This film describes the "Real 8 Co. "and their treasure hunting efforts. It shows equipment preparation, divers going down, finding a mass of coins in a lump and raising the mass. A man from the Florida State Board of Antiquities takes notes. It shows the opening ceremony of the Museum of Sunken Treasure in Cape Canaveral on June 29, 1968. Viewers see museum dioramas, doubloons, pieces of 8 and china. The sound track at the beginning is bad, but it becomes normal after a few minutes.
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