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by Tom Maxwell
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Not to be! The Nautilus stopped briefly at Kanton and left on a northwesterly course...apparently headed for the Howland/Baker Island area. This is a big disappointment for me. Ballard implied he would leave no stone unturned. I'm baffled. In a huge ocean and dealing with a 80 year mystery, would it...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Whoops! Nautilus came within 50NM of Orona.....and kept right on going north. But wait--not towards Howland. The path looks like the ship may be headed for Kanton (Canton). All visitors without pre-visit permits must go to Canton to get the permit and a PIPA/Kiribati representative. Maybe the expedi...
by Tom Maxwell
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

After completion of the search at Nikumaroro, the Nautilus returned to Apia, Samoa and Pago Pago American Samoa, and is now on its way to the Howland Island search. In doing so, the ship's course takes it through the Phoenix Islands. From the course headings I have monitored at vesselfinder.com, loo...
by Tom Maxwell
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The satellite position reports provided at vesselfinder.com indicate just about all of the reef shelf around the island has been investigated. In viewing the positions, I never saw the Nautilus linger at any particular position for very long; indicating to me that nothing of significance has been lo...
by Tom Maxwell
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Satellite position data on the Nautilus position is available at vesselfinder.com. Use the map to find the Phoenix Islands and with the expanded scale, you will find the blue dot indicating the ship's position just off the western edge of Nikumaroro. Also a pink ship indicator showing the position o...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The EV Nautilus approaches the Phoenix Islands and plans on throughly searching Nikumaroro and surrounding deep ocean. I have lobbied the National Geographic expedition, through a third party contact and social media, to investigate the Orona lagoon location. My contact offers little hope that Orona...
by Tom Maxwell
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The Nautilus has completed the search for the Samoan Clipper at American Samoa. They were unable to find anything on sonar or video with the deep water ROVs. The ship will next visit Nikumaroro and look for Amelia Earhart's plane. And yes the National Geographic now advertises the expedition as a se...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed May 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

When I worked on Canton (Kanton) -1973-the Musick memorial was still in good shape. The Pan Am employees put up the little lighthouse and bronze plaque during the short time that Pan Am used Canton for Pacific flights to Australia/ New Zealand. I bring this up as I just read that Dr. Ballard's RV Na...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed May 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

That worked. Followed directions in FAQ. Now when Photobucket scrambles my images I can replace them directly. But I need to find the edit button.
by Tom Maxwell
Wed May 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Trying once again.
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by Tom Maxwell
Tue May 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Image Can anyone tell me the correct method for attaching images to posts? Is the edit button disabled? I can't find it.
by Tom Maxwell
Fri May 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Posting now to see if all my images can be uploaded directly rather than via photobucket. Photobucket begins charging users June 1 st. All photos are blurred on June 1 if user doesn't pay. Test<br> [img]http://OronaL10E.jpg_aquariusradar.com/OronaSaipanTheory.html[/img] <br>End test.
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Bill Snavely's Buka Island--- "Buka wreck might be Amelia's"---is in the news again. The location has been known for some time. We wonder why Bill didn't get Bent Prop /Project Recover group to take an interest? Or this Pacific Wrecks? Could be a US WWII aircraft...or is it Amelia's. Most (Aviation ...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Photobucket is now running ok. The subscription policy there is changing and confusing. Users with lots of photos that use up a lot of bandwidth will have to start paying (up to $400 annual for the large data base). Using only a tiny amount of space, I haven't received a warning yet about paying. Bu...
by Tom Maxwell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 71
Views: 63800

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Photobucket is having problems. No Photobucket users have access to their photos at this time.