Part of the Link Collections, Sea Diver: A Quest for History Under the Sea is our Featured Book for August 2009.
“Sea Diver is Marion Clayton Link’s account of a extraordinary treasure hunt, the intimate log of the voyages of Sea Diver I and the Link family’s unusual adventures and discoveries as they piloted Sea Diver from her home port of Miami in search of sunken Spanish galleons up and down the Florida coast and the treasure-laden waters of the Florida Keys to the Bahama Islands and the Caribbean.”
“Sea Diver I was a 65-foot shrimp trawler when the Links acquired her. Ed [Link] soon outfitted her with the latest electronic-navigation equipment, salvage gear, metal detectors and diving equipment. … In all phases of the adventure there is fascination in the searches themselves; the planning, research, execution, salvage and skin-diving techniques, dangerous mishaps and the wonderful spectacle of the clear underwater world the Links found.”
To experience the adventures of Sea Diver I, come to Special Collections located on the second floor of the Glenn G. Bartle Library and ask for call number LINK F2161 .L54 1964.
Marion and Ed Link aboard the Sea Diver I, early 1960s