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    Carib crew 2019 finds

    Recently the crew aboard the Search and Salvage vessel Carib has been very fortunate to have found a nice group of coins and artifacts.
    Please remember that none of this is what "I" did. I am just their enabler. They do all the hard work on a little boat in a big, big ocean. I just coast around and make sure they have what they need.
    Captain Kym and the crew of the Carib have been excavating on the Cabin wreck for 2 and half years. Before that, Kym and Bill Moore ran the Royal 8 for a couple of years and worked the same wreck. Today was the day all that hard work and hardheadedness paid off with One Good Hole! 2 years ago I plotted the numbers of a silver platter that Mike Penninger and his crew had found in 1994 on our mapping software and we just never got around to digging it. Today we dug it and look what happened!!!
    42 really nice eight reals (one of which may be something REALLY special) 2 one reales, a big EO that we think has one or more coins in it and a couple of nice pieces of pottery IN ONE HOLE!!
    Congratulations to Captain Kym, Capt Mike Penninger, Jeff Harness, Maryellen Twitchell, Richard Rabon and Special Guest Star Andrew Tidball. Also thanks to John Brandon, 1715 Fleet - Queen's Jewels and all the other subcontractors who make this such a great experience for all.
    More pictures later tonight, but here is a taste...
    Dedicated to our friends who have recently passed...Barbara Cox -The Mischievous Mermaid, Jo Schubert, Bob Marx and Dell Winder.

    Another post I put on FB:
    On July 18, 2019 the crew of the Carib made a spectacular find...45 coins and a very rare piece of a 1715 pie crimper (who ever woulda thought of that one?) from the 1715 Fleet disaster in one hole.
    It was a great job by a team of great people on that little boat.
    Captain Kym A Ferrell - my partner, and very good friend. Kym has been undergoing cancer treatments for over 6 years. Absolutely the toughest and kindest person I know. He's swam and dug and surveyed and dredged all over the place for 50 years A damned fine boat captain, treasure hunter and trainer of crews. He's taught me a lot but I still have more to learn..
    Mike Penninger - our own retired rocket scientist, cheerleader and head musician, the guy that is first in the hole and the last to pay for a drink, works hard and doesn't complain...much. He's the guy that was in the hole when the first of these coins appeared.
    Jeff Harness - this guy retired, packed up his life and moved to the area to work on the Carib. A good hand wherever you put him and a great team player.
    Andrew Tidball - Andrew is a retired Marine helo pilot/ friend who took some time off from working in North Dakota as a Medevac pilot to come help for a few days..and boy did he pick the right day...
    Richard Rabon our good friend and highly experienced historian who works every day on the deck. Always cheerful, never shirks a task and doesn't eat much - (ideal crew guy)
    MaryEllen Twichell has worked every possible day this summer...(she moved to Micco to dive with us for the summer)..but was otherwis engaged on the 18th. She's been a great crew member and could be the next one to score a coin!

    and yes...I know this was not a 5 million dollar find with Royals and escudos and things heretofore unseen by modern man, but it's the best one we've seen up close for a good while and I am very proud of the crew of the Carib and very grateful to them, 1715 Fleet- Queen's Jewels and all the people who have helped us do what we do by helping with dollars, doughnuts, gear, buying t-shirts and maybe hitting the "like" button. You are all a big help and doing these Facebook postings are just my way of letting everyone have a little piece of our dream.
    Thank you every one.





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    Bill Black
    Search and Salvage/Caribbean Treasure Salvors
    Sebastian, FL
    ropesfish@gmail.com

    Subcontractor on the 1715 Plate Fleet "C-31"
    “You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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    Well done !!!


    And tell Andrew I said "hey"...


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    Another good day on Carib!!
    One more time...On July 27, 2019 Jeff Harness recovered this pretty teardrop one reale from the Cabin site. Jeff's first coin find, but I bet it won't be his last. He also recovered a BIG chunk of an olive jar

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    Bill Black
    Search and Salvage/Caribbean Treasure Salvors
    Sebastian, FL
    ropesfish@gmail.com

    Subcontractor on the 1715 Plate Fleet "C-31"
    “You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

    https://www.facebook.com/searchandsalvage.net/


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    August 12, 2019
    Another day, another awesome find for my friends on the little green boat with the big old blower in the back...The Carib Crew scored again for Search and Salvage and Caribbean Treasure Salvors LLC.
    This is a great 1715 artifact, IMHO...A really nice, chunky 8 reale coin concreted to a lovely chunk of Treasure Coast rock!
    MaryEllen Twichell wrested this beauty from it's watery resting places somewhere on the Cabin Wreck this afternoon.
    Great job by the whole crew, from Captain Kym who parked the boat on the right spot, all the way through....You folks are a great team. I appreciate all that you do and we have MUCH more to find this year and in years to come.
    Here are some preliminary pictures of The Eight Reale Rock.
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    Last edited by ropesfish; Aug 13, 2019 at 10:19 PM.
    Bill Black
    Search and Salvage/Caribbean Treasure Salvors
    Sebastian, FL
    ropesfish@gmail.com

    Subcontractor on the 1715 Plate Fleet "C-31"
    “You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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    august 9, 2019
    ANOTHER GOOD DAY!

    Our friend Bill Perkins came up from his home in Roatan to dive with the crew of the Carib for 3 weeks.
    He's been a great student and w2as already an accomplished detectorist and diver
    He sure did a fine job today...His first treasure coin and is smaller than a dime./ While it may not be as romantic as a "piece of 8" or 8 reale the fact that he found it concreted to the seabed is a testament to his skill with a metal detector..and it's a cool little coin!
    Pictured with historian/ amateur archaeologist and top deck hand Richard Rabon....also a snazzy dresser!
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    Last edited by ropesfish; Aug 14, 2019 at 09:58 PM.
    Bill Black
    Search and Salvage/Caribbean Treasure Salvors
    Sebastian, FL
    ropesfish@gmail.com

    Subcontractor on the 1715 Plate Fleet "C-31"
    “You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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    Congratulations, hope your streak continues

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    Congrats on a great season so far !!

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    That "pie cutter" you found, that's for a pizza pie. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropesfish View Post
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    Pictured with arcaeologist and top deck hand Richard Rabon....also a snazzy dresser!
    I am curious: where did he get his archaeology degree?
    Last edited by Alexandre; Aug 14, 2019 at 03:56 PM.
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    I am even curiouser...as to why where someone received a degree would matter?....or is it that only "certain" specific programs at a particular institution are acceptable?

    I am honestly curious as to what prompted the original question...

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    Sorry Bill....I hope I have not derailed this wonderful thread...again, congrats to ALL of you guys!!!

    ag
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    I am even curiouser...as to why where someone received a degree would matter?.
    Is Rabon a marine archaeologist, or a maritime archaeologist, or what sort of decreed archaeologist??

    Where it matters, or perhaps prompted the question, is on who is identifying the artefacts and the provenance.

    For your business model, it is $ vs $$$$$$
    Last edited by xaos; Aug 14, 2019 at 07:31 PM.
    I love the taste of water, frozen into squares, and surrounded by rum

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    I may have mistyped, it was late and I wanted to get this posted on TNet
    ...I will check with Richard as to his credentials. I could be wrong...so...historian and amateur archaeologist it will be until I check on the veracity of what a third party told me a couple of years ago. He is quite knowledgeable and a great asset aboard the boat every day....which is much more useful on a day to day basis than any upper level degree.
    Robert Westrick is, of course, the archaeologist for Queen's Jewels and gets high res photos of our finds as soon as I take them. Of course, he inspects all the artifacts at the end of the year. I talk to Rob pretty much every week.
    The pie crust crimper/jigger/pastry wheel was identified by a pastry chef....and confirmed by any number of imagines on Google as well as this book on the subject:
    Food History Jottings: Pastry Jiggers and Pastry Prints - a marvellous new book by Michael Finlay

    No need to start throwing things, people...

    EVERYTHING that any subcontractor finds is tagged, secured and given into the custody of 1715 Fleet- Queen's Jewels. The company does all conservation and identification work with their archaeologist, Mr Westrick. The State of Florida then inspects and studies the year's recoveries and lends their expertise to the story. Nothing that any of us think makes a bit of difference as to the official evaluation of the artifacts, so the education of the crew is completely irrelevant as to the final eval of the materials.
    Last edited by ropesfish; Aug 14, 2019 at 10:28 PM.
    Bill Black
    Search and Salvage/Caribbean Treasure Salvors
    Sebastian, FL
    ropesfish@gmail.com

    Subcontractor on the 1715 Plate Fleet "C-31"
    “You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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    What I really wanted to know was if he is really an archaeologist or is he an "archaeologist" like Robert Marx was... now that Ropefish has edited the post, it is clear now.

    Mind you, you can be an archaeologist and not be certified as one - an the inverse is also true.


    Quote Originally Posted by agflit View Post
    I am even curiouser...as to why where someone received a degree would matter?....or is it that only "certain" specific programs at a particular institution are acceptable?

    I am honestly curious as to what prompted the original question...
    Last edited by Alexandre; Aug 15, 2019 at 01:09 AM.

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    Excellent news on some excellent finds.

    Congrats to the whole crew and may there be many more in your near future!!!!
    (The OP seems to be very selfless even though I'm sure he must do something other than post. )
    ropesfish likes this.

 

 
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