Friday, December 15, 2017

Sand from Little Egg Inlet dredging to replenish LBI beaches

The sand to be soon dredged from the Little Egg Inlet will find a new home along Long Beach Island’s beaches, state officials announced.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has awarded an $18.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois to dredge 700,000 cubic yards of sand, with an option to dredge an additional 300,000 cubic yards, from the inlet, according to a state release.
The Little Egg Inlet is a major thoroughfare for boat traffic between southern Long Beach Island and Brigantine that has experienced serious shoaling. The dredging, a first for the waterway that features constantly shifting sands, will create a navigable boat channel a mile long and 24-feet below mean sea level.
The dredged sand will then be placed on beaches and dunes from Ocean Street in Beach Haven south to Holgate, focusing on areas that sustained erosion since the completion of the Army Corps’ replenishment project.
The contractor is beginning to mobilize and aims to complete the project by March 1, 2018.
“This important project will provide additional protections to the southern LBI area by replenishing beaches and dunes that have lost sand due to erosion from storms since completion of a major U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach fill project last year,” DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said. “At the same time, it will greatly improve boating safety in the heavily used Little Egg Inlet, which has become virtually impassable for most boating traffic due to shoaling.”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winner Finds Of The Month November 2017 Meeting

Congratulations to member Michael King for finding this incredible Civil War Eagle Breast Plate

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Add These 2018 DEEP SEARCH Meeting Dates To Your Calendar

Meeting Schedule

1/22/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       4th Monday
2/26/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       4th Monday
3/19/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
4/16/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
5/21/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
6/18/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
7/16/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
8/20/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
9/17/18        6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
10/15/18      6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
11/19/18      6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday
12/17/18      6:30pm-9:30pm       3rd Monday

Friday, November 3, 2017

Lost Cochlear Implant – FOUND!

On October 30, 2017 DSMDC President Donna Funk received a call from a gentleman who was in a panic because he had lost the exterior part of his Cochlear Implant in some deep vines next to his house. Although he was not able to hear her, he did relay his message and said he would email her the details…

“I lost my hearing aid (Cochlear implant) on Saturday in the deep vines next to my house, an area ~ 20 x 20 feet. I've spent hours searching, nothing.Then I rented a White's Coin Finder metal detector, but obviously am completely inexperienced, and I feel that I was most probably using it wrong. Can you please find me an expert who can come to my house and use their detector to find the hearing aid? I am lost without it. The hearing aid is mostly plastic and wires, but it has a large (quarter sized) magnet attached.

An email was sent to all DSMDC members and within an hour, many had volunteered to help. Matt Krupa and Johan Helders contacted the gentleman and went to his home the next morning. With the help of his pin pointer, it only took five minutes for Matt to locate the hearing aid. 

“Hi Donna,
They came and they found it in the deep bed of ivy. Success!!! 
I can hear again. Thank you, Donna, and your crew!
On October 30, 2017 DSMDC President Donna Funk received 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Winner Finds Of The Month -October 2017 Meeting

Congratulations to Deep Search member Steve Boos' for finding this gold Escudo on the beach in Delaware

Thursday, October 19, 2017


NOTE: Please send checks made payable to DSMDC and mail to: Donna Funk, 15 Center Ct. Garfield, NJ 07026

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Winner Finds of the Month September 2017

Congratulations to Deep Search Member Steve Bacho on this great find.
The diamonds are not real but the gold is.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thomas Edison Home Site, Archaeological Dig and Public Tours

Join the (ASNJ, Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage, and the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park) as we search for Edison's home near the corner of Christie Street and Monmouth Avenue in Menlo Park, Edison Township on September 23 and 24 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Archaeologists will be searching for the house foundation and artifacts associated with Thomas Edison and his family. This is a public archaeology open house event. The public is welcome to join us on guided tours of the archaeological site, look at artifacts while they are being uncovered, learn the history of Thomas Edison's Menlo Park lab, and visit the Thomas Edison Memorial Tower and the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park. Society member volunteers will be needed for this event. Room permitting, members of the public may have the chance to help archaeologists look through sifting screenings for artifacts. For more information visit our sign up sheet and Society Member Volunteer's Needed page. For additional information on this event, please visit the Menlo Park Museum events page. In addition to working on the excavation, ASNJ will also be selling t-shirts (as supplies last) and society memberships.  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Empire State Metal Detector Assn.

September 09, 2017
Berne Town Park
1883 Helderberg Trail (Rt. 443)
Berne, NY 12023

More Info Empire State Hunt Site