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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lots of metal bits around the barn

I'm back to the 1700s property.  The owner clarified for me that the original 60 X 80ft. barn built in the mid 1700s is no longer there, and the house was built in the early 1800s.  This was after I had spent 2 hours digging around the new barn attached to the house.  They had built this in the late 1990s and it's an nicely made barn that they seem to use for working on boats.  They have a lot of boats large and small.  Here's a view of the barn and the area I was digging.

I kept hoping for coins or buttons, but all I got was big signals of iron and steel.  I put them on some cut stumps next to the barn as I found them.




Mostly scrap flashing, brackets and pipe from old buildings, but also a heavy wheel and something resembling a lamp part.

The interesting finds are this 1934 Maine license plate.


And this heavy cast iron piece looks like a wood stove part. 
These will go in the pile of scrap steel that I'm accumulating along the side of my barn.  Someday I hope to recycle this stuff.

I'll go back and explore around where they say the original mid 1700s barn was as soon as the weather is amenable, the next few days will be rainy again.

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