Tank04 wrote:IThen one day Fred decides to drain the swamp (no doubt based on a good idea) and the top of an old shaft appears.
I'm not aware of anything in print about this. Did D'Arcy ever cover this? And what became of the shaft -- was it ever investigated? Any artifacts come up wth it?
The other curious item RRD2 mentioned was the "puddled clay" that supposedly was the same as used in the Money Pit. This is the first I've ever heard of a link between the two. Is this supported by research from Woods Hole, or some other group?
I also recall a discussion of the swamp elsewhere on the Forum where the suggestion was made that there was a drydock in tyhe wetland. Perhaps that was part of the same story that Tank mentioned about the wooden pilings separating the ocean from the swamp.
BTW: The Celts used to believe certain wetanad areas were the entrance to the Underworld. They would deposit coins, weapons, and the occasional half-dead victim in them, many of which would be preserved by the highly tannic waters. I wonder if such ideas carried over to the Mic'Mac, and whether any dilligent serch has ver been conducted inside the area.