Here is a very interesting article I found while searching through some old documents. It is a newspaper article (source unknown after a diligent search) that references the Treasure Trove Club. This club was founded in 1938 and each year gave an award (Mr. Treasure Hunter) to a leading personality in the treasure-hunting field. The recipient in 1962 was Kip Wagner (1906 – 1972) was instrumental in the formation of the team that later became the Real Eight Company and one of the greatest salvage groups that ever explored the 1715 Fleet wrecks. He ... More. He was preceded by a long list of famous explorers as outlined in the article.
President, 1715 Fleet Society