Hello Ron — thanks very much for the note, and for posting the information on your web site.
Up to now, we have been able to procure the necessary science (GPR, magnetometry, etc) only by specialists donating an afternoon or a day or two. Last summer, we had a geoscientist from UPenn named Dr. Tim Bechtel out at the site for a week, and we were close to locating the mass grave, but when he left due to work constraints, we were unable to proceed.
We have continued to find personal items from the men at the site, like utensils, buttons, and clay pipe fragments.
We have not been able to secure any funding to pay for the continual assistance of the scientific specialists until now. This summer, we received 2 grants from Immaculata University to pay for further GPR and other scientific testing at the site, and we hope that this fall will be productive.
We are eagerly awaiting the word from Dr. Bechtel on his return.
Dr. William Watson
He dropped us another line Tuesday:
By coincidence, as I was driving home yesterday, Tim Bechtel’s office called to confirm that he will be out on Friday to help us out. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. He seems confident.
So it looks like the Duffy's Cut Project is back on track. Maybe we can finally point those restless Irish spirits towards the light.