4 Foot Long Gold Rope Chain!
 June 07, 2005 -- Donna Lynch
KEY WEST - If there were any doubts as to whether or not the R/V Dare would muster up to her high profile job alongside our other famous treasure recovery boats, those doubts were put to rest when her Capt. Jack Jowers surfaced this week with an elaborately carved 4’ gold rope chain. Capt. Jack’s crew soon followed his lead and proceeded to bring up several Atocha silver coins as well.

It began at 8:30 a.m. June 7th, when Jack Jowers, Captain of Fisher’s newest vessel, the R/V Dare, and his crew began to examine a specific “Hot” spot the Atocha trail. Capt. Jowers had a metal detector in hand and diver Brian Buss was doing visuals. Even though the detector didn’t indicate a hit, Cpt. Jack Jowers eyes sure did. As they were fanning 25’ feet below the surface, just before reaching the bedrock, there lay the golden link chain, sparkling, dazzling, beautiful…. just waiting to be recovered and brought back to the world to again be admired and appreciated for it beauty, craftsmanship, and history.

This beautiful gold chain seems to indicate even more so that our crews are inching closer and closer to the Sterncastle of the Atocha where the people of “nobility” would have their valuable possessions stashed for the long journey back to Spain. This latest find brings even more anticipation to an already inspired crew as they work their way up the Atocha trail.

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