Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Like Law & Order episodes, this week's WIIW is ripped from the headlines...of an email anyway.  Over the week we got a call and follow up email from a Florida resident who found some suspicious looking objects in the side of a creek.  Are they artifacts?  If so, what are they? If not, what are they?  


Thanks to those who chimed in last week.  As William Pier guessed, it is indeed the gates of St. Augustine! Located in the Visitor Information Center the miniature view is St. George Street looking southeast through downtown.  Adam Cripps and Lianne Bennett also guessed correctly on Facebook, so we'll be sending all three of you the Great Floridians 2000 booklet.  Didn't win?  View select Great Floridians on YouTube on the Department of State's YouTube channel.

4 Responses so far.

  1. johnny says:

    Looks like a dead cypress tree

  2. I love What Is It Wednesday! My email is if you need to get in touch with me! :) Thanks!

    Well, for this Wednesday i can't really see the youtube video, but the thumbnail looks like it could be building materials? Maybe even a ancient dock?

  3. Now that i think about it, i bet they were used for fishing, either to make a trap using current or i know in some places they used to put poles in the water, with a platform and wait for the fish to swim by and spear them.

  4. johnny says:

    a weir dam for trapping fish did come to mind. I wonder if that small light colored object with a hole in it is a net sinker...

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