Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Diver Finds Spanish Shipwreck Coin Hidden on Sunken USNS Vandenberg

Randy Pekarik's quest for a Spanish piece of eight hidden on board the USNS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg started long before he hit the water Saturday.

Pekarik, a dive master with Subtropic Dive Center, found the prized silver coin from the 1622 shipwreck of the Nuestra SeƱora de Atocha during his second dive on the Vandenberg Saturday. That discovery came after more than a year of regularly reading clues posted by Mel Fisher treasure salver Pat Clyne on his online blog.

Clyne placed the coin and . . .

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