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The East Coast Research and Discovery Association (ECRDA) is the Northeast's largest treasure-hunting club. Since 1983, the ECRDA has promoted the hobby of treasure hunting among adults and children. Many members and hobbyists use a metal detector, but it can be as easy as checking the coins in your pocket -- or eyeballing a 'find' just lying on the ground.


Whether you're a novice or a long time coin-shooter or relic hunter, the ECRDA is the place to be. Our monthly meetings bring existing and new members together to show off their latest finds, swap tips, hear educational speakers, enjoy our shared hobby, make new friends, buy & sell gear, and much more.


Our next regular club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016.. As we always do, we'll have Finds of the Month, refreshments, and more!

Farewell to a Friend

We are saddened by the loss of long-time ECRDA member Edward C. Mollahan. Here is his online obituary.

Edward C. Mollahan, 89, died peacefully at home on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. He was born on February 9, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Peter and Elizabeth Murray Mollahan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in Italy. He graduated from GAR High School in W.B. and Mansfield Univ. in 1952. He was inducted to the Mansfield Univ. Football Hall of Fame. Mr. Mollahan taught and coached in the Dover school system for 40 years. He was an usher at St. Clements Church and belonged to ECRDA (treasure-hunting club). He was predeceased by his beloved son, Robert (2006), his parents, and brothers, James, Joseph, and Peter. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Agnes Marie (Mimi) and his sisters-in-law, Joan Broderick R.S.M. (Dallas, PA), Anne Mollahan; his daughter, Kathleen Lytle (Anthony, Hope), Edward (Monica, Green Twp.), Thomas (Micki, Boonton), and Michael (Rockaway Twp.); his grandchildren, Kristen Lytle Overstrom (Dave), Anthony Lytle Jr., and Katie Lytle; Deirdre Turner (Max) and Sean Mollahan; Madeline, Meghan, Caitlin, and Kelly Mollahan; four great-grandchildren, David and Jonathan Overstrom and Tessa and Emerson Turner; one nephew, Joseph Mollahan, and three nieces, Molly Seidel, Maureen Gallop, Margaret Ness, and many great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Cancer Foundation in memory of his late son, Bob, P.O. Box 803338 #38269, Chicago, IL 60680-3338.


Our Seventh Annual Beach Hunt is over!

"The Magnificent Seven" hunt was a big success. Check out the photos in our photo gallery!