2000 Sebastian Photos II
All images on this page © 2000 by Christina Young.
The Sebastian is a British tanker which sank in 1918 due to a fire in the ship's stern. It lies 250 feet under the North Atlantic, 100 miles off Montauk, New York, and just 8 miles from the Andrea Doria. Although the hull is mostly intact, most of the wooden superstructure has collapsed, with a large debris field in the middle covered with nets, but containing many very interesting artifacts. The Sebastian is unique because it is an early oil tanker which also had sails.
For additional information about the Sebastian, please consult the Seeker's Sebastian page. Also see Greg Mossfeldt's Sebastian page, and my page on the 1999 Sebastian Expedition.
The following pictures (all images from video) are from the voyage of the Seeker to the Sebastian, Saturday and Sunday, July 1 - 2, 2000 (continued from page I).
|A prime spot for searching for artifacts.|
|Bill Cleary explores the Sebastian.|
|A piece of machinery on the deck.|
|A stairway going down into one of the large oil tanks.|
|A different view of the stairway.|
|Joe Ferrali looks for china along the port side.|
|Many of the nets are very old, and are covered with anemones and other marine growth.|
|Another stairway inside a different oil tank. There are six main tanks on the Sebastian.|
|Bill Cleary and Joe Ferrali do their decompression. Bill's new doubles are made from enriched uranium, that's why they are glowing.|
|Gene Holmes and Joe Mazraani retrieved this beautiful porthole on our first day on the Sebastian.|
|Joe Mazraani with two spoons he found, engraved with "Motorship Sebastian". Would you put that spoon in your mouth after all these years down there without washing it first??!|
|Mike Pizzio, Joe Mazraani, and John Yurga, with the luxury ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II passing in the background.|
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