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. Jacks 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 Fishers 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 didnt 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,
. 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.