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Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:46 pm

What are you going to do with these finds?

Thinking it over, I don't now what my course of action would be besides stow them on a shelf where I can admire them for awhile and think about what I'll be doing with them.

Have you made a snap decision or are you taking a wait-and-ponder approach. My gut tells me to rebuild them and smoke them, but that may not be the best option. A pipe incorporating that old river-washed clay, though, that would be a pipe worth smoking.... Whaddaya thinking?
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:31 pm

Ok. What river have you been walking along? Has there been a lot of rain your way lately? Is the river "up" right now? Maybe mother nature is exposing underwater treasures if in fact you have been having a wet spring.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:47 pm

Sorry man I spoke to soon. The rivers here seem to give up their treasures when they are low. Exposing things otherwise not seen when at normal levels.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:56 pm

You could easily patch that up with a little Bondo.



It could be the perfect repair:

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Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 am

Wow, I didn't even realize this thread had a second page! WK, as of now my plans are to clean them up and just have them on display with my smokeable clays. Although that one that's a pretty much complete bowl might be fixable... mrpipster, I live on an island in the middle of where two rivers converge on each other: the Mohawk and the Hudson; I live on the Mohawk side of the island. The water is ridiculously low right now, it's always low this time of year but right now I can walk all the way across without much trouble and only a finagleing, without the water passing my knees.
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:42 pm

Oh. Cool! So in NY you are in a place where the colonies started. Maybe a submerged shipwreck? Maybe some colonists just tossed their spent clays into the river? Who knows? Its still a very cool find!
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:37 pm

That is a very cool set of finds.
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:46 am

OK, so I haven't been around in like a month. I've found quite a few more pieces and bowls. I'll post some pics tomorrow. I can't believe I keep finding these, it's awesome!!!
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:39 am

I can just imagine 100 years of Dutchman tossing their broken clays to the river...
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:28 pm

Yea that's got to be a real thrill every time you find a piece.
Maybe there is a local historical society that could shed some light on your finds?
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