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Bruce Thomas

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New book "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
« on: September 08, 2010, 12:35:27 PM »

A New England news organization's website has an article about the upcoming talk to be given by the author of a new book, "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart."  The author is David Jourdan, who is identified as "the founder and president of Nauticos." 

The book describes the 2002 and 2006 Nauticos expeditions during which high-resolution mapping of the seafloor was conducted in the vicinity of Howland Island.  Click here to read the Seacoastonline.com article. 

The author's talk will be held at Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at 2 p.m.  The library's website contains the following description of the upcoming talk by Mr. Jourdan:

"Over the last decate [sic], David Jourdan, founder of the deep-sea exploration company Nauticos, has teamed with a variety of engineers, researchers, and analysts to begin the quest of mapping the ocean floor. In their work, they decided to challenge themselves to find the Lockheed Electra flown by the one and only Amelia Earhart in 1937. For anyone who enjoys true-life mysteries, the Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart is a fascinating, thorough read."
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: New book "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 06:19:27 AM »

Dave Jourdan is a friend of mine.  We've each been pursuing different answers to the Earhart riddle for many years but we've never been competitors and neither of us has ever tried to convince or convert the other.  (Our lack of animosity drives the media nuts.)  Nauticos conducted two of the four deep sea searches that have been made for the Electra.  None has found anything.  That is by no means proof that the plane isn't down there.  The plane almost certainly IS down there.  The trick is figuring out where "there" is.
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Re: New book "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 12:22:00 PM »

So reading between the lines but probably being wide of the mark, if there was enough evidence to prove the Niku hypothysis without the plane then Nauticos could be persuaded to search of the island?
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Re: New book "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 02:29:41 PM »

Dave Jourdan is a friend of mine.  We've each been pursuing different answers to the Earhart riddle for many years but we've never been competitors and neither of us has ever tried to convince or convert the other.  (Our lack of animosity drives the media nuts.)  Nauticos conducted two of the four deep sea searches that have been made for the Electra.  None has found anything.  That is by no means proof that the plane isn't down there.  The plane almost certainly IS down there.  The trick is figuring out where "there" is.

sounds to me like you are pursuing the same answers, just asking different questions to get them.  ;)
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Re: New book "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 06:08:28 AM »

So reading between the lines but probably being wide of the mark, if there was enough evidence to prove the Niku hypothysis without the plane then Nauticos could be persuaded to search of the island?

Nauticos, like TIGHAR, can't search anywhere without funding.  If Dave wanted to search the waters off Niku he would have to find the funding.  TIGHAR is a nonprofit aviation historical institute. Nauticos is a commercial deep sea search contractor.  We might be able to hire Nauticos if we wanted to but there are many excellent deep sea search contractors out there.
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Re: New book "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 08:52:30 AM »

 ;)

In the UK we have a term 'mates rates' for getting jobs done on the cheap via friends

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Re: New book "The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart"
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 09:25:35 AM »

;)

In the UK we have a term 'mates rates' for getting jobs done on the cheap via friends

 ;)

we've got one along the same lines here, called "the friends and family rate, only 5% above retail"  ;)
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