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« on: June 18, 2010, 12:57:22 pm »
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Proof that old swimming areas have goodies. I don't think the fellow was even using a detector. Just bound and determined to locate a ring he'd lost years ago once he realized the quarry was being drained. Sue

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Lost ring found ... after 27 years
GARDINER -- Jason Cottle lost his high school class ring 27 years ago while swimming in a quarry on Granite Hill in Hallowell.

He never thought he'd ever see it again. Then he read in the Kennebec Journal the quarry was being drained.

Thursday morning, to his surprise, Cottle found the lost treasure.

"We found it on a ledge that would have been 35 feet under the waterline, where we used to swim," Cottle said Thursday. "As soon as I saw the picture in the paper, I realized the waterline was below the ledge where I lost the ring. I went right up there and started looking for it."

The owner of Stinchfield Quarry, Lenny Nason, is draining the quarry, which has been closed for 80 years, to restart a granite mining operation.

Cottle, a 45-year-old carpenter from Gardiner, said he and a friend had to claw through dirt and pieces of granite that had slid into the water.

While searching for the engraved ring, they found jewelry, shoes, clothing, four pairs of glasses, three sets of keys on rings, unexploded blasting caps, clothing, about $3 in change, four cases of soda and beer bottles, and a safe in which someone apparently had cut a hole in the side with a blowtorch.

"I found the diving mask I lost when looking for the ring back in 1983," he said. . . .


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 01:18:42 pm »
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Cool......and any detectorists that aren't hitting an area when presented with an opportunity like this are missing out.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 02:25:54 pm »
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Thats a good one Sue Thanks

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 03:48:40 pm »
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That sure would be a fun one to explore. Thanks Sue Smiley

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