Sean Kelly, Author at The Ring Finders

Tungsten wedding band found at Sebago Lake State Park in Casco, ME with underwater metal detector.

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

I headed to Sebago Lake State Park in Casco, ME on Tuesday afternoon to search the swim area for a lost tungsten wedding band. Jason had lost his ring in the swim area while he and some friends were tossing a football. An initial attempt was made to locate the ring on Sunday, but the heavy wave action and water depth made searching quite difficult. Fellow Ring Finder Dennis Boothby gave me a call and asked if I could try an underwater search. It took about an hour, but ended with a successful recovery. I was able to deliver the ring to Jason’s wife on my way back home. Always great to work with other Ring Finders to deliver excellent service and locate as many rings as possible for our clients.

Two Diamond Engagement Rings found with metal detector at Pemaquid Beach in Bristol, Maine

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

I received a call from Don who explained that his wife Emma had lost two diamond engagement rings in the sand at Pemaquid beach in Bristol, Maine the day before. One of the rings he gave her and the other was one that had  belonged to her Great Grandmother. I met Emma at the beach and she took me to the general area where they had been sitting, after a few minutes of searching I was able to locate both rings and reunite them with her.

Heirloom Gold wedding band lost in Middle Branch Pond in Waterboro, Maine found with metal detector.

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

Recovery number 25! Colin and his friend overturned their canoe on Middle Branch Pond in Waterboro, ME. In the process Colin’s wedding ring which had been made and worn by his Grandfather who was a jeweler by trade was lost. Fellow Ringfinder Dennis Boothby had recommended Colin call me when it was determined that the ring was beyond the normal shallow water search range of less than 4 ft and required a diver. It took about a half hour to locate and I was able to recover the ring in about 6 feet of water after doing battle with the heavy vegetation of the lakebed in zero visibility in order to return it to Colin. I plan to double down on the charitable donation from my previous recovery to the KCF&G scholarship fund.

Lost engagement ring found at Pemaquid Beach in Bristol, Maine

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

Fellow Ringfinder Dennis Boothby directed Ian and Hannah to me, after she lost her diamond & ruby engagement ring in 3ft of water at Pemaquid Beach in Bristol yesterday afternoon. I headed down after work to search and was successful in recovering the ring. Ian’s aunt had given him this ring to keep for Hannah for when they got engaged. With the big day June 29th approaching rapidly, I was glad to recover it for them. A portion of their generous reward will be directed to the Knox County Fish & Game Association scholarship fund.

Lost Gold Wedding Ring found in Waterville, Maine

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

After being referred by fellow Ring Finder Dennis Boothby, who was unavailable, I took a ride up to Waterville this morning to reunite Sidney with his lost wedding band. The ring had been lost at the beginning of the month while clearing grass and brush on his property. Although he had rented a metal detector and tried finding it himself, he was unsuccessful. The search area was large about the size of a football field, but my decision to start at the brush pile proved to be the right choice with a new record for me set, by locating the ring in under a minute from beginning the search. I guess we can both give thanks for a second day in a row, Sidney for having the ring he has worn for 32 years of marriage back on his finger, and I for having picked the right end of that football field to start from. With Christmas coming I will be directing a portion of the generous reward I received toward sponsoring a local child’s Angel Tree wish.

 

Lost gold wedding band recovered from Thompson Lake in Oxford, ME

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

I received a call from Karen after her husband Scott had lost his wedding band in 10 feet of water while swimming laps between the dock and swim float in front of their camp on Thompson Lake in Oxford, ME. Scott had immediately realized he lost his ring and marked the location with a large rock. Using his marker I utilized a spiral search pattern and was able to recover the ring buried in several inches of silt within about 10 minutes of commencing the hunt. The couple will celebrate 27 years of marriage in a few weeks and Scott’s ring is safely back on his finger for that special day and many more to follow.

Lost Gold Signet Ring found in Long Lake in Mount Desert, Maine

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

I went to Long Pond in Mount Desert after receiving a call from Luke, who had been referred by fellow Ring Finder Bill McDougall who assessed this recovery would require diver search capabilities. Luke had lost this heirloom signet ring that had originally belonged to his dad and had been passed down to him. The ring was lost last summer in 4 feet of water while kayaking in front of the family camp, his Great Grandmother had purchased about 90 years ago. The bottom was particularly soft with 8 to 12 inches of mud and quite a collection of branches, leaves and lily pads. After a substantial search that yielded a slew of pull tabs, nails, and bottle caps, I was able to locate the ring which had settled down into about 6” of mud. The signet inscription “en tout fidele” means “in all faithfulness” and just as he and his family have been faithful in their stewardship and preservation of their camp for several generations, this ring has been saved and can someday pass to another generation as well. As always a portion of the generous rewards I receive will be directed toward a worthy cause, so I feel it is fitting to contribute to the badly needed roof restoration of the Conway Homestead & Cramer Museum in Rockport, ME so that this local treasure too may be saved and passed on to the future generations of our community and its visitors to enjoy.

Lost engagement ring recovered from Clary Lake in Jefferson, Maine

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)
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I headed to Clary Lake in Jefferson, Maine this morning to recover Carly’s engagement ring, it was lost in 14ft of water while swimming in a cove across the lake from her camp with friends and family on the 4th of July. After losing the ring the site was marked with a buoy giving a good reference point for use when starting my search. But, as with most of my searches, due to sediment being churned up there was zero visibility.

Lost Gold Class Ring recovered Boothbay, Maine

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

I traveled to Boothbay, Maine this morning to reunite John with his 1968 class ring from Kansas State University, a reminder for over 50 years of the efforts put forth in earning a degree in physics. The ring was lost as he worked to free his boat from a ledge she had become fetched up on after dropping some friends off at the dock in front of their home a few weeks prior. The search commencing at low tide, took about an hour and half being far from graceful as I sloshed and slipped while scouring the seaweed covered ledge and surrounding mud flats with John anxiously watching from the red Adirondack chair on his friends front lawn. When the cherished ring had been recovered and safely returned to his finger, we chatted for a while about our military service having noted each other’s veteran license plates and I enjoyed hearing about his time as a Air Force pilot during the Vietnam war. To honor his service and that of all our fellow veterans, I will be directing a portion of John’s generous reward to the American Legion Post in Camden, ME.

Diver metal detector search for lost wedding ring in East Boothbay, Maine

  • from Rockport (Maine, United States)

Continuing a family tradition of traveling from Houston, TX to spend the summer in East Boothbay, Maine dating back to 1910, Carr lost his platinum wedding band overboard while cleaning his boat, coincidentally named “Over the Edge” I was able to recover the ring despite the very silty seabed at Ocean Point Marina being littered with screws, nails and other bits of metal mixed amongst tons of broken clam shells. The recovery took about 2 hours of dive time, but happily ended in a good memory to be added to those that have kept his family coming back year after year. In addition to a generous reward, Carr treated my wife, daughter and I to a nice lunch. Inspired by the affect of a good meal to rejuvenate my chilled tired body, I will be donating a portion of my reward to Knox County Meals on Wheels.