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PEQUOD

Pequod, was a little ‘glass bottomed’ boat with which we completed a 200 mile survey around the shores of Loch Morar in 1975 searching for unusual bones. She was a small boat, 8ft long with a 2 h.p. engine and a crew of two. The helmsman sat to the rear and an observer lay in a central coffin shaped channel, 9ins below the waterline, looking through a transparent acrylic dome.
The vessel was towed to the survey location by a support boat and then moved in and out from the shoreline. We could see down to approximately 10m and saw many bones and as many beer cans. When bones were recovered subsequently by scuba-diving, they all turned out to be from sheep and deer. However, the mission gave us valuable insight into the shallow water habitats around the loch.
A true scale replica of the underwater part is in the underwater area of the Loch Ness Exhibition.
 
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