Members of this group have been involved in similar projects both here and abroad. and have many years in both hands on and in the setting up and managing such projects.We have spent years gathering information on this sunken schooner both in the Archives and from locals some of whom are descendants of actual crew members. We realize that shipwrecks and treasure stories abound on TV, in books and museums but nowhere has such a ship as ours been discovered in such ideal conditions. Sunk (actually scuttled) in fresh water, covered with protective marsh, and hidden away in a remote area away from damage and yet it is part of US and local history. A TRULY HISTORICAL TREASURE.