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I found this item that is wood and brass from a ship wreck on Cal Sal Island in 1979. I will forward a picture to anyone who is interested.

The wreck was from the late 1800s and is in shallow water. I was in less than 3 ft of water, fanning sand out of pockets of coral. We found brass nails and a small item that looked like a lead fishing weight. The captain of the dive boat took it immediately and never explained what it was. He didn't bother with this item. I will try to attach a picture.

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