Lake Erie Waves/Project Update
We are currently in the final stages of assembling an underwater camera, which we plan to send deep underwater at the Lake Erie coordinates where Project Mustard Seed was last seen. We are hoping that this view will give us some insight into what could have happened to the rig. And, let’s be honest, we’re hoping to find – and retrieve – some of the hardware. We will be posting pictures and videos from this expedition, likely sometime during the next month.
In the meantime, here are some examples from YouTube of the type of weather that Project Mustard Seed had to endure during its time on the lake. This first video is just a regular, rough day on Lake Erie. It nicely shows what the rig would have been battling against on an almost weekly basis. However, the week that we launched, Thanksgiving 2009, there was a crazy storm, with reports of more than 20-foot waves. Take a look at what waves that size can do to a cruise liner, and then imagine how our small rig of garbage cans – designed to withstand waves of up to 14 feet – must have been tossed around.