Drop a camera in the Public Garden Lagoon in June, 2010? Company has your photos
Andy Ihnatko reports a data-recovery business managed to liberate the photos on a muck-encrusted digital camera he found in the Public Garden Lagoon this past spring, when it was more of a mud field being readied for its annual cleaning:
In addition to the recovered photos and videos, they were also able to find a evidence of a batch of documents that had been on the card but long-deleted. They had the documents' filenames, though the files themselves were unrecoverable.
The biggest surprise of the report? The camera's time of death. I'd discovered the camera face-up in the mud, in plain sight. I had assumed that it hit the water sometime during the 2011 season. But the most recent photo on the card had been taken on the afternoon of June 24, 2010.
With copies of some of the photos, for anybody who might recognize them.