Last Updated on 6/20/2006 by bidz

Hunt for sunken treasure richly rewarding
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.”

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