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  1. #1
    mnm
    mnm is offline

    May 2006
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    Polly L

    Does anyone know if this recovery pod is onto something or what the current mission is ? I noticed it a few months back on the way to Sebastian and then observed it North of that same spot by about 300 meters. Just curious , any help would be great .

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    Re: Polly L

    I am now officially working with Amelia Research on the Polly L
    DiverLynn




    http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbc...WS01/705080335

    Treasure hunters take a dive
    Ocean calm, clear along area beaches

    BY LINDA JUMP
    FLORIDA TODAY
    May 7, 2007

    Looking for something.The treasure recovery ship Polly-L sits off the coast just south of Melbourne Beach looking for ships that wrecked hundreds of years ago. The Polly-L is owned by Amelia Research and is a subcontractor for Mel Fisher Enterprises. Michael R. Brown, FLORIDA TODAY
    See treasure
    # Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum, 1322 U.S. 1, Sebastian. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $6.50 per adult, $5 for senior and $2 for children 6 to 12 years old. Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie County residents can get a fan club card and return for $1.
    # McLarty Treasure Museum, State Road A1A, south of and part of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Last movie is shown at 3:15 p.m. Admission is $1 for those older than 6.

    MELBOURNE BEACH - After a 15-year absence, longtime treasure hunter Rex Stocker slipped into clear, still waters last week to search for bounty from a Spanish fleet that sank in 1715 heavy with gold and silver, priceless porcelain and the still-undiscovered queen's jewels.

    For three days, Stocker and another diver brought up encrusted iron material that could be fasteners, tools or rigging from a ship -- or possibly something more valuable. A magnetometer shows them where to look, and a new type of boat digs the holes on the ocean floor that the men explore.

    "I thought I might be lucky again, but everything is encrusted so we don't know yet," Stocker, 64, said.

    May 1 opened the treasure-hunting season along the Space and Treasure coasts, and divers are off to a good start with flat-calm conditions in the water, noted Taffi Fisher Abt, daughter of the late famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher, although recent rains are keeping divers temporarily at port. Some seasons, storms and murky water keep divers at bay until later in the summer.

    On his first day out April 28 in the clearest water he's seen in years, John Brandon recovered eight silver coins off Douglas Beach in Fort Pierce south of Brevard County. He's found a total of 19 so far. He's also found pottery shards, a piece from a silver plate, musket balls and severalunidentified encrusted objects.

    Experts say there's still plenty of bounty undiscovered. The items that Stocker and other divers recovered will be returned to a restoration shop next to Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum in Sebastian.

    Stocker, a Sebastian resident, was part of a group of eight engineers and scientists who lived around Cape Canaveral who spent weekends diving for treasure before going into business with Mel Fisher Treasures. It was Stocker who, in 1962, handed Fisher his first gold coins.

    Mel Fisher and his associates and subcontractors have recovered jewels and jewelry, swords and weapons, household and personal items, porcelain and barrels of gold and silver coins from the 1715 fleet.

    The dozen or so Spanish wooden ships picked up treasures from Mexico, South America and the Caribbean annually and met in Cuba. They were returning home when they were dashed in a storm south of Sebastian Inlet.

    Abt said this season, Fisher's Treasure has 15 subcontractors. "I promised a bottle of Atocha gold rum to the person who finds the most treasure. We have hundreds and hundreds of magnetometer hits (showing iron objects under the ocean) and I don't have enough boats to find out what they all are," she said.

    Stocker is diving from the
    Polly-L, a four-story, $2.3 million ship with three legs that stretch to the ocean floor and lift the 200-ton craft as high as 68 feet. That means the ship isn't as affected by waves and weather.

    Stocker is one of three founders of Amelia Research, which operates the Polly-L and serves as a Fisher subcontractor.

    "We've been finding artifacts every day," said Doug Pope, captain of the Polly-L. "We just don't know what they are yet."

    Larry Soper, who sunbathes and fishes nearly daily at the beach, said he often watches the Polly-L from shore.

    "We thought it was dredging," Soper said. Others thought the ship was an oil rig.

    Ed Perry, who oversees the McLarty Treasure Museum that is part of Sebastian Inlet State Park, said last week he saw the first divers in the water behind the museum. "The water is clear and I can see all the in-shore reefs. It's perfect weather to start the season," he said.

    An area behind the museum is believed to be the sight of the flagship and it's where 1,500 survivors camped.

    "There's still a lot of interest in the 1715 treasure. The story stays alive with the salvaging efforts," he said.

    Abt said other members of the "Fisher family" are working with John Brandon to learn the ropes. Her son Joshua Abt, after running the magnetometer last year, is now diving and her son-in-law David Waton, is also diving for the first time. Her daughter, Nicole Fisher Abt Watson, is running the Fisher Museum.

    "They're learning from the best, and we're bringing in the next generation to take over the business," Abt said.
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    hn
    Pirate of the Ays

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    Re: Polly L

    Congratulations Lynn! you were not unemployed very long.


    Tom

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    Oct 2006
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    Re: Polly L

    Tom,
    Only about 4 days! Actually I have a second job as a personal assistant when I am "beached" due to weather, like right now. Heading down this afternoon to get some cool photos of the Polly L in the high seas.

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    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
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    Re: Polly L

    you can't keep a good wo(man) down as the old saying goes. Ivan

  6. #6
    mnm
    mnm is offline

    May 2006
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    Re: Polly L

    Thanks DiverLynn, I had this idea yesterday to hit the beaches cause of the rough surf conditions and noticed that the Polly 'L' was back in a previous location . Just thought to myself , maybe that would be a good area to search. Perhaps I can make it there this evening after work and try again. Seas were a bit to rough , hopefully I will find treasure one day but wish you guys the best .

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    Oct 2006
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    Re: Polly L

    MNM,
    That's my plan also while I have some down time. On the beachside of New Smyrna Beach right now and the surf is roaring, might check out the south beach area in the next few days.
    Good luck to you too.
    DiverLynn

  8. #8

    May 2005
    517

    Re: Polly L

    Nice shot of the rig, interesting thing is you have a raw water intake (pesumably on one of the legs) and a stready flow of waste water exausting into the ocean, what is happening to your sewerage?

    A very big thing every time I have had a rig within a couple of miles of the shore let alone on the beach, (and yes we did have a lot of people onboard every time).

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    Oct 2006
    New Smyrna Beach
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    Re: Polly L

    Not sure but I believe there are sewage holding tanks. The water you see is the coolant while running the blowers which are in the water in the photo above.

    Check out the photos below of the seas yesterday. Heading back out tomorrow.

    Diverlynn
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  10. #10

    Oct 2006
    New Smyrna Beach
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    Re: Polly L

    For all of you following us on the Polly L.
    Doug has decided to mount a web cam on the deck so you can view our progress in real time. Will let you know when it happens.
    Diverlynn

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    Dec 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Re: Polly L

    I'm almost 100% sure that the pollyL is 100% self contained, meaning they have a desalition unit (fresh water maker) and a sewage treatment processor. These vessels are regulary check by the USCG, and must be up to standards.

  12. #12

    Oct 2006
    New Smyrna Beach
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    Re: Polly L

    Photos from the Polly L during "Barry", thats my son helping us get groceries out to the boat. He will be coming on as a diesel mechanic apprentice, how cool is that? He's only 16 and knows his way around engines pretty good for a kid. He is (of course) also a certified diver.
    We began digging Tuesday or Wednesday

    Diverlynn
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  13. #13

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    Re: Polly L

    Melbourne Update:
    Well, been a busy week. With this great weather we have been pushing it. Working some of the Fisher's mag hits in some of the worst clay I've ever seen (or should I say felt!) Dark gray clay holes, zero vis but we have found pieces of a a very deteriorated pewter platter. We all are taking a couple of days off to re-coop and get back at it later in the week. We will have a slide presentation at Pegleg's show so please drop by.
    Diverlynn

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    Re: Polly L

    Lynn,

    Is this isolated or does it cover a wide area?

    I have read that the chinese porcelain was packed in this dark kind of clay for shipping. You may be very close!

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    Oct 2006
    New Smyrna Beach
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    Re: Polly L

    Robert,
    The clay covers quite a bit of area, we found it on several target areas. We moved in shore but came in contact with more. Much different than about a mile north where we were working last week. We plan to move out to deeper water as soon as I get back and do some large searches before blowing holes. I think next week will give us a much better idea of where to concentrate on. Still no work on the items delivered to the Fishers for identifying.
    Diverlynn

 

 
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