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.
One of the many unusual pieces of art found at Denver International Airport. Named "Blue Mustang," the artist [Luis Jimenez] was killed when a large portion of the sculpture [which stands 32 ft.] fell and severed an artery in his leg. [More on the controversy about the sculpture here.] Photographed on February 18, 2014.