Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Vandenberg Treasure Hunt!

For all you closet and unabashed treasure hunters, this is definitely for you.

Documentary filmmaker Pat Clyne has hidden a $2,400 silver coin from the 17th-century Spanish galleon Atocha on the 523-foot Hoyt S. Vandenberg, and the rule is finders keepers. Clyne has done his share of treasure hunting: For more than 30 years, he worked for Mel Fisher, whose crews have salvaged more than $500 million in treasure from the Atocha and her sister ship the Margarita.

The coin is in a black tin box with magnets on the back; whoever finds it can e-mail Clyne, who will send the diver the coin's certificate of authenticity, signed by Fisher.

Why would Clyne give up a historically significant $2,400 silver coin?

"Because I can?" he asked rhetorically. "I have a couple left over, and I thought it would be exciting for divers. Besides the aesthetics of the dive itself, this gives them a little something to keep their eyes peeled for."

Read some of the clues...

Let the hunt commence!

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1 comment:

Truck Driving Schools in Michigan said...

That would be one interesting treasure hunt and a very cool experience. I wish I could do something like this!

<3 Lisa Anne