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  • Pete
    Apr 1, 2008
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      Hey Doc - if he finds the town with the sidescan sonar it will also give the exact depth as well so we will report back to you when and if he finds it. We do know there are a lot of scuba divers that dive the lake but we went to two dive shops looking for "Spare Air" yesterday and they didnt know anything about Hancock.
       
      I know there is a similar city under Lake Corpus Christi. I remember that as a kid. When the dam was I remember seeing a road that just went down into the water and disappeared but I have long forgotten the name of the town that is submerged there. I suppose every lake created by a dam has something similar under it.
       
      Paparazzi Pete

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: bcwatson <bcwatson@...>
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 7:53:31 AM
      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Old Hancock Texas

      That's cool… but what I'd really like to know is how deep it is.

      It would be great to SCUBA dive the ghost town….

      heh heh….

      Barry

      aka Doc Geo

       


      From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto:CentralTexa sGeocachers@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Pete
      Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 11:05 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Old Hancock Texas

       

      Using Expert GPS we plotted the waypoint and then looked at both the satelite and topo views and the spot appears to be in about the right place as Wanakenagirl remembered it. She said it was near the Canyon Lake Marina , and sure enough, that waypoint puts it due north of the Marina .

       

      I have attached the Expert GPS view of the plotted waypoint.

       

      Thanks again for your help

       

      Paparazzi Pete

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      From: Melanie Dickerman <melanied@austin. rr.com>
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 3:14:31 PM
      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Old Hancock Texas

      Well,

       

      After studying the history of the area, looking at current maps and an old land plot map from 1897 I believe it is pretty close to:

       

      98°14'7.38"W   29°54'38.78"N   

       

       

      I am by no means an expert here but this was an intriguing question so I had to look it up.  If you are looking for buried treasure it probably won’t help any but as a bit of trivia, it will probably work.

       

      I would have liked to get my hands on this book which might be able to pinpoint the location even better.

      Hill Country Backroads: Showing the Way in Comal County

       

      Melanie

      (ACCLanMan)

      From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto:CentralTexa sGeocachers@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of peterhey2
      Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:15 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Old Hancock Texas

       

      Hey group, I have fielded a question I am currently unable to answer so
      I thought we would ask the experts out there for a bit of help.

      When Canyon Lake was first created, there was a town named Hancock that
      was submerged when Canyon Dam was finished. I have looked at some of
      the history of the lake area but can only find the name of the town,
      but not where under the lake it might be.

      Can anyone give us the coordinates of the city of Hancock , Tx which is
      buried under Canyon Lake , or give us information as to how we might
      find the data?

      Thanks
      Paparazzi Pete

       

       


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