John Howland, proprietor of the Malamute Saloon just posted an article about dowsing, and I will be interested to see what sort of responses he gets. It’s an area that isn’t talked about much, and I am somewhat mixed in my beliefs. I know the old coat hanger thing works (I have witnessed it more than once). I have never tried dowsing a map however, but it might be fun to give it a try, especially given my current situation….
My mentor and first partner, Joe Attinello, was a strong believer, and had many stories to share about his experiences. Wish I could remember them. Perhaps I can give him a shout, and see if he is up to telling them again. Joe is now in his late 80’s, and not all that excited about the computer age and the internet.
If you’d like to add your two cents worth to this topic, or if you have had experience with dowsing, please comment here on this page. You can read John’s latest by clicking on the Malamute Saloon above, and scrolling down to today’s date.
LATEST JOHN PUNOLA ARTICLE
Received the most recent Western & Eastern Treasures magazine, and there on the cover looking just as dapper as always was my good friend John Punola. John and I go back a long, long time. Aside from writing for the magazine for many years, we are also both New Jersey natives, and have shared adventures over the years.
John’s latest article was of particular interest to me in that it was about a site that I had hunted years ago, and had not given much thought to of late.
Lewis’s island is separated by the Delaware Canal and Delaware River in my hometown of Lambertville, New Jersey. It was a place where I spent many afternoons swimming with my friends (and every once in a while imbibing a few spirits in the evening). During the late forties and early fifties maybe a hundred people would line it’s banks daily during the hot summer months.
It was also home to the Lewis Shad Fishery, and every evening the boats would go out, lay the nets, and then slowly bring them in, with hundreds of fish jumping and flipping all over the place. That was of course IF the shad were running. The shad runs varied from year to year, and sometimes the catches were not as abundant as in previous years.
Today the tradition continues, and if at all possible, do yourself a favor and make it a point to attend the yearly Lambertville Shad Festival. Lots of activities, entertainment, as well as lots to eat and drink.
John, as usual, did an excellent job writing the piece, and in the process, found a few goodies, including two silver dollars. I must admit to not finding much of anything when I hunted the island. Oh well, you win some and lose some. If you are a WET subscriber I hope you will find time to read this excellent article….
Also wanted to give a shout out to Robbie Morin, whose fifth article is also in this month’s WET. It’s titled “A City Park with a Past”. Geat writing here as well. Robbie is friend of mine and hails from the Houston area. He also has a book out now titled “Find More Silver Coinshooting Parks and Schools”. Most everyone here in Texas knows him as “The DimeMan….
Thanks again to Eddy Current for the following articles….