Monday, May 4, 2015

5/4/15 Report - Beach Pictures Along The Treasure Coast. More Research On Schickerling Jewelry Item. Ft. Pierce Renourishment.

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Treasure Coast Beach Yesterday Morning Near High Tide.
After I got my camera battery recharged I found that I did manage to get a photo before the battery died.  Here it is.

Here are some from this afternoon.

Turtle Trail This Afternoon.

Seagrape Trail This Afternoon.

Wabasso This Afternoon.
I saw nothing today that would make me even think of changing my Treasure Coast Treasure Beach Detecting Conditions Rating from a 1.  We've been stuck on that for a long time.  It will change some day.

According to the predictions we have one more day of 4 - 6 foot surf.  Then we could be in for another period of calm surf.


It is really nice when an item has some marks on it.  It doesn't matter if it is a coin or what, any marks will jumpstart your research.  And research is what turns an old item into a piece of real history.  It is the research that gives you the story.  The more the better.

Today I have an additional note on the Alfred Schickerling Jewelry Company item that I showed yesterday.  The address was 51 Maiden Lane.  Here is what Wikipedia says concerning Maiden Lane.

From 1795 until the early 20th century, Maiden Lane was the center of the jewelry district. At Broadway, the bronze and glass clock embedded in the sidewalk by William Barthman Jewelers still keeps time.  According to a New York Times article in 1924, “the bride-to-be who could show a ring from Maiden Lane was thrice happy” because of the abundance of jewelry stores...
The jewelry industry started to move north by the 1920s, but had previously and fruitlessly tried to move uptown in the 1870s and 1900s. This was in part because the buildings on Maiden Lane had begun to become old, even in the 1910s.  Because of the city's rapid growth after World War II, this district was later moved to Chinatown on the Bowery and Canal Street, and at West 47th Street.
Maiden Lane's jewelry district was referred to in the 1936 American crime film 15 Maiden Lane.

It appears that Dan B. really did find a quality piece that would have been truly cherished by the original owners.

The information I've found on that item was obtained quickly and easily.  I'm sure that more can be found with just a little effort.


I noticed a TV program about the Viet Nam War yesterday.  They showed where John Kerry and other vets threw away their medals.  It made me wonder.  What other times and places in the past might there be when people threw things away in protest or otherwise.  Those would be good hunting places if you could find them.  The trouble with the more famous protests is that they were done invery populated and very visible locations where the items would quickly be removed, but there might be others spots or protests where the items remain.  For example, if they were thrown into a river, lake or something.  Or maybe just along a road or into a field.


Bill F. had the following to say.

Went to an ACOE renourishment presentation a year or so ago.  Theissue of sand "quality" was discussed.  They stated that the proposedrenourishment material was similar to what was on the beach now.  Ipointed out that the material on the beach now was previously placed"dirt" from offshore, and I asked why they didn't try to find materialcompatible with the ORIGINAL beach sand.  Their answer .. "We don'tknow what that original material was".  Turns out they haven't beeninvolved with beach renourishment for very long..maybe 20 years or so.

Bottom line..all these public presentations about compatibility of materials are based on flawed information.  They simply don't really know what they're talking about.

I just hope it isn't as junky as the last time.  That was horrid.  Seemed like they got it out of the garbage dump.


Happy hunting,