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MIssissippi River sunken boat
Tue, 08/24/2010 - 8:54pm
I'm new to this sport in fact I have very little experience with treasure finding. Last spring (2009)I purchased a diary from a women with an interesting subject about a small boat that sunk in the upper Mississippi river. The most astounding fact is my home is located just a few miles from the site. Now I'm about to make a very long and drawn out story very short, I located the boat and contents which includes just over 4,100 dollars (according to the diary) in gold and silver coins. The boat is very small and in 8.5 feet of river muck... The nice of all this is the water is only 5.7 feet deep as of Aug 22. I've worked at this site for over a year and want to bring up the contents which include an wooded chest with gold and silver coins in fruit jars. My underwater camera isn't that great but I have lot's of pics which include the chest, I pumped up some other interesting items from this wreak which did in fact contain gold and silver coins and broken amber colored fruit jar glass.
Wish me luck because I'm about to attempt to bring up the chest as intact as I can before winter sets in . Robert
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:45pm#1
Finds Sunken Chest Mississippi River
We need Pictures
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 12:26pm#2
I find lots wrong with this story. The main thing being there have been no pics posted. Its time too show friend................
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 9:22pm#3
I hope this really turns out to be a finders keepers for you and the crew. Hope that you've had the opportunity to video the recovery. too!
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 5:38am#5
Bobby, continued good luck in your recovery effort. However, I do feel that you should post some pictures since this story first was posted almost a year and a half ago. We're all pulling for you.
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 6:30pm#6
Sunken Boat- We Need Pictures
Please show us some of the pictures you have.
Wed, 12/28/2011 - 12:17pm#7
Would love to see what you find. Thanks for letting us know how its going and good luck.R.BrownMyrtle Beach,SC
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 8:06am#8
Hi Robert,This is Carla Banning, Managing Editor at Lost Treasure. We hope you are taking lots of pictures of your adventure and that you will share your story with our readers when it's all said and done. Feel free to contact me at managingeditorlosttreasure [dot] com or (918) 786-2182. Thanks much, Carla
Thu, 01/06/2011 - 10:30pm#10
What was the name of the ship?
What was the name of the ship? Im from Iowa and have heard stories about a boat/ship going down in the river. It is said that it sank down south from Iowa but a old guy I know claims it sank around I-80. I forgot the name of the ship and tried to google everything I could but found nothing.
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 1:39pm#12
Awesome. Looking forward to
Awesome. Looking forward to seeing them. Good luck.
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 1:40am#13
The boat went down in the summer of 1936 due to fire. The couple worked in LA on casino boats and such. They lost everything when their boat sank, In her memo she stated that the amount was just over 4,100 dollars.. mostly in coin. I hope to get what pics we have posted soon.
Sat, 08/28/2010 - 12:15pm#14
Sounds like you found a great real life cache of your own!
What era is the wreck from? Is it pre 20th century? Pre-civil war? Sounds exciting, likey a great find.
If it has a bunch of old morgan silver pieces and gold eagles from pre 20th century it is a [i]great[/i] find and the kind of thing that keeps us treasure hunters looking!
Yes please post what pics you want and good luck raising up her treasure chest before winter! ;)
Wed, 08/25/2010 - 8:56am#16
Hey, Good luck Robert. Sounds
Hey, Good luck Robert. Sounds very exciting. Perhaps you can post some photos of your finds.