February 11th, 2013 by Piper Smith
Because the Isaac Allerton had sunk in incredibly deep water, the Key West wreckers were unsuccessful in salvaging all the cargo. However, the cargo that was salvaged resulted in over $50,000, making the Allerton the wealthiest wreck in Key West history! Nearly a decade and a half later in 1985, the wreck of the Allerton was rediscovered by a group of local divers who had been searching for the celebrated Atocha wreck! What a find!
Picture caption: Rediscovering History!