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 in 1909, 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.
In my world, the mystical and mystery never seems to end. When I remodeled my kitchen, I discovered this amazing image on the inside of one of the doors. It seemed as if the wood-grain had formed an image of Munch's painting The Scream. . .Wow!
--The Mystic of Cave Creek