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mel fisher’s treasure museum

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mf10^^^One of the treasures found on the dive.^^^

The other day we went on a little adventure to find Mel Fisher’s treasure museum.  Mel Fisher was a master diver, who opened the first dive shop in Redondo Beach, California.  He set out, with his wife, for one year to search for treasure.  He began his adventure by diving off the Florida coast.  In 1985 he discovered on a dive, the Atocha, which sank in 1622 on its way back to Spain.  The Atocha was one of 28 ships in the fleet, carrying the Queen of Spain’s bounty.  The emerald’s found on the dive, from the Atocha, are some of the world’s finest quality.  There were also millions of dollars worth of silver and gold coins, and bars.   He also found the treasures from the ship Santa Margarita, on another dive.

Mel always said on rising, “today is the day.”  And it sure was in 1985, when he hit the “motherload”.

I Hope everyone had a great Labor day!

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mf8^^^Just a few of the emeralds that were found.^^^

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mf9^^^5lb gold bar that was found on the dive, from the Atocha^^^

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Have you ever accidentally come across an artist and happened to love every one of their photos or prints?!  I have and I did. His name is Max Wanger.  The guy is amazing.  We currently have our eye on one in particular.  I love his modern-day approach to simple photography.   Check his shop out.  Right now they are offering 15% off, just enter SPLASH at checkout.

Here are a few of my favorites.  The first one is the one we have our eye on.

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^^^All photography and prints by Max Wanger^^^

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