Unidentified men work on wreck site of the Capitana, El Rubi Segundo - Plantation Key, Florida

Unidentified men work on wreck site of the Capitana, El Rubi Segundo - Plantation Key, Florida

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Title

  • Unidentified men work on wreck site of the Capitana, El Rubi Segundo - Plantation Key, Florida

Image Number

  • C024800

Year

  • 1957

Date Note

  • Photographed during March 1957.

Series Title

General Note

  • Art McKee (1910-1980) was a civil engineer who searched for sunken treasure in the Florida Keys. In 1937, he was shown by a local fisherman the wreckage off Plantation Key that turned out to be the remains of Spanish treasure ship, the Capitana, El Rabi Segundo which wrecked in 1733. For years, he and his men searched the wreckage, eventually opening on Plantation Key the first museum dedicated to excavated wrecks, the Sunken Treasure Museum.
  • Art McKee (1910-1980) was a civil engineer who searched for sunken treasure in the Florida Keys. In 1937, he was shown by a local fisherman the wreckage off Plantation Key that turned out to be the remains of Spanish treasure ship, the Capitana, El Rabi Segundo which wrecked in 1733. For years, he and his men searched the wreckage, eventually opening on Plantation Key the first museum dedicated to excavated wrecks, the Sunken Treasure Museum.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 3 x 3 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: SN040943.

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