Saturday, January 7, 2017

1/7/17 Report - Increasing Surf Coming Soon. Human Skull Found. Glass Penny. 1715 Fleet Silver "Razor"

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Predicted Surf For The Fort Pierce Area
This is the big news for me.  Keep an eye out to see what happens this weekend.  The wind direction will be critical in determining if the increased surf significantly improves overall beach detecting conditions.

Saturday morning the wind was from the west.


Part of a human skull determined to be hundreds of years old was recently found on Ormond Beach.

Ormond Beach was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.

Thanks to Doug E. for that link.


An experimental glass penny from World War II sold for 70 thousand dollars to an anonymous bidder.

During the war, copper was needed for ammunition. The U.S. Mint authorized tests that included making uncirculated pennies from other metals, plastic and rubber. The Blue Ridge Glass Co. in Tennessee made experimental pennies using tempered glass.

Here is that link for the rest of the story.

Thanks to SuperRick for that link.


I saw the following on a poster the other day.  I thought it was pretty good.

You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails.

To elaborate, you can't always change what happens to you but you can change how you react to it.  People tend to think there feelings about something are the result of events, but it would be more accurate to say that their feelings are caused by how they think about the event, rather than the event itself.


Readership was generally high in December, but the most read post was the 12/3/16 Report -  Historic Florida Shipwreck Claimed by France.  Your Attention and Action Needed.  Antique Bottle Find.


Yesterday I mentioned my first silver find from the Treasure Coast.  Here it is.

You can see how it could not be recognized as a silver anything, being so black, featureless and thin.  I don't know if it was a coin or not.


I've been looking at some great information on colonial coins and shipwrighting.  I'll have that for you sometime soon.

In the mean time I'll be most interested to see what happens to the beach over the next couple of days.

Happy hunting,