Treasure hunter Art McKee, left, and unknown diver working on "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida

Treasure hunter Art McKee, left, and unknown diver working on "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/63405
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Title

  • Treasure hunter Art McKee, left, and unknown diver working on "El Capitana" wreck - Florida Keys, Florida

Image Number

  • AM0167

Year

  • Between 1955 and 1965

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.

Source

  • Robert Weller; Gift;d2005.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate


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