The shipwreck

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.

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George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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