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Capt. Bill1

RO# 2017

Posted - Mar 19 2007 :  22:54:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pictures of my finds so far:



One pitcher from the old Royal Steamship Company, two 100 + year old rum bottles and a cannon ball. Plus a lot of broken very old bottles as well.

Keep hoping for a coin before we leave.



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MardiGrasTexan

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Posted - Mar 20 2007 :  00:39:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice finds indeed Capt Bill.

MardiGrasTexan


"Why tip-toe through life just to arrive alive at death?"

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millsan1

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Posted - Mar 20 2007 :  02:29:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those are some awesome finds. Have fun!

2006 Meridian 391
8.1 SHO

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Chevy427z

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Posted - Mar 21 2007 :  14:07:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bravo Capt Bill!

Nice finds! Good luck with finding that coin! We were supposed to dive St Thomas and St Maarten last year, but Hurricane Ophellia (I think it was anyhow) had other plans and we wound up in the Western Carib *again* lol

Mark


1989 23' Arrowglass Merc 350/260 Alpha 1 I/O "Valkyrie"
"Don't try to outweird me, three eyes. I get stranger things than you in my breakfast cereal."

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Capt. Bill1

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Posted - Mar 26 2007 :  19:30:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Todays haul:



Two torpedo bottles, a 200 year old rum bottle, a 300 year old "onion" bottle, 100+ year old bottle neck with cork still in it, 16lb, 8lb and 4lb cannon balls, swivel gun balls, musket balls, Civil War era bullet and two coins, one English and one Spanish. Plus other misc. stuff.




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Live2Dive

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Posted - Mar 27 2007 :  22:23:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your collection is really cool! And to think I get excited when I find another 5lb soft weight! I would love to find something old and unique on a dive. Thanks for sharing.

Mark

Carver 530 Voyager
"Turtle Time"
Blazer Bay 1960
"But my chart plotter says the rock is over there..."


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bazza

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Posted - Mar 28 2007 :  12:52:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bill we are very jealous of your finds, dot suppose you wat to draw us a map of your treasure spot. you even made it onto our blog. www.saildivebvi.com/serendipity/
bazza.



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Capt. Bill1

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Posted - Mar 29 2007 :  17:44:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for blog credit bazza. :-)

As far as the location goes, "I understand that the harbor area in St Thomas is still a gold mine for this stuff," sounds like you have a pretty good idea where it is already.



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MardiGrasTexan

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Posted - Mar 29 2007 :  18:19:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bazza, where's your charter pricing? By the way, great blog.

MardiGrasTexan



"Why tip-toe through life just to arrive alive at death?"

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LoneStarDiver

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Posted - Jan 31 2008 :  18:01:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Capt. Bill1





Capt. Bill

Very nice finds. Nice to see another artifact diver saving our lost maritime past. Heading down to St. Thomas in about two weeks. Would like compare notes.

Thanks
Sean



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Capt. Bill1

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Posted - Jan 31 2008 :  18:36:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure. Drop me a line. capt.bill11 at verizon.net


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Surfer

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Posted - Jan 31 2008 :  20:19:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice stuff. How deep are you finding these things, Bill?
Buzz



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Capt. Bill1

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Posted - Feb 01 2008 :  10:37:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
30-40 feet.


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bazza

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Posted - Feb 01 2008 :  13:33:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Capt Bill, this may be of interest to you. http://www.bertkilbride.com/giftshop/ I dive mainly the BVI and have found many bottles etc. If your interested I can give you the local of an old fort from the mid 1600 to early 1800 thats on land. I have visited it many times with my metal detector and have only found a couple of bits of modern junk. So I believe that its been left untouched. we have found many intact bottles and items like buckles,oil lamp wick adjusters,a fork, lots of musket balls and a ring. There are a few graves there as well. Its located on great thatch island in the BVI. If your going back to the VI its definitely worth a visit.
Bazza



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