The search for the "Golden Fleece..."

For those who have not read the book, ‘Pirate Hunters’ by Robert Kurson is actually two stories in one: first, the story of a well-respected sea captain, Joseph Bannister and how he ‘went rogue’ and made off with one of the ship under his command, the Golden Fleece, to become one of the most wanted pirates of the 17th century. The second story is of how two American divers, John Chatterton and John Mattera, managed to track down and locate this 17th century wreck, using ancient documents and maps, as well as oral legends passed down from generation to generation in the Dominican Republic–once a haven for piracy in the Golden Age of Piracy.

The collapsed hull of the Golden Fleece after excavation.

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Good Luck and HH

JC Johnson