Mounds of ship's ballast rock.

newfyviking

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We are going to dive some piles of rock that where put there by man but not recorded, We are sure its 2 mounds of ballast rock but is really old. On shore we found a old bracelet laying beside what looks like boat ways on the shore. There was also a big anchor taken from the spot but it has been removed and is now gone.
There has been a lot of overlapping history, the ring is no to old but we are not sure what the other thing in the picture is, its soft and has wax looking stuff in side.
I have a question about ballast rocks, does any one have pictures of other mounds or know how big the rocks should be. I told a diver about it and he looked at them and figured the rocks were to big for ballast. The big rocks are Less then 1.5 feet in dia. My thoughts are they would use the boom to load them like cargo so they could be quite big.
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BennyV

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Hi All
We are going to dive some piles of rock that where put there by man but not recorded, We are sure its 2 mounds of ballast rock but is really old. On shore we found a old bracelet laying beside what looks like boat ways on the shore. There was also a big anchor taken from the spot but it has been removed and is now gone.
There has been a lot of overlapping history, the ring is no to old but we are not sure what the other thing in the picture is, its soft and has wax looking stuff in side.
I have a question about ballast rocks, does any one have pictures of other mounds or know how big the rocks should be. I told a diver about it and he looked at them and figured the rocks were to big for ballast. The big rocks are Less then 1.5 feet in dia. My thoughts are they would use the boom to load them like cargo so they could be quite big.
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Post pics of the rocks. Bart might be able to help.
 

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Pile of rocks is a good start, much better than a pile of coral.
 

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