Last Updated on 6/20/2006 by bidz
BY SHARON WERNLUND
The Palm Beach Post
“A treasure hunter who got his start with the legendary Mel Fisher says his underwater exploration has turned into a lucrative profession.
FORT PIERCE – Fresh from a special trip to his bank vault, John Brandon, captain of the Endeavor, shows a smidgen of his treasure from sunken Spanish galleons.
Gold doubloons and silver coins are clustered with gold bars that cast a mesmerizing glow. Made of bronze but no less magnificent is a rare astrolabe, dated 1602, that was used for navigation to the New World.”