Jun 12, 2012, 06:36 PM
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I took the road less traveled------------------- and now I'm lost
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Jun 12, 2012 06:36 PM
Jun 13, 2012, 03:31 PM
Per my experience of having worked in construction for most of the last decade, when construction starts they are not going to allow anyone in there who is not an employee of the contractors working. I observed over the years many people being chased off job sites by job superintendents or security. Construction site theft is horrible around here, and much of it happens in the middle of the day when people just wander onto sites and carry stuff off. After hours they will most likely have security watching the place.
Now if you are friends with someone high up with the customer or general contractor, or actually work for one for he contractors on the job, you might be able to get in. Otherwise, they will run you off due to security or safety reasons. OSHA doesn't like a lot of people wandering around construction site who aren't suppose to be there.
Hope someone can get in there and clean that ground out before its developed. Bet there are some nice relics out there!
Jul 20, 2012, 03:20 PM
There maybe a documentary filmed very soon about this exact location and the threats related to it. If so they will include the work that has been done by detectorists.
Jul 20, 2012, 03:26 PM
Originally Posted by N.J.THer
That would be something I would like to see. I am sure there will be no construction there. Well I hope not. Hey with all the hippie types who live in Princeton I bet a good protest could be organized if they tried to build there.
Jul 20, 2012, 03:32 PM
Nola you should try & hunt the old hospital /new construction - New Orleans ----- heard many cool finds being made by workers!!!!!!
Jul 20, 2012, 06:09 PM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....
I got down there a bit early last year, now it's fenced off and the whole area is buried under at least three feet of fill. We found a few keepers there, and some nice bottles, but anything that was left is pretty much gone forever now.
Originally Posted by RELICDUDE07
"That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX
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Jul 20, 2012, 06:58 PM
Y,all are nuts,NOLA. Time and again you apply logic and wisdom. I,m humbled. Development happens, hard to dodge change. Don,t want to fight (o.k. maybe a little)but i would rather compromise where relics end up than lose them. Its been done before where progress overruns history,get detectorists in there to recover whats going to be lost or damaged.
Hey , I.don,t have all the answers but sometimes coffee tastes better over an open fire.
Jul 21, 2012, 07:48 AM
I don't know if this site will be built on or not, but here's the skinny on this property as a construction site:
It would be hard enough to get on a normal construction site, but the job sup on this job would no doubt be briefed on the history, and all it would take to shut the job down for a long time (maybe forever) is for some metal detectorist to find something. As in no paychecks, and expensive archeological delays.
You would have no chance to get on.
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche
"You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."
Jul 21, 2012, 09:03 AM
Since you guys are so familiar about Princeton battle field I was wandering if the creek on Princeton pike is part of the park I've always wanted to stop at the bridge and detect the area but just didn't have the nuts.
Jul 21, 2012, 09:33 AM
I have gotten permission to detect at courthouses, churches, and houses on the national historic register before. I'd say you can. I haven't had any problems. Most people who work at these courthouses and churches don't even know the buildings are on the national historic register.
Jul 21, 2012, 09:36 AM
However, historic sites in national parks are off limits, as far as I know (most civil war battlefields). State parks' rules are determined by the state.
Jul 21, 2012, 09:53 AM
You can detect there as long as no one calls the cops. LOL. Ever deal with Princeton cops. They make Barney seem sensible.
Originally Posted by flyadive
Jul 21, 2012, 10:07 AM
Jul 21, 2012, 10:53 AM
Is this the park on Rt 33 that you are talking about? My Mom lived in Concordia for many years and I used to drive by the park on 33 going to the Freehold Mall and a Chinese Restaurant (can't remember the name, but is on the same side of the road as the park and at the merge of 33 and business 33). Remembered the park as being really nice. Last time I was down, I noticed new a 55+ complex right near it. Haven't been back to NJ since we moved Mom up to New Hampshire in 2010.
Jul 21, 2012, 11:43 AM
Originally Posted by AC1955
No this place is in Princeton. It's a historic battle field. Lots of people fought and died there.
Jul 21, 2012, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the clarification.
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