Fifty miles off the coast of Nantucket, 250 feet beneath the Atlantic, lies the RMS Republic and her secret treasure. As soon as Republic sank, rumors spread of a precious cargo, but the ship has kept her secrets intact for over a century, until now. Life-long treasure hunter Martin Bayerle joined Connie Willis (email) for all four hours to discuss how he has devoted the past 35 years of his life researching the shipwreck and proving the existence of her reputed cargo of 150,000 American Eagle gold coins, a bounty worth a billion dollars in today’s economy, and his quest to recover the it on his second attempt at the Republic.
During a recent visit to Florida from Arizona Jan 2013, we visited Coral Castle. We made it part of our trip because we had heard about it several times on Coast to Coast AM. It is sight to behold. Tucked away in an obscure town about 35 miles south of Miami. I am submitting one of the many photos I took during the visit.