National Geographic : 1971 Jan
L 12 12 12 EKTACHROME(ABOVE)ANDKODACHROME BYBATESLITTLEHALES© N.G .S. Softly aglow in sea-washed sunlight, Christ of the Abyss stands 30 feet down in the Atlantic in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Visitors to the sanctuary don masks and fins or view the sea life through the glass bottoms of tour boats. 47 .o , 29 \6 55 Gulf of Mexico 1 7 3 , ,]ohnstopn Key Bg oc in i Seven Mile 12 a at OSAH NA Sa SOmmerland 'mrod KD. K'e'y Sombrero Key_ >4 eyC Bigsun rloaf B oan hnto Key.aArNStation 2 . S *ev nMile 2 raaK . huarSa - Ke o -i n26 9p .y - PacetKj Key Misspufr key 28 Summerlan Ramrod K A oo KKey' Sombrero Key SaB dehaxc Key K "e AyI H a OVERSEAS HIGPAY Y STAT - " d I Big Coppitt K.y Ke Sugarloaf o' L Nava Key West Key - F4 iLK K Key- _ - West-' w " 132 ct+rL. 462 West InternationalAirport 43 S S * AmericanShoal 354 34 3 Western Sambo Pelican Sho 252 180 ' til loaded after nearly 2'/2 centuries in the sea: X-ray of a pistol, encrusted with rust, reveals a lead ball lodged in its bar rel. Pioneer wreck diver Art McKee dis plays both flintlock and photograph in his Museum of Sunken Treasure on Plan tation Key. He found the weapon in the remains of a galleon that went to the bot tom in a disastrous hurricane on July 15, 1733. The storm wrecked 17 ships of a Spanish fleet carrying an estimated $68,000,000 in gold and silver from Havana to the royal treasury in Madrid.