By Robert Krieble, Ships of Discovery
As a kid I remember a dinner time conversation between my Father and Grandfather discussing the cannons off Fort George. I couldn't believe that "real cannons" could be right there in the water across from Pine Cay and nobody had gone and taken them away. Since then I have continued to find Fort George and its famous cannons fascinating and hope in the future I will be able to show my children the cannons and fort I found so impressive as a child. The urgent need to document and preserve this site as it literally erodes in front of our eyes is why I am very excited to be invited back to work with the museum after my initiation into archaeology on the 2008 Trouvadore expedition. With Fort George dominating the view from our house on Pine Cay, this project is truly right in my backyard. As a result of my proximity and familiarity with the island and the responsibility of arranging for transportation to the job site I have not been able to spend as much time as everyone else on Ft. George.
Instead I have had the jobs of water taxi driver, marine mechanic, carpenter and general gofer (go for this...go for that...).
I on the other hand feel a little stupid because if I had checked the water level in the battery after charging it could have avoided the entire problem.