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The Ring

Gateway Treasure Hunters Club (GTHC) of Wareham,  MA was contacted by long time member Eleanor Hube.  Eleanor is the owner of J&E Enterprises 54 Old Main St. in South Yarmouth MA. She said she had a request from a man named Patrick Stanton of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT).  Patrick was looking for help locating a ring for friend named Al Boragine.  Eleanor was asking for some of the members of GTHC to come down to Harwich, MA to assist in the hunt on a warm Saturday morning for the ring.

A little over a year ago, 90 year old Al Boragine a USMC Veteran of Harwich Port, MA was doing volunteer work for HCT clearing some brush and later noticed his Marine Corps ring was missing from his hand where he had proudly worn it for 70 years.

On Saturday June 18, 2016, Members of GTHC gathered at the Harwich Conservation site to hunt for Als’ ring.  Not more than 5 minutes into the Hunt the ring was located and extracted from the ground by member Dr. Mike Meyers.  Mike returned the ring to Al who, with a grand smile,  proudly placed it back on his hand.

Al Boragine joined the United States Marine Corps at the young age of 17 in 1944, during WWII with the 1st Marine Div. in the Pacific.  He served in two armed campaigns in Peleliu and Okinawa. He was assigned to occupation duty in China before returning home and being Honorably Discharged.

Al then worked for N.E. Telephone until his retirement in 1981. He was Married in 1949 and helped raise 3 Sons, one of which followed his footsteps and joined the Marines.   Al still volunteers at the HCT, the USMC League and his Church.

The Gateway Treasure Hunters Club was Thrilled to be part of finding and returning this ring to Al.  We gave him our card in case he or anyone he knew ever need help and presented him with a GTHC Club T Shirt.

As a group we say “Thank You for Your Service to this Our Country.”


Annual Hunt for 2015 POSTPONED – TBD

“I’m Sorry to inform you that due to Changes with the town requirements and new fees and applications we are unable to get things settled with the town in time to organize this years Hunt.. There are a lot of local politcal changes that have changed how we are going to be able to get things organized which will take more time than we have available. If there are any changes we will contact you asap. Thank you for your anticipated understanding.”
~ Thomas Smith GTHC

22nd Annual Gateway Treasure Hunters Open Hunt

Come to the gateway to Cape Cod and join us for a day filled with metal detecting fun!  Three large seeded fields marked off on sandy Onset Beach filled with coins and tokens.  Entrants come from all over New England and beyond.

There are plenty of places to stay from bed and breakfast’s to camping to hotels.

Sample some nice fresh seafood while you’re in the area and don’t forget the Saltwater Taffy!

You can click on this PDF link to print out the form and reserve your spot at our open hunt now.  See you there!!!

Questions in regard to the event can be directed to Tom Smith, our Huntmaster at


Above Brian Rountree, GTHC President with Renee who is a repeat winner at our hunt.  She won the big prize of the day using the Garrett metal detector that she won at a previous GHTC Open Hunt.  Lucky lady!