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Metal Detecting => The Treasure Hunter Forum => Topic started by: picker on April 23, 2010, 06:40:06 PM

Title: Ballast stones and anchors
Post by: picker on April 23, 2010, 06:40:06 PM
While scuba diving a few years back i found a wreck site not listed on the charts..sonoma county, cal.
I was out for the day diving for lings. while heading to the normal area my depth finder showed a rock pile i had never dived before in 120' of water. i dropped anchor and rang the bell for the lings. when i got to the bottom I knew right away something was off.
the rock pile was not the typical mass of large broken pieces of bedrock but a long pile of river cobble stones in the center of a massive sand flat.
the pile of stones were 30'-40' across x 15' high and about 100' long. at one end i found an anchor 20-25' tall and at the other end of the pile were two more of the same anchors. no wood or iron besides the anchors. Oh and no lings!!!

while talking to a fellow prospector today he informed me that it is finds like this that are typically taken to the grave without sharing with others who might enjoy the adventure of diving an old wreck site...
so here you go, before i go...lol.
If some divers are interested in the site i will send you the compass headings for shore line land marks..