Have a feeling John Howland’s latest update didn’t come from home, but from a pub, mainly the Mayfly. Just a guess, but from the tone of the post he was feeling his oats. Then again that’s pretty much the norm anymore for him. In this, his latest, he once again has a few words for the Warsaw windbag. To read his latest rant click on the Malamute Saloon link above and scroll down to today’s date…..
HURRICANE SANDY…ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS
Well Hurricane Sandy made landfall last night, and from all I’ve been able to read and see this morning, she beat the hell out of the Eastern coastline. Looks like a long time for anything to get back to normal, even though I suspect a few detectorists are heading in that direction anyway. Power is out for 95% of New Jersey, New York’s Stock Exchange has three feet of water on it it’s floor, and it’s subways were flooded causing a lot of damage. Here’s hoping all my family and friends made it through the night without being injured or displaced…
AN OLD BUT VERY GOOD BOOK
While typing the above blurb on Hurricane Sandy I glanced up at the bookshelf to the left of my PC and my eyes went directly to a book called “The Mid-Atlantic Treasure Coast”. Almost uncanny…. I grabbed it and started leafing through the various chapters, and remember using it quite a lot in my early days. Covered the beaches from Virginia to New York, and offered a lot of tips on where to concentrate your efforts if your main purpose to find gold……old gold. Details all the many wrecks offshore that will sometimes give up a coin or two after a storm, and includes photos as well as newspaper articles detailing when and how these coins were found by the amateur treasure hunter.
“The Mid-Atlantic Treasure Coast”, was written by Stephen M. Voynick, and published by The Mid Atlantic Press in 1984. A quick search on the internet indicates that there are still a few copies out there, although most are offered at ridiculous prices (original price was $9.95). Suspect that if you do a more detailed search you can find one at a reasonable price. If you are interested you might want to start here.