Friday, January 29, 2016

1/29/16 Report. A Few Beaches. Fort Excavation. Kennedy Mansion Auction. Little Pocket Mystery To Some.

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Typical Beach Friday Near High Tide.
The wind was from the west today and will be shifting to become a north wind Saturday.

Above is a typical Treasure Coast beach - no cuts.  I saw another beach before I took this picture, but forgot to take a picture.  The first beach had a lot of sand on the front beach, but a lot of shells at the high tide line.  I saw two detectorists working the shell line.  No one else was on that beach.

Every car in the parking lot at the above beach (there were about 10) was from another state.  The locals weren't there.

Jensen Beach Friday Afternoon.
I had not been to Jensen Beach for a long time.  Notice how few people are there.

North End Jensen Beach Near High Tide.
I stopped at three different beaches, and this is the only place I saw any significant erosion.  This area has eroded back quite a bit over the past month or two.

The wind will shift tomorrow, but there will still be little surf.


From Kovels Kommets:  The furnishings of the Palm Beach house once owned by the Kennedy family were auctioned on January 23, 2016. The house was built in 1923 by the Wanamaker family, sold to Joe Kennedy in 1933, and used until the Kennedys sold the house and furnishings in 1995 to Mr. and Mrs. John Castle...

Some items had been part of the house for 21 to as long as 93 years. A set of William and Mary style tables estimated at $500 to $700 brought $10,625, and an Italian painted hall bench estimated at $3,000 to $5000 went for $9,375. Both were in the 1923 house. A pair of Venetian glass mirrors estimated at $2,000 to $4,000, perhaps in the house since 1933, was $38,750. The walnut twin beds used at various times by Joe Jr., Jack or Jackie sold for $20,000. A 1963 photograph of President Kennedy with his wife and children at Easter was $6,350.


"Just inside the walls of the fort we encountered what we call essentially a 1750 walking surface. That would be the level of the Earth that the British soldiers were walking on after the construction of Fort Lawrence and it's a very thin deposit but there are sufficient amounts of material in it to indicate that we are looking at that 1750 to 1755 era when the fort was occupied."

That is from an article about discoveries made at a fort site near the Nova Scotia border.  Here is the link for the rest of the article.

Here is a link to the rest of the article about discoveries at a fort site near the Nova Scotia border.


That little pocket in the pocket of your jeans is the subject of a story that is circulating on the internet.  It seems people started wondering what that little pocket is for.  The thing that amazed me is that so many people didn't know.  I've never wondered about it at all because I what it was for ever since I was old enough to wear jeans.

In case you didn't know, it is a pocket watch pocket.  Why they still have them is a bit of a mystery, but it never occurred to me that someone might not know that it was originally for a pocket watch.

I suppose there are a lot of things like that which - like TVs with knobs.  Younger people don't know about l I'm sure a lot of them don't know there was a time when you had go to the TV to switch channels. A list of things like that might be interesting.  I've seen lists like that before.  It gives an idea of how much things have changed in recent years.


Happy hunting,