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    "Penobscot Expedition" back on the hunt - year p

    Well got a late start this year with year 24 of my hunts at this facinating Rev War site that gave up so much history I was happy to share with u folks last year. Each year , for the last 4 have had low expectations for much less to be found as I have really pounded it so much. However always glad to be wrong and to my surprise two nice canon balls day one. 2 nd hour in rehunted a Brit Artillery emplacement and pulled out a 1 pounder. In fact the American's captured it then the Brits cannonaded it with this 1 pounder. Later in the afternoon rehunted an American Artillery impact arena where 6 of 9 cannonballs were found last year . Expected nothing till I pulled up a branch , swept the coil undo it and got a 8 reading on my Deus. Always a CB reading on my Deus .Moved away the grass and leaves and there sat an American 6 pounder about 3/4 in the ground and the other 1/4 just looking sat me . Ended the day with 2 cbs and 2 mortar frags. A good start to year 24.
    This morning uploaded some pics. To me nothing more beautiful than seeing a cannon ball above ground. Only 2nd of 82 found like that.Attachment 1842191Attachment 1842192
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    Your site has some amazing history
    To Dig or not to Dig

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    Great story, thank for sharing!

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    Rev WAr history guy

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    Thanks guys. Operator error on sending up pics. They r on now. a bit rusty from last year. Looked at 158 times and can see pics are needed . Thanks Gary
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Wood Butcher

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    Well done and thanks for the images and descriptions. That large one was very patient waiting for you to finally rescue it.
    Love hearing about your hunts as I have a lot of family in Maine and graduated high school just north of Bangor. My Mom and uncle had an old family homestead from 1796 in Sedgewick. Just wish I was into metal detecting then.
    Oh, the things my imagination tells me I would have found in the 1970's!!
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    As a temporarily displaced Mainer, I love to see you pull these important pieces up from your site. Congrats!
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    Rev WAr history guy

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    My military career took me out of Maine many times and now back in my "Golden Years" in a state have loved. Can take the boy out of Maine but not the Maine out of the boy. Am sure u guys feels the same. Glad u r enjoying seeing history coming alive. Last year I learned Western Eastern Treasure mag was going digital and not sure I like that . Also last Winter I wrote about the gold 1772 guinea found at my site. It was called "Revolutionary War Gold "and came out in their "Best Finds" April 2020. I would like to upload , since folks have read a few that here but not sure is the correct area to do it in. I will wait for some Feedback before doing so. Also the I pounder is British as most of them were hand marked with a "Broad Arrow" . As u can see from the pic it is a rough hunt and why there r still relics to be found. Thanks for your kind remarks. I"ll keep digging . Gary
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    Peterpockets
    I thought about u and your family that other day as u mentioned your old homestead in Sedgewick going back to 1796. We were at the Bagiduce diner. Small world my friend. G

 

 

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