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Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by tleemay on September 04, 2002 at 15:54:28:

In Reply to: Ya seem to like them lakes... posted by seahunt on September 04, 2002 at 15:17:04:

As you well enough know, I dive all different
kinds of bodies of water, fresh and salt.

Nowadays, I rather write a report on a dive that
others would not have the chance, experience or
idea to do, than regurgutate the same old PV, SBI,
CAT, 'Capa, 'Rosa, Miguel, Nic, Clem, Moody, Ace
1, Palowan, Yukon, Hogan, Tower, Clipper, rigs,
Ruby E, Loma, Begg, Leo, etc story - unless it was
REALLY unique.

You are right though - there's something about
diving fresh inland bodies of water on artifacts.
It's nice to see most of them undisturbed since
their 'sinking' free of artifact recoverists.

I'm working with another diver here in diving
one of the lesser accessable lakes in the Sierra
that was more than critical for the operation
of heavy excavating machinery during the 1950's.
It's said to have old tractors, boilers, diesel
generator blocks, and others cool things to see -
including a 1945 Titan steam powered conveyor
system used to haul redwood trees down from the
western slope. It's complete with boilers,
pistons, and even several hundred feet of belting.
The water pump used is supposedly made of a brass
housing and associated fittings.

Yeah, it's pretty cool in those freshwater bodies
of water. It's a playground that's been
overlooked here in CA.


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