Treasure hunter Art McKee using water jet hose during excavation of the Looe Key wreck in the summer of 1951 - Florida Keys, Florida

Treasure hunter Art McKee using water jet hose during excavation of the Looe Key wreck in the summer of 1951 - Florida Keys, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/63262
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Title

  • Treasure hunter Art McKee using water jet hose during excavation of the Looe Key wreck in the summer of 1951 - Florida Keys, Florida

Image Number

  • AM0014A

Year

  • 1951

Series Title

General Note

  • 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.
  • Accompanying note: "H.M.S. Looe sunk Feb. 5, 1744 - British Man-of-War."

Source

  • Robert Weller; Gift;d2005.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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Treasure hunter Art McKee using water jet hose during excavation of the Looe Key wreck in the summer of 1951 - Florida Keys, Florida
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