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A day for detecting at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme

East Lyme — A day after high winds lashed the region, many people were out at the beach enjoying milder weather Tuesday.

That included Dave Gagnon of Enfield, who was using his metal detector at low tide on the east end of Rocky Neck State Park. He said he came to the park because it was a nice day after the strong storm Monday and storms churn things up, making it a good time to use the metal detector. So far, he had found three coins from the 1800s. 

Gagnon, a maintainer for a Connecticut town and currently only working two or three days a week due to the pandemic, also said he was taking advantage of his free time.


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