in the First Class galley. Photo by Darren Lynch.
Table (the top is long gone) near the First Class galley area. Photo by Darren Lynch.
Okay, this isn't exactly an interior shot, but since we're on the galley, I'll put it here. This is Christina Young (upper left) and Enrique Alvarez (lower right) emerging from the fracture in the collapsed decks, coming out of the wreck. There are only two known ways into the First Class galley area, and this is the entrance to one. You have to initially go through this narrow fracture to enter the wreck on your way there. Photo by Darren Lynch.

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