Colorado Filmmaker Captures High-Seas Treasure-Hunting Adventure
Imagine navigating the Caribbean, scuba diving on lush coral reefs and picking up treasure that no one has touched for hundreds of years. Capt. Carl “Fizz” Fismer doesn’t have to. As one of the last independent marine treasure hunters, this larger-than-life idealist and his dwindling posse of colleagues lead lives full of mystique and adventure. But it’s a lifestyle that may soon exist only in legend, thanks to old age and a building mire of government regulations.
These salty dogs are the last of their kind, and they are quickly disappearing. To date, Colorado filmmaker Karuna Eberl of Wandering Dog Films has preserved many of their stories and adventures on tape, and is now in the final stages of a crowdfunding campaign to finish the documentary with a bang â€“ a final expedition to a mysterious shipwreck known as â€œThe Boneyard.â€
See the trailer and help support their campaign at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/189696?a=95372 or search â€œThe Boneyard.â€
The documentary will be donated to museums and libraries as well as shown through film festivals and other avenues, to make sure their crazy, adventurous legacy is preserved.
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The Boneyard Expedition
Lying in 60 feet of water off of Florida’s Gulf Coast rest two great mysteries â€” an 1800s ship lying amidst a field of rare fossils. Based on video footage, historical research and archaeological data, Capt. Fizz has narrowed the find to a small area, and plans to launch an expedition in the near future. Capt. Fismer believes the sunken ship could be a slave ship, and if so it would be only the second one to be discovered near U.S. waters. His instinct and solid research indicates there could also be a Spanish galleon nearby filled with untold riches… gold, silver, emeralds and priceless artifacts. One thing he knows for sure is that samples from the massive underwater fossil â€œBoneyardâ€ have already yielded a significant paleontological find â€” the remains of a large marine mammal previously unknown in the Northern Hemisphere.
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