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Mulberries and Gooseberries

Port-Log is enabling the real-time collation of telemetered tidal information for the duration of proposed 2011 archaeological survey of the artificial harbour built off Arromanches, Normandy in June 1944. This is a full above and below water survey of the Mulberry Harbour. The harbour, officially known as Mulberry ‘B’, but unofficially christened ‘Port Winston’, was created from pre-fabricated sections, built in Britain and then towed across the English Channel. If time allows, the survey area will be extended to cover the other Mulberry ‘A’ at Omaha beach, and also the remaining three Gooseberries (pontoons created from hulks). Where possible, wrecks and debris in the vicinity will also be covered. OceanWise Port-Log will be used to stream real-time data from the Mulberry tide-gauge to the project office for analysis during the period of survey.

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