Sunday, February 08, 2009

Treasure Anyone?

The HMS Victory was the biggest, fastest and most complext ship of its kind when it sank in the 1700s killing all 900 seamen aboard. The Discovery Channel has recently reported that the wreck has been discovered at the bottom of the sea. They'll know for sure if they uncover the over 40 tons of gold that was to be aboard.
40 tons!
The biggest find I ever made was a one carat diamond in a baseball glove. Of course it was my one carat diamond that had been knocked from my engagement ring during a vicious baseball practice. Still, it was a valuable find!

How about you? What is your greatest find? And, if you could, would you don scuba gear and go searching for gold?


Tori Lennox said...

Oooh, I wonder if that was the ship they were searching for on the show Treasure Quest. They didn't want to name it until they were sure that's what they'd found. They used the codename Legend. I can't think of any British ship more legendary than the HMS Victory (aside from the Titanic, but that's famous for another reason *g*).

Tori Lennox said...

I realized i didn't actually answer your question. LOL! I'd love to go treasure hunting but I'm not really that adventurous in real life.

When I was about five, I found $20-30 which was a lot of money at the time. Mom & I were sitting in the car waiting for my dad to get off from work and I kept telling her I saw money outside. She didn't believe me at first. *g* But I was so insistent, she finally looked and was very surprised. :)

Dru said...

I found $20 dollars on the street. I watched everyone walked by it thinking it was a dollar. Not me, I just picked it up, unwrapped it and $20 went into my pocket.

Would I scuba dive? No way on earth.

Wendy Roberts said...

Tori, I think it is the ship on Treasure Quest! I'm same as you...not as adventurous in real life. Guess that's why we write adventures he he.

Dru, is it the water, diving or the gear that makes you say no? I'm too claustrophobic to breathe through an aparatus lol1

Dru said...

It's the water...deathly afraid of of it.