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Treasure Hunting Seems To Be Paying Off
07-28-2015, 02:04 AM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015...orida.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/300-year-old...s-million/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...wreck.html

Quote:Monroe was relayed the tale in 1972 and, 40 years later, they believe they are closer than ever to finding the fortune.
He told WZZM 13: 'I was sitting down and talking to a friend of mine, and all of the sudden he says, "Fred, you're just the person I want to see with your diving experience. My grandfather told me a story that he heard from a lighthouse keeper, who originally heard it during a deathbed confession, that there's 2 million dollars of gold bullion inside a box car that fell off a ferry into Lake Michigan".'
07-28-2015, 02:54 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Scientists have recreated a beer found on a ship that sank in 1842.

The bottles had been 165ft (50 metres) underwater but were recovered in 2010.

Now a Finnish brewery is planning to bring the replicated beer to market so punters can get a taste of the 19th century brew.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...le-90.html

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07-28-2015, 02:59 AM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Interesting Octo, but it seems they can't recreate it exactly.

Quote:The modern version is less sweet as malt is now produced differently

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...z3h8hd1ygY
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Which, at $145 a bottle, I would want the exact replica.
07-28-2015, 03:09 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:Two of the salvaged beer bottles were sent to the Technological Research Centre VTT in Finland for detailed analysis. Examination showed that there were two types of beer: both golden yellow and clear. Further chemical analysis showed that at least one of the beers when fresh would have had a distinct character of rose, almond and cloves.

http://www.stallhagen.com/en/vrakol-2/aterskapande

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I may have to buy one... hmm.gif
07-28-2015, 05:19 AM #5
Nomadic wanderer. Member
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I have fond memories of metal detecting old sites with my dad as a teenager.

We never struck it rich, but we did find loads of silver coins over the years.

Great thread!!

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07-28-2015, 09:40 AM #6
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What about the TITANIC ?

when it was finally found years after sinking -- the salvagers were astounded to find the swimming pool was Still FULL
07-28-2015, 06:53 PM #7
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(07-28-2015, 05:19 AM)Nomadic wanderer. Wrote:  I have fond memories of metal detecting old sites with my dad as a teenager.

We never struck it rich, but we did find loads of silver coins over the years.

Great thread!!

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I could get into walking along beaches with a metal detector (during retirement years). Seems like a nice pastime.
07-28-2015, 06:54 PM #8
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(07-28-2015, 09:40 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  What about the TITANIC ?

when it was finally found years after sinking -- the salvagers were astounded to find the swimming pool was Still FULL

...drum roll....elvis.gif
07-28-2015, 06:55 PM #9
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(07-28-2015, 09:40 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  What about the TITANIC ?

when it was finally found years after sinking -- the salvagers were astounded to find the swimming pool was Still FULL

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07-28-2015, 06:56 PM #10
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Quote:The Schmitt family said GPS technology helped them track the areas they excavated underwater to find $1 million in gold and other artifacts off the Florida coast. They're reaping the reward now, but they said it took long days, hard work and determination to make their discovery, reports CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers.

Quote:"The more we do this, the bigger the finds we make, so I kind of less believe in luck and more believe in our hard work," Schmitt said.

If you're thinking treasure hunting and a million-dollar haul sounds lucrative, there is some red tape. The State of Florida gets 20 percent of the profits off the top. Then the Schmitt family, as a subcontractor, splits the bounty 50-50 with Queens Jewels, LLC, the company that owns the rights to the wreckage.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/300-year-old...t-florida/
07-28-2015, 07:14 PM #11
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They say there's probably still tonnes of treasure to be
found on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The Visby
museum sure was a fascinating place to visit.

İmage

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(The incredible craftsmanship of pre-Viking goldsmiths..! blink.gif )

But of course, anything of value you happen to find must
be reported to the proper authorities.

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07-28-2015, 07:17 PM #12
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
It would seem logical to assume past shipping lanes would be the place to search for treasure. Like the Great Lakes, for instance.
07-28-2015, 07:41 PM #13
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Visby was an important harbour town for the Hansa cogs
for a long time.

İmage
07-28-2015, 07:45 PM #14
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Hmm...my daughter has a desire (future, when she gets a paying job) to learn to scuba dive. Who knows, maybe I can outfit her with GPS during her dives.
07-28-2015, 08:17 PM #15
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Quote:Captain Pete's Great Lakes Shipwreck and Lighthouse Charts are some of the most unique pieces of Great Lakes maritime folk-art available. Pete Caesar was a Great Lakes maritime historian and artist, who spent his life in western Michigan, in the towns along the Lake Michigan coast. He spent his adult life researching and studying Great Lakes ships and maritime history, with a special emphasis on shipwrecks. Captain Pete wrote nearly 40 self published books about Great Lakes Shipwrecks and also produced the maps below. Captain Pete passed away at Ludington, Michigan in 2001 and donated his collection to the Michigan Maritime Museum. I acquired his remaining stock of shipwreck and lighthouse charts, which I am offering for sale here. Captain Pete's maps are unique in the number of wrecks they include and the artistic image given for each ship. They also include many obscure and less well known wrecks that are not shown on other charts and lists. The charts were created in the 1970s and 80s and were very lightly circulated. Pete sold them only at local art fairs in western Michigan. They are only available from Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.

http://www.ship-wreck.com/shipwreck/charts/



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