Sunday, May 22, 2011

5/23/11 Report - Queen Anne's Revenge, Super Boat Grand Prix, Beachcombing Indians, and More

Bar Down About a Foot Near the Water's Edge.

You can see the shells that were covered by a few inches of sand. This was in the area that I'll show you in a video below.

You can get important information about an area by digging holes like this, either where there is a target, or by simply digging test holes to see what is under the sand.

When you dig an object like this, put your detector in all metals mode and sweep over the item repeatedly at different angles until you learn to estimate the size, shape and approximate depth of items from the signal. With practice you can learn to do that pretty well.

Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, is visited again.

Here is the link if you want to read more about that famous wreck. Link submitted by Don B. Thanks Don!

At least one of this blog's readers was at Cocoa Beach to detect the water yesterday after the crowds left the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix.

Here is the link for more info on the Grand Prix.

And here is a web site that talks about the evidence of beachcombing by the Indians that lived near the Texas Coast. I found several interesting pieces of information on this web site. One thing that was mentioned was the salvaging of a French boat by the Indians. I plan to research that one a little further. Here is the link if you wnat to check it out.

And here is a web site that provides a lot of legal information and resources for those of you interested in the legal issues of shipwreck salvage. It will probably be of little interest to most of you.

Treasure Coast Beach Forecast and Conditions.

No surprises and nothing has changed. Still calm seas, lots of sand and shells.

The probability of finding cobs has been very low and now the probability of finding any type of artifact on the beach is diminishing even more as the southeast winds continue to bring sand in.

Here is what it looked like on the beach this morning.

I mentioned the excavation that revealed some old artifacts down at Fort Lauderdale yesterday. Always watch for opportunities opened up by things like that.

The water is nice and calm if you want to hunt in the water. Trouble is, a lot of the water areas will have sandy bottoms too. Look for areas where the currents have moved the sand away.

I'll make some instructional and other types of videos in the future.

Happy hunting,