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LOST TREASURE USA
THE TREASURE HUNTER'S NEWSLETTER
( Delivery, twice-monthly, to your computer screen ! )
 Issue # 69    January 1, 2006    Volume 3, Number 21
 
FROM THE EDITOR ( FLOYD MANN )
 
   OK---let's start off ANOTHER great year !  Happy New Year to EVERYONE !  I hope that you have great success in ALL of your treasure hunts this year !  January 4th:  Tara & I fly to Florida for our much-awaited 2-week vacation !  YEA !!  I'm looking forward to a few island treasure hunts with friends down there.  I hope Utah gets LOTS of snow while I'm gone and NONE after we return home there !
 
   For almost 3 years I've been producing this Newsletter and my 2 websites ( www.LostTreasureUSA.com and www.KnightsOfTheGoldenCircle-KGC.com ).  My sincere "THANK YOU" to LEE HINMAN ( leeh@srifl.com )---my webmaster !  If you ever consider starting your own newsletter or website, please contact LEE first !
 
NEWS & INFORMATION
 
DETECTORS UNLIMITED
Carries all major brands of metal detectors.  http://www.detectorsunlimited.com/
 
MINERAL COLLECTION
This guy has some NICE stuff !   http://www.mathandstuff.freeservers.com/photo.html
 
EXQUISITE TREASURE
 
KING ARTHUR'S TREASURES
 
BURIED CACHE---TULSA, OKLA.
 
RARE & VALUABLE PEARL FOUND
 
$15,000 RING GIVEN AWAY
 
TREASURES OF THE ISLAND KINGS
 
THE NEXT 4 ARTICLES WERE SUBMITTED BY:  LARRY ARMSTRONG from Kansas
 
LOCAL LANDSCAPERS FIND HIDDEN TREASURE
 
3.36-CARAT YELLOW DIAMOND FOUND
 
HUGE METEORITE
 
ARTIFACTS FROM MEMPHIS BORDELLOS FOUND
 
THE NEXT 3 ARTICLES WERE SUBMITTED BY:  HERB KEISTER from Utah
 
ANCIENT TREASURE CAVERN
 
THE FORGED "MOLINA DOCUMENT"
 
CRATER OF DIAMONDS
http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/
 
THE MILLION DOLLAR CANNONBALL
Written By GARY ODELL
 
   An artifact of great rarity has been found at Sackets Harbor, New York.  Determined to be the first cannonball to strike American soil, the British 24 pound ball shows the scars of impact and additional bounces.  Sackets Harbor is located on the northeast shore of Lake Ontario thirty miles east of Kingston, Ontario, home port of the Canadian fleet.
   The opening battle of the War of 1812 fell on the 19th of July, 1812 when the Canadian Provincial Navy attacked the harbor.  Led by the Royal George of 24 guns and with the Prince Regent 22, Earl of Moria 20, Simco 12 and Seneca 4, a two hour battle ensued.
   The object of the attack was the return of the merchant ship Lord Nelson, taken by the USS Oneida in violation of the Embargo Act of 1807.  The Oneida, under the command of Lt. Melancthon Woolsey, was equipped with 16 short range carronades and no match for the long guns of the Canadians.
   Wholly unprepared for action, the American defenses consisted of two 9-pounders without shot, three 6-pounders, a 32-pounder without shot and Oneida's carronades.  The 32 had been recently mounted on a bluff at the entrance of the harbor and was unknown to the fleet.  When the action started, the range of the 32 caused a conservative approach to fleet maneuvers.  Improvised ammunition for the 32 was undersized shot wrapped in various materials.  Lt. Woolsey ordered the starboard guns of the ship removed and placed on a gravel ridge to the right of the 32, then anchored in echelon to bring both broadsides to bear.
   The prevailing winds from the southwest made the fleet do their gunnery runs from the starboard sides, then tack to come around for another run.  With most shots falling short, a close-in run found the range for a long 24-pounder and the 32-pound carronades of the Royal George.  The 24's cleared the bluff and the 32's were striking the bluff.
   Hough's "History of Jefferson County", published in 1854, states "all the enemies balls but one or two, falling against the rocks at the foot of the bluff."  He was obviously quoting living participants of this action.  The 24's plowed furrows on each bounce and were easily followed.  The ball that was found was deeply embedded in mud about 300 yards inland, the second shot was found at the same distance and was returned to our 32 for refiring.
   Considering the direction of the attack and the location of the ball embedded in the mud, it is certain that this ball is the First Ball to Strike American Soil.  In the after-action report of August 3, 1812 Lt. Woolsey stated 'the 32 pound shot thrown by the Royal George we have got'.
   The ball is in remarkably good condition after 190 years underground.  The ball weighs a little over 24 pounds and is perfectly cylindrical.  It still has traces of gray and black paint.  The impact marks and additional bounce marks are easily seen.  It is a National Treasure.
   It was found on July 18, 2002 with a Whites Coinmaster.
 
 
CREATING WEALTH THROUGH ADVENTURE
   I think everyone KNOWS by now that I do not publish "ADS" ( within the text of my newsletters )---not for FREE, nor for money.  I'll give a free promo for a "newbies" new website, just because I like to see initiative and I'll promote any website that I think has merit and won't hurt my reputation. 
   I do have 3 or 4 "Favorites" that show up consistently / frequently---just because they are so good & informative.  ONE of my BEST Favorites is Stan Grist's website.
  Stan recently finished his CREATING WEALTH THROUGH ADVENTURE with the Stan Grist System 2006.  I have had this e-book for about 2 weeks now and I'm only about half way thru it !!  It is HUGE !  More than 1,900 pages contained in 15 pdf downloads, including 10 great bonuses !
 
  Here is a brief introduction to Stan's new e-System...
 
Dear Fellow Adventurer,
 
If you didn't have to go to work every day and could afford to travel anywhere in the world to discover gold, ancient treasure or a lost city, where would you want to go and what would you hunt for?
 
Stan Grist here, writing to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday Season !  I am also writing you with a very exciting announcement.  As you already know, I have been a full-time explorer, prospector and treasure hunter for many decades.
 
Over these decades, I have pioneered many different ways to live a life of adventure while earning an increasing annual income.  I have discovered the very most efficient ways to recover gold, treasures of all sizes, diamonds, gems, valuable fossils and meteorites.    I have also figured out how to turn my discoveries into fast cash as well as long-term mining deals that pay me ongoing monthly royalties.
 
This last year I decided to catalogue most of my adventurous life experiences and procedures into a "SYSTEM" that anyone can use to duplicate my success and lifestyle for themselves.  I ended up creating a huge, brand new, .pdf, e-package.  This e-package currently sells for $29.95.  The price will rise on January 31, 2006 to $49.95.
 
Warm Regards, STAN
 
Please check out Stan's website for MORE info on this e-package and LOTS of other exciting offers !  About the 4th paragraph down, on the website, you have a link to click on that will give you the FULL details on this great offer.  Just DO it---only $29.95 !  CHEAP---considering ALL of the info you will receive.
 
 
CONCLUSION
Another issue DONE !  Now I need to go pack my bags & detectors for our Florida trip !  Your next issue ( January 15th ) will be coming from me---while I'm in Florida !!  Have a GREAT 2006 !  Think positive & POSITIVE things WILL happen !
 
DEDICATION
To TARA ( my wife ) who has tolerated me for 6 years, 6 Christmases and 6 Florida vacations !


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