- Mar 2, 2013
- Detector(s) used
Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones
Nokta Macro SIMPLEX
- Primary Interest:
- Metal Detecting
The State of Florida and it's Archaeologists, claims by Spain to nearly every ship found along and off the Florida coasts and the Laws and Treaties concerning salvageability of shipwrecks and ownership can be thanked for such an environment. Sure, there are treasure hunters that are pirates that have looted many a treasure but Treasure Salvors most of which employee well respected Archaeologists, should never be compared to the former and not be hindered from recording & documenting the shipwrecks they find, recording & documenting the finds and from recovering the shipwreck finds which can be brought to the surface and displayed in museums and allows the Treasure Salvors some compensation for the hard and expensive service they provide. If the State of Florida, Spain and even the Federal Government continue to enact laws, rules, policies and treaties that deny Treasure Salvor businesses from making money to break even or possibly make a profit, then there may come a time when there will be armed confrontations at sea. I am amazed that there has not been any so far! I guess it is possible that there have been a few but none that I am aware of.
Frank, you are right.
There are professional salvage outfits,
that do the science, a carefully recover the treasure, AND the Public
gets to share in the history, by seeing real Sunken Treasure - stuff that dreams are made of...!
But, there are greedy state officials, that think they deal with this kinda thing often - so, THEY wrote the laws
for themselves - "everybody should be getting their hands in on it, right?" (NOT!)
- Or, the-guys-who-actually-do-the-research, spend the time and money, and sometimes risk their lives to do the recovery,
get all the loot...!
I like the latter of the two choices...!