All it took was a single report of a synth haven. Knight-Captain Smith. Forward base Maine. It has taken months to clear the space needed for the vertibirds. trekking up the coast on the boats was frustrating and bringing the equipment needed to build this forward base has been exhausting. We have set up on an easy to defend island, there is a “settlement” across from us and some of its inhabitants have "volunteered", adding to the manpower on site. They are falling in line with brotherhood standards. The earth moving machines that Ingram fixed up have proved more than up to the task of levelling out parts of the island. While clearing some trees we hit on something fantastic the island has a good source of oil, I could not believe my eyes when I saw it. Also, further good news the rock seams rich in minerals. It turns out that this part of the commonwealth has some interesting marine life that can rip right through standard defences. The creatures are unable to climb all that well, will investigate what we can do to best defend against these creatures. I have a few ideas. Pictures to follow, unfortunately, the camera has taken damage and the weather is not helping, there is a radioactive fog on this island, and it is effecting the equipment it is nothing too worrisome it is more annoying than anything. Knight-Captain Smith.