Last Updated on 7/23/2005 by bidz
Key West bash celebrates search for treasure ship
By Wes Smith
Posted July 23 2005
“KEY WEST – Rivers of rum and Coke are flowing. Swaggering old salts are swapping tales by the treasure-trunk load.
Twenty years after Mel Fisher discovered the lode of a 17th-century Spanish galleon and its vast riches, the anniversary celebration is well under way and getting wilder by the hour.
… A new generation of divers led by a few Atocha veterans still works the site. Last month, one of their crew uncovered a 4-foot-long gold rope chain, affirming the family’s belief that the ship has given up only half of its treasures so far”