Sunday, May 24, 2015

5/24/15 Report - Shipwreck Salvage Season Off To Good Start On Treasure Coast. CSS Georgia To Be Raised.

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Silver Object Found By
The Capitana Thursday

Captain Martinez and the crew of the Capitana had their first day of the new salvage season on the Treasure Coast Thursday and already hit silver.  Here is what the Captain Jonah said.

 We took advantage of the good weather with some new and old crew mates. We wanted to shakedown the boat and make sure everyone gets in step. Already seem to run across ship wreck silver and a couple of other piece of wreckage. We are ready for a awesome summer of finding lost  treasure. We will keep it coming up and sending pics. 

Congratulations on a great first day and thanks for the report Jonah!

I'll have more on what I think the silver object is in the very near future.

There is still plenty out there to be found.


Salvaged Grapeshot
From The CSS Georgia

See link for source.

The CSS Georgia will be raised by the U. S. Corps of Engineers.

A team of Navy divers spent a week in mid-May preparing for an historic salvage of a Civil War ironclad scuttled more than 150 years ago. Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 23 will deploy to Savannah, Georgia, on June 1 to free the Confederate States Ship Georgia from her watery grave.

Grapeshot dispersed as it was fired from the cannon. The shot was held together by cloth, which released the rounds as it burned, or disk-like caps which sits below rounds in this photo.

The above quote and the picture is from the web site accessed by using the following link. You'll find more information and pictures there.


Finds and photo by Leoanard G.

Leonard G. noticed a beach that he thought might have been overlooked up until now.  He tried it out and found this bunch of coins shown below in about an hour and a half.  His next step is to wade in.  Looks like it could be promising.

Thanks for sharing Leonard.  Let us know what you find in the water.


The biggest surprise I had about the nearly three hundred coins that I dug yesterday, besides the fact there were so many in one spot, was that nobody else had removed them.

As I said yesterday, some were encrusted, so I know they had been there for a few days at least.  Zinc pennies do corrode quickly, but still most of the main Treasure Coast bathing beaches are getting hit multiple times daily and are very clean.

That just goes to show once again what I always say about not just detecting in front of the main crossovers in front of the beach.  There may be areas not too far away that might not be cleaned out as thoroughly.

When I was digging yesterday I noticed an area where a good number of people gathered, and they even set up a volleyball net.  It was an area where I have never looked before because I didn't know people congregated there.  I plan to check that area the next time I'm on that beach.


Well the summer season is in full force and the Treasure Coast shipwreck salvage season has started.

Next week we'll have something like a three to five foot surf all week long.  That won't put any old stuff on the beach, but it might shift sand around a bit.  I'll welcome that.  We'll still have to wait for a storm or something to give us access to older objects again.

Happy hunting,