Treasure hunter Mel Fisher of Treasure Salvors viewing item retrieved from the Atocha ship wreck - Tallahassee, Florida.

Treasure hunter Mel Fisher of Treasure Salvors viewing item retrieved from the Atocha ship wreck - Tallahassee, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/103418
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Title

  • Treasure hunter Mel Fisher of Treasure Salvors viewing item retrieved from the Atocha ship wreck - Tallahassee, Florida.

Image Number

  • DND0823

Year

  • 1978

Date Note

  • Photographed in April 1978.

Series Title

General Note

  • Nuestra Senora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") was the most famous of a fleet of Spanish ships that sank in 1622 off the Florida Keys. The State of Florida laid claim to the treasure until Federal authorities later determined the artifacts were recovered by Fisher from international waters.
  • Nuestra Senora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") was the most famous of a fleet of Spanish ships that sank in 1622 off the Florida Keys. The State of Florida laid claim to the treasure until Federal authorities later determined the artifacts were recovered by Fisher from international waters.

    Biography Note

  • Photographer Donn Dughi was born on July 9, 1932, in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and the University of Florida and graduated from Florida State University. In addition to his academic career, he served three years in the Marines, 16 months of which were spent as a rifleman in Korea. From 1963 to 1970, he served WCTV behind the camera and spent much of his time shooting scenes from the Florida State Capitol for the station's coverage of the legislature. In 1970, Dughi joined UPI as the photographer for its Tallahassee bureau. He worked for UPI until 1991, when he joined the Associated Press for a year after UPI ended operations in Tallahassee. In 1992, Dughi took a position with the Florida House of Representatives as its photographer. He worked for the House for nine years and retired in 2001. Donn Dughi died on April 6, 2005.

  • Biography Note

  • Photographer Donn Dughi was born on July 9, 1932, in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and the University of Florida and graduated from Florida State University. In addition to his academic career, he served three years in the Marines, 16 months of which were spent as a rifleman in Korea. From 1963 to 1970, he served WCTV behind the camera and spent much of his time shooting scenes from the Florida State Capitol for the station's coverage of the legislature. In 1970, Dughi joined UPI as the photographer for its Tallahassee bureau. He worked for UPI until 1991, when he joined the Associated Press for a year after UPI ended operations in Tallahassee. In 1992, Dughi took a position with the Florida House of Representatives as its photographer. He worked for the House for nine years and retired in 2001. Donn Dughi died on April 6, 2005.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

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