Monday, May 9, 2011

5/9/11 Report - Seafarer at Juno & Lauderdale Finds

Finds From Mike H.

Mike H. has been hunting the dip in front of the beach down at Fort Lauderdale and having good luck. I spent a lot of time hunting those beaches years ago. There were two really good spots at Fort Lauderale.

Detecting in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area is a lot different than detecting on the Treasure Coast. Not only are there are lot more people on those beaches, but the water conditions are a lot different. The near shore water is not as rough most of the time, and the bottom is much different.

The calmer summer water makes it easier to water hunt in areas like Fort Lauderdale, but the winter weather does more to create very dense hot spots.

If you spend enough time in the water, you'll learn to hunt in very rough water.

I often mention Odyssey Marine and what is going on with them. Another treasure company is Seafarer Exploration Corp. Jim M. sent me the following news about them.

Seafarer Exploration Corp received a 1A-31 Recovery Permit active through April 25, 2014 from the Florida Division of Historical Resources. "The permit allows Seafarer the ability to dig and recover the designated site at Juno Beach, Florida using propwash deflectors (blowers) and dredges including other smaller specialized digging equipment for sensitive archaeological work." Accoring to the Seafarer CEO, They are the first company in Florida to receive a three year recovery permit. Using a cesium vapor magnetometer, they have identified several areas of interest.

Like Odyssey Marine, they are a public traded company.

Here is the link if you want to learn more about them.

Thanks Jim.

It is sometimes surprising what is valuable. Kovels Kommets reports, A pair of special PEZ dispensers picturing Prince William and Kate Middleton sold for $13,360 at a charity auction held before the April 29 royal wedding. But an Astronaut B model dispenser holds the record for the highest price of a PEZ dispenser—$32,000 paid in 2006.

There are a lot of shipweck items for sale on eBay right now. It also looks like some people decided to start selling silver after silver prices fell so dramatically last week.

Yesterday I talked about the splash zone. In upcoming posts I'll talk about some of the other beach zones that I mentioned in the survey.

Treasure Coast Beach Forecast and Conditions.

The wind is out of the southeast now. You can feel the hot humid air coming in from the southeast.

The seas are running about two and a half feet today and will be slacking off until Wednesday. That means the beach won't improve any. You will have good access to the low tide zone and get a good look at some of the dips in front of the beach though. Water hunting shouldn't be bad.

I hope you found something nice for mother and had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Happy hunting,