Treasure diver Art McKee recovering a coral encrusted flintlock pistol from the "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida

Treasure diver Art McKee recovering a coral encrusted flintlock pistol from the "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida


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  • AM0010

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  • Between 1955 and 1965

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  • Arthur McKee Jr., known as Art "Silver Bar" McKee, was a noted Florida treasure diver for many years and is often referred to as "the father of modern treasure diving." Sometimes called "The Treasure Hunter's Treasure Hunter," McKee pioneered salvage work on historic shipwrecks in the days before scuba diving became popular.

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  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

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Treasure diver Art McKee recovering a coral encrusted flintlock pistol from the "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida
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Chicago Manual of Style

Stackpole, Peter, 1913-1997. Treasure diver Art McKee recovering a coral encrusted flintlock pistol from the "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida. Between 1955 and 1965. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/63257>, accessed 24 August 2016.

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Stackpole, Peter, 1913-1997. Treasure diver Art McKee recovering a coral encrusted flintlock pistol from the "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida. Between 1955 and 1965. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 Aug. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/63257>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Stackpole)