Friday, April 13, 2012

4/13/12 Report - Native American Canals of Florida, Miraculous Medallions & More

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One Treasure Coast Beach This Morning.

Notice the flat front beach that extends well out towards sea. All of that sand out in front of the beach will protect the beach against erosion and can prevent cobs and other materials from washing up onto the beach. It both absorbs the wave energy and keeps object covered.

What we need is for that sand to be moved away from the beach. We've not had anything to do that for quite a while.

A couple of days ago I mentioned the story about the fellow from Sebastian that had a miraculous medallion.

Here is a web site about such miraculous medallions.

And here are photos of one found in the water with a metal detector. This one, unlike the one in the story the other day, is silver, but needs polishing even though it has been cleaned a little already.

They are common finds.

Notice the 1830. That is not the date of manufacture. It is the date of the vision, as explained in the article.

If you need a new mailbox (prop wash deflector), there is one now for sale on eBay.

A canal built by Native Americans hundreds of years before the Europeans arrived in Florida has been discovered in Naples.

They also mention other more important old Native American canals in Florida.

Here is the link to that story.

They said it was fifteen to twenty feet deep. For canoes? I don't understand that.

While on the topic of early Native American canals, another example is Walker's Canal up in the Panhandle.

Here is an academic study on that canal.

On page sixteen there is an interesting mention of Spanish coins being found in the area. It also gives some interesting information about shoreline formation and related archaeological sites.

Always keep your eyes open for new clues when reading anything.

Treasure Coast Beach Conditions Forecast.

The wind is now from the east, as are the swells. Seas are around four feet today, but higher seas, maybe up around six or seven feet, are predicted for Saturday. Unfortunately the wind is predicted to be coming from the east/southeast tomorrow. I would therefore not expect any improvement in conditions.

At least the front beach sand will get stirred up a little, but that isn't enough to really improve conditions.

Even though conditions remain poor, there is always the chance of finding something interesting even if it isn't a treasure coin.

Happy hunting,