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    Oct 2008
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    Revolutionary War Fortification

    Interesting article in the Charleston Post & Courier.

    http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/..._history61883/

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    Re: Revolutionary War Fortification

    Please, do not attempt to get onto this property. I can tell you first hand there is ALOT of security on the property and you will end up in Jail.
    xXx

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2008
    South Carolina
    67

    Re: Revolutionary War Fortification

    Quote Originally Posted by xXx
    Please, do not attempt to get onto this property. I can tell you first hand there is ALOT of security on the property and you will end up in Jail.
    xXx
    Pretty harsh comment! I am quite familiar with this property as well, although I haven't been to the North end in quite a few years. The old base is easily accessible through the old main gate. Just tell the guard that you are going to the marina. Make sure to make a right turn toward the marina after you pass the guard shack! If you miss a sign on the way out and end up on the North end, at most, you will be stopped and redirected to the nearest exit. There are so many different agencies using that property now that it is almost impossible to say who belongs there and who does not.

    The main thing that struck me about this story is that the redevelopment project will move forward regardless of what they find. This property has been in military hands for over 300 years in one form or another. British, Colonial, USN, etceteras. The shipyard alone was there for more than a hundred years, not to mention the road house that the British used to frequent during their ownership. The entire site is ripe with 3 centuries of artifacts that will be off limits for at least another 75-100 years.

    At a minimum, I would love to have access to all the dirt they haul off when they dig the new lake.

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    Re: Revolutionary War Fortification

    If I hurt you feelings by saying something harsh, I'm sorry. But, what I said was true. I am a Sheriff's Deputy and I definately know what will happen if your found on the property with a detector.

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    Oct 2008
    South Carolina
    67

    Re: Revolutionary War Fortification

    Quote Originally Posted by xXx
    If I hurt you feelings by saying something harsh, I'm sorry. But, what I said was true. I am a Sheriff's Deputy and I definately know what will happen if your found on the property with a detector.
    No harm, no foul. Regardless of your jurisdiction "deputy", the sections I snoop around on are still federal property, i.e., your department would have no jurisdiction even if you were a deputy in the connected county. Are you actually a retired DOD gate guard that is hoping to keep the North end for yourself?

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    Re: Revolutionary War Fortification

    Brother, I wish I could retire at 39. No, still active Sheriff's Deputy. As far as hunting the south end, it's all yours. I don't get down there.
    I don't recall saying that I have jurisdiction in your area? Did I say that, or somehow imply, or are you only here on TreasureNet to start arguments? I was simply stating that IF YOU HUNT PRIVATE PROPERTY, ESPECIALLY THIS PROPERTY, YOU CAN GO TO JAIL. I fealt I was doing a favor.
    Will this help you out:
    Metal Detecting Code of Ethics
    No leaving of holes and trash you dug up behind.
    Always ask permission to hunt private land, and get it in writing if possible.
    If you are asked to leave a place, just say, "Okay, sorry." and leave.
    Avoid confrontation with the authorities at all costs.
    Don't steal your friend's spots
    Abide by all state and local laws
    Report all live ammunition and lethal ojects to the police
    Use common sense and consideration for others when detecting.
    Be responsible

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    Re: Revolutionary War Fortification

    Auger, Dave was simply stating the obivous with detecting at this sight. I know him and believe me, he really is a sheriff's deputy, one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet too.

    No harm no foul, hunt were you like but know all the rules and regulations regarding the area you are in. I would absolutely love to hunt that area myself, shoot, maybe we all can get together and see if we can approach those in control and seek permission to hunt in an area. How does that sound?


    When it comes down to it, I will caution towrds a law enforcement officer over a person"who knows the area" unless of course you are the owner of said area! then you trump the officer, lol

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2008
    South Carolina
    67

    Re: Revolutionary War Fortification

    Quote Originally Posted by AeroMike
    Auger, Dave was simply stating the obivous with detecting at this sight. I know him and believe me, he really is a sheriff's deputy, one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet too.

    No harm no foul, hunt were you like but know all the rules and regulations regarding the area you are in. I would absolutely love to hunt that area myself, shoot, maybe we all can get together and see if we can approach those in control and seek permission to hunt in an area. How does that sound?


    When it comes down to it, I will caution towrds a law enforcement officer over a person"who knows the area" unless of course you are the owner of said area! then you trump the officer, lol
    Just thought your bud came on a bit strong when all I did was forward a piece from the local paper. Immediate response of "you will be arrested if you hunt there", was unnecessary and uninformed. This property is City owned and is accessible to the general public. Granted, someone with a metal detector and a shovel in hand would likely get a lot more attention from the site security than a pedestrian. Bottom line, regarding my earlier comments, no historic site(s) will be "discovered" there. That would draw less revenue for the city than the condo's they have planned for the site.

    Perhaps your friend was confusing this property with that adjacent with the Navy brig in Hanahan. Totally different story there.

    auger, a.k.a Tom.

 

 

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