Thursday, June 15, 2017

6/15/17 Report - Happy Flag Day. Old Sunken Ship. TV Program on 1715 Fleet. Rumors of New Detector.

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First U. S.Flag.
Darrel S. reminded me that it is flag day today (June 14).  It seems very few people know about it. I saw a few flags out today, but very few.

Flag Day honors a June 14, 1777, resolution from the Second Continental Congress, which called for an official United States flag.

The resolution called for the flag to "be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."  (From Wikipedia)

The flag with the circles arranged in a circle is referred to as the Betsy Ross variant.

Thanks to Darrel S.


SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. Coast Guard ship that first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War and sank off the coast of Southern California 100 years ago won’t be moved anytime soon, officials said Tuesday.

Strong currents and an abundance of sediment would make moving the delicate vessel too difficult, officials said in detailing the discovery of the San Francisco-based USCGC McCulloch. They also paid tribute to its crews, including two members who died in the line of duty...

Here is the link to read more about that.

I like to give you the sources for the stories I post so you can check them out for yourself.


Chistopher P. told me about a program on the Expedition Unknown series about the 1715 Fleet.  Below is the description.

Josh Gates travels the coast of Florida and to the newly opened country of Cuba in search of sunken treasure from a fleet of Spanish ships sunk in 1715. The hunt takes him deep into the Atlantic and into the previously sealed National Archives of Cuba.

Here is a link to learn more about that.  Sounds interesting.

Thanks Christopher.


I started seeing reports of a new metal detector that was supposed to show you a picture of the target before you dig it.  After looking into those reports it seems they stem from an ad about a detector that will not only show you a picture of the target, but also give you its value.  Then the ad says the detector will do all the hunting for you.  The problem is, as you probably guessed by now, it is fake news - yet it seems a lot of people didn't catch that it was a joke and passed it on like much of the TV and print media would do.


I remember reading maybe twenty years ago about a metal detector that would show you an image of the target in the ground.  They never seemed to work out or catch on.

Things like the DRS system that costs nearly $6000 will give you a rough image, but not anything like what you might want.


Its the time of year to start watching  Right now there is just one tropical disturbance. It is way out in the south Atlantic too far away to be concerned about at this point.

I heard a lot of thunder today, but it seems it stayed out west.

Not any significant changes to report in beach conditions.

Happy hunting,