An amazing find (updated…it’s an April Fools)!

1 Apr

One of the chores that needs to be done regularly in warm waters is a good bottom scrubbing. Not just for aesthetic reasons, since the boat moves more cleanly and efficiently through the water free of seaweed and gunk. Andy dove down with fins, mask, and brush to attack the keel. What he found was pretty freaking amazing. Up against the dock piling, he noticed an old jar sticking out of the mud. Madi loves to collect old glass, so he snatched it right up. The jar was filled with mud and muck, so he hopped up on the dock to give it a good hose rinse. Turning the jar over, a large clump of mud dropped down onto the dock. Andy was about ready to drop the mud into the harbor when he felt something substantial in the dark mass. Substantial indeed, as the mass contained four gold coins of considerable age. Hispania is clearly visible on the coins so it seems pretty clear what their origin was.

They could be fake, as they sell these things all over down here, but they aren’t as shiny as the ones that you can buy in the gift shops, so even skeptical Andy is lifting an eyebrow. A quick search online shows that collectors pay anywhere from $1000 up for Spanish doubloons that look like these. Regardless of authenticity, we are through the roof with excitement here on Tango. We usually only find fishing line wrapped around our props.

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4 Responses to “An amazing find (updated…it’s an April Fools)!”

  1. Susie April 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Seems a little fishy to us, it being April 1st and all!

  2. Wilma April 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    sounds wonderful and exciting-altho it is April fools day! But you have pix of coins, so I’ll wait to see if you’re pulling our leg or you’ve found some awesome treasure! Aunt Wilma

    • four2tango April 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

      Yes, this is an April Fool’s prank. Andy and the girls schemed that one all last night. Sadly, no gold doubloons for us…nor a clean hull. But, happy April!

  3. Theresa e April 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    I wanted to tell my birthday twin “happy birthday”! 50 isn’t too bad either…seems like just yesterday I was thirteen:D by the way, Melissa Claire misses you and hopes you are still in the keys the next time we are down! Theresa

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