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I've seen some pics but never met the guy. He looks like an FZ fan so I like and miss him already. (insert emoticon here 'cause I don't know if any are appropriate). Eric
 

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Sad news... Thanks for the post and pics.
 

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Sorry for the loss, he sounds like one heckuva guy. Regardless, his spirit and stories will live on and continue to enrich lives for many years to come. The ripples of positivity that he started with his life will continue fanning out and spreading goodness, in one way or form or another, until the end of time. That's what matters.


ORIGINAL: andy g

However, all of these finds paled in comparison to his best treasure hunting adventure. In 1996, Dave figured out that the old, brick-lined sewers of New York were being cleaned out and the scraped residue being dumped in storage bins until sent off for waste processing. Normally something you might avoid -- but not Dave, who managed to talk me and Scott Jordan into building small sifters and going through the mucky, stinky gravel.


Awesome. I had never heard of anyone doing this before, but a little while back had independently arrived at the idea and started exploring storm sewers with a folding shovel and small sieve and sifting the hydraulically sorted concentrates for coins and jewelry. Certainly not something I personally would avoid. [;)] Really kills your legs and back to be hunched in the pipes for too long though, and so far I've found far more brass marijuana hitter pipes than good old finds. Found 2 pipes in 1 single sifter load before. Must be a lot of potheads around here, hehe. [:D]

Got some leads on some good old brick sewers that I plan to search next. Even 1% of his/your haul would blow my mind. Super impressive, and an inspiration for me and the like-minded quest for sewer treasures. I had a feeling it was a good idea. [:)]
 

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you should read Botha's book Mongo. the story on dave is great! some other ones there as well are good.
 

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Andy has a link to the book in his post as well. definately a fun read.
 

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Im sad to hear about the loss of such a good friend. It appears he had a very fortunate life, and deservedly so.
 

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Hello Andy,

Thanks for a wonderful tribute to your friend Dave. He sounds and looks like a guy I would have enjoyed. Your evocative portrait of the man, and friend behind some legendary adventures stirs the emotions.

I've always enjoyed your posts. Wish you would do more...

Thanks for this one.

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Alex Karras wuz Mongo!
 

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R.I.P. DAVE. I'VE EATEN IN THE EMPIRE DINER SEVERAL TIMES (NOW NAMED "THE HIGHLINER DINER").

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