Friday, August 17, 2012

Beach Treasures

If you follow my blog, you know
I am forever searching our beautiful beaches for sea glass.

With too many entries to list,
a few can be viewed here and here.

On April 29, 2012 as I was looking for sea glass,
a kind fisherman handed me some glass and a piece of pottery,
I later found the other one.

That entry is worth reading and can be viewed here.

There is some writing on the pottery,
the hubs "googled" it and here's what he found:

In researching Maritime Disasters in the Atlantic Ocean
that originated from Great Britain, this plate may have come from
the wreck of the HMS Captain.

The ship perished on September 7, 1870.
The sad news is, 480 sailors perished that day, only 18 survived. 

The pottery is beautiful, it's edges are soft and worn.
For me, it's a treasured piece of history!


Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW! That's a very special find.

Farm Girl said...

Oh that is awesome! To hold a piece like that. I think it is so cool that you found the rest of the plate.
My husband's grandpa would dive around old wrecks. He gave me a old, old piece of eight. It has these old, old stamps on it and it was from a ship from Spain.
I just loved stuff like that.

grammie g said...

HI Debbie...Wonderful ....I love finding treasures from the sea!!
How great that you had something to trace it's possible beginnings!!
My favorites are blue and green glass!
This just fab. darling!!: }

TexWisGirl said...

a piece of history you can hold in your hand! :)

Adrienne said...

What a find! What a treasure! Who could even imagine that something like that could still be washing up on shore all these years later! When we visited crater lake (that was formed over 7500 years ago when a volcano erupted) I learned that pieces of the lava rock still wash ashore in asia today! CRAZY!

Miss Debbie said...

I have never heard of sea is beautiful! Don't think we have it on our coast here in GA. Interesting story about the pottery...and you are right, it is a piece of history!

MarmePurl said...

Sometime in my set of years, I earned a degree in Historical Preservation. You can guess my excitement at your treasure!

Beth said...

The pottery was a wonderful find!!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Debbie what a fantastic piece of found history. I would love to go beach combing with you. I am a long way from a beach:) B

Mary said...

That is wonderful to have that looks OLD and cool to have in it's worn edged pieces.

Ellie said...

What a fascinating find to discover on the beach. Your own little piece of history :)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

How cool is that. Great find. Ana

Anonymous said...

Wow! You're right - that treasure is a piece of history!

S. Etole said...

A treasured find for sure.

DeniseinVA said...

A beautiful piece of pottery you have there, and such fascinating history on these pieces. Thanks Debbie.

Jill said...

Wow! That is a fantastic, moving piece of history to behold!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

How exciting to have a piece of history like that to hold in your hands! Wow!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Can't believe it, but I just saw Theresa's (Texwisgirl) comment while scrolling. She said almost the same thing I just did!

BlueShell said...

beautiful, indeed...
Have a Blessed day!

Magia da Inês said...

Ver esses pedaços de cerâmica é voltar na história.
Bom fim de semana!

Nancy said...

Well, this is just too cool! I often find old pieces of pottery and glass around the farm and always wonder the history behind them. :)