Who Found
When Found
1885 (circa)
Where Found
The soil of the shore between the cofferdam and the shore line
Firsthand / Secondhand
R.V. Harris, Pg. 73 (picture on page 117). Furneaux's, "The Money Pit Mystery", Pg. 40. O'Connor's, "The Big Dig", pg. 10.
Location Today
Last known to be in the possession is Ms. Mary B. Stewart of New York (now deceased)
Oddity Factor
Assessment of Authenticity
Furneaux quotes The national Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England as saying that Boatswains whistles "were always made of silver or plated" O'Connor, in "The Big Dig" mentions Smith, McGinnis and Vaughan finding one in circa 1795+
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