Friday, May 11, 2012

5/11/12 Report - Olive Jar Rim, Cannon, and Personal ROV

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Found by Bill M.   Photo by Bill M.
 Olive Jar Rim?

That is what it looks like to me.

The picture below shows markings on the rim.

That is similar to markings that I've seen on olive jar rims.

If you can identify the markings below, let me know.

The object was found on private property.

Maybe you've already seen it.  It has certainly been put out there.  The Rick Savage crew from American Digger found a 1700s cannon at the bottom of  a lake, plus some other artifacts.

In Florida if you find something in the bottom of a lake or waterway, it is the property of the state.

If you haven't seen it, here is the link to the American Digger story.

Markings on Rim.
In my opinion, they should show more of the research and other stuff that goes into making a find.  And for my taste, they could cut down on the hyped up drama.  But that is reality TV.  What do you expect?  Those who don't know any better will think anybody can go out and make a sensationalistic find every half hour.  We all know better.

The show will probably sell some metal detectors to those who don't know any better, but most will give up after a few outings.  And it will provide fodder for critics of the hobby. 

I don't give much credibility to obvious self-promoters.

Yesterday I talked about AUVs and ROVs.  You can get one for your own personal use if you are willing to spend a few thousand dollars - $2999 plus taxes, shipping, etc.    That is what the Deep Trekker DTG2 sells for.

It is operated by a gaming pad and can be monitored by video glasses.

Take a look.

There are also cheaper alternatives, such as a tethered submersible camera.

Treasure Coast Beach Detecting Forecast and Conditions.

Conditions remain poor.  Very sandy beach fronts, with a few dips.

The wind is from the east/northeast and so are the swells.

Seas are running 3 to 4 feet.   Low tide is around 7 and 7:30.

The weekend will be pretty much the same. 

Happy hunting,