I would like to tell you a little more about the tankard I found while diving on the shipwreck site.
As you will see when I insert a photo of the tankard, there is a crescent shaped white portion on the base. This is all that was visible. But this is something the dive books tell you to look for…something dead straight or a segment of a circle.
Okay, I was lookiing at a coral encrusted segment of a circle. Yeah! I knew something man-made was buried there…just what, I had no idea, but I was sure going to find out. Very carefully, I dug it out by hand. Wow…a tankard.
After I got it ashore and rinsed it out, a little clay pipe fell out. The rest is history. Here then is the tankard and clay pipe.