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|Some of Michael E.'s Favorite Finds This Year|
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Here are some 2014 Treasure Coast finds by Michael E.
Conditions have been poor but if you put in the time and hard work you can still make good finds.
An Early Series Mexican 8 reale sold for over half a million dollars at the recent Sedwick Coins auction in Orlando. Several 1715 Fleet coins and objects did very well.
Here are a few of the highlights.
Parts of a wooden ship were found on a New Jersey beach in October 2014 of this year by workmen building a sea wall to protect beach eroded by Hurricane Sandy. The ship could be a Scottish sailing ship that sank in 1850. Pieces of timber, a windlass, and other nautical parts were found. A marine archaeologist will examine the wreck to see if it's the historic ship that was the first to use a "life-car," a newly invented metal life raft that saved 199 people on the ship.
Here is the link to that article.
Some of the British explorers who accompanied Robert Scott on his 1910-1913 expedition to Antarctica died of starvation and cold. But others in the group survived by huddling in an ice cave and eating seals and penguins. A photography notebook kept by one of the survivors was found last summer (2014) encased in ice outside a hut used by the explorers. The notebook records information about photographs taken in 1911. The notebook has been restored and is being studied.
Here is a link to that article.
Melting ice or snow as well as receding shores, erosion and construction excavation can uncover history.
On the Treasure Coast we'll have a calm surf for a couple of days and North winds. The surf will bump up a little Sunday.