As a recovery scuba diver with many successful dives in the marinas on and near Lake St. Clair, the most frequent questions I get asked are probably: “How soon can you get here?” and, “Do you think my phone will still work?” Usually my answers are “soon” and “probably” . I'm also often asked about the most interesting things I’ve found underwater.
An old (or old-looking at least) miniature telescope or spyglass would have to fit that description. I don’t have any background information on it, but it was a very unusual find while metal detecting at a closed marina.
Other things of note:
A set of keys, while looking for a different set of keys. I assured my intoxicated client that he must be mistaken, of course these were his keys. He insisted that he had a very distinct keychain attached to his, and that he could in fact accurately identify his keys, so I went back for a second look, and sure enough he was right!
A wallet when looking for a phone. It didn’t have any cash in it, but hopefully the owner will be pleased to get his driver’s license and Blockbuster card back.
A phone while looking for a wallet. It turned on, but the background picture on the lock screen of a very cute Labrador didn’t help me find the owner. Unfortunately, neither did the Apple Store.
A large fish, who was attracted to my flashlight during a night dive. I was very startled to see it!
A white Apple Watch with a gray face, while looking for a white Apple Watch with a silver face. It’s still hard to believe this wasn’t the right one.
A gold-colored Tungsten ring while using a metal detector to look for a gold-colored gold ring. It took a few more hours to find the right one.
A gold dental crown. Crowns are expensive, but sadly they drop in value dramatically with each new owner.
A golf cart. Fortunately the driver didn’t get hurt!
If you drop something (it doesn’t have to be unique enough to make this list) and need a diver, give me a call at 586-873-8110; I’ll be happy to come out and help.