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    Pre hurricane ETA hunt...lower keys

    Got out a couple days before ETA ! Really wanted to check and document the cut before the storm blasted it !! I went down past Bahia handa and tried the spanish harbor keys.....it was pretty good with most of the sand still pushed high from irma. The sand has been pushed away and exposed the bare rock. So I did alot of pothole hunting. You can see how good those expensive scoops would work its still pretty messed up with the beaches destroyed and clean up in full swing. Here's some stuff from before and after.Click image for larger version. 

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    Silver dime, old clad(no zinc),harmonica and other musical reeds,suspender clip,sail grommets, ships spikes bronze, great seal button, brass drawer pull,38-55 rifle cartridge(kinda rare) also got some great crystallized coral specimans....this come from a top-secret location that everyone is trying to get from Me ���� Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1879054 here is some other recent finds Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1879055 match safe !!Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1879057 here's a wierd aluminum token from 1987...its new orleans, not sure how it made it to the lower keys? Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1879058 also got a gold plated copper ring, sterling clasp, bell of Sarina, silver religous medallion and another razor part.Click image for larger version. 

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    Also a tremendous amount of pottery is being washed out by the hurricane erosion. I'll take a pic and edit it in....got only one gold earring small .Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1879061. Getting ready to hit some spanish spots as soon as this weather settles down and the beaches groom up !! Sea weed is everywhere right now. Got tons of trash and lead tooClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	1879063 here's the pesos coins. Nothing real special but great fun !!Click image for larger version. 

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    Blak Bart,,wow outstanding,,you could charge admission fees there,,,keep up the good work,,
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    Wow. The hurricane bent that spike!!! grin
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    Blak bart. Great work on filming. What type of camera and how do you like the eq,
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    Love the coral crystal, very cool.
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    Thanks guys.....I wish I had some great Spanish treasure to show...but....2020 has been weird to say the least. Not much good treasure, but plenty of relics. This hurricane was about as perfect as it gets.....were three days out and the weather is settling. It will be a while before the shorelines stabilize but I think there may be some goodies. Beach combing is off the chain and my buddies dad (hes 70) managed to salvage ten 16 foot 2x10s. I got quite alot so far after the storm and will be doing some extreme beach combing.....ill ware the gopro and get a half mile deep into the mangrove swamps !! Its incredible. Yesterday I got a bunch of calusa indian pottery shards !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    Got out a couple days before ETA ! Really wanted to check and document the cut before the storm blasted it !! I went down past Bahia handa and tried the spanish harbor keys.....it was pretty good with most of the sand still pushed high from irma. The sand has been pushed away and exposed the bare rock. So I did alot of pothole hunting. You can see how good those expensive scoops would work its still pretty messed up with the beaches destroyed and clean up in full swing. Here's some stuff from before and after.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201110_173752.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	2.67 MB 
ID:	1879049
    Silver dime, old clad(no zinc),harmonica and other musical reeds,suspender clip,sail grommets, ships spikes bronze, great seal button, brass drawer pull,38-55 rifle cartridge(kinda rare) also got some great crystallized coral specimans....this come from a top-secret location that everyone is trying to get from Me ���� Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201011_220238.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	3.20 MB 
ID:	1879054 here is some other recent finds Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201011_220124.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	2.25 MB 
ID:	1879055 match safe !!Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201011_220152.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	2.26 MB 
ID:	1879056Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201011_220138.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	2.61 MB 
ID:	1879057 here's a wierd aluminum token from 1987...its new orleans, not sure how it made it to the lower keys? Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201011_220058.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	3.47 MB 
ID:	1879058 also got a gold plated copper ring, sterling clasp, bell of Sarina, silver religous medallion and another razor part.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201011_220238.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	3.20 MB 
ID:	1879054
    Also a tremendous amount of pottery is being washed out by the hurricane erosion. I'll take a pic and edit it in....got only one gold earring small .Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201107_084608.jpg 
Views:	32 
Size:	1.35 MB 
ID:	1879061. Getting ready to hit some spanish spots as soon as this weather settles down and the beaches groom up !! Sea weed is everywhere right now. Got tons of trash and lead tooClick image for larger version. 

Name:	20201106_214529.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	1.49 MB 
ID:	1879063Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201106_214529.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	1.49 MB 
ID:	1879063 here's the pesos coins. Nothing real special but great fun !!Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201106_214551.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	1.56 MB 
ID:	1879064
    First pic, all the way on the left, is a razor handle. From an old safety razor.
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  8. #8
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    Thank you madmox......I forgot to mention that !! Good eye...happy hunting friend !!
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    Great hunt bart. I like the variety of finds.
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    That is a great variety of finds. Congrats on all the stuff you found. Good luck on future finds after the shores stabilize!
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    Great assortment of finds....I tend to favour the old spikes you find. Very nice one, even bent she's a beaut.
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    "this come from a top-secret location that everyone is trying to get from Me" - not surprised with the awesome finds you post. Good for you!

    I imagine some of those artifacts were from building the overseas highway by Henry Flagler. Great history. Cannot wait to see the after finds when you have time.

    Question: Is Spanish Harbor named due to the 1733 fleet?

    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflap View Post
    Wow. The hurricane bent that spike!!! grin
    It sure wasn't plough hit.
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  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaSon View Post
    "this come from a top-secret location that everyone is trying to get from Me" - not surprised with the awesome finds you post. Good for you!

    I imagine some of those artifacts were from building the overseas highway by Henry Flagler. Great history. Cannot wait to see the after finds when you have time.

    Question: Is Spanish Harbor named due to the 1733 fleet?

    Regards
    Spanish harbor was being used long before the 1733 fleet.....probably as far back as mid to late 1500s.....definitely was a popular Anchorage by the 1600s......very deep history there !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    Only the crystallized coral comes from my secret spot. Very hard to find the pockets of crystallized coral. The really nice specimans come from only a couple locations.
    wahoo caught in bahamas

 

 
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