Unlocking the Keys

In the Florida Keys, Marcus explores the myth of legendary pirate Black Caesar with author David Sloan. To learn more about treasure hunting, he joins Sean Fisher and his team as they search for the remaining treasure of the Spanish galleon, Atocha. He visits historian Tom Hambright to discuss Dutchy Melbourne and his early 20th century gang of thieves and arsonists, and dons forty pounds of gear in a smoke-filled building to experience a fire rescue first-hand. And, Marcus gets a dose of the outlaw spirit in the strange story of Bum Farto, the drug smuggling fire chief and joins the Coast Guard on the Key Biscayne cutter to see how they catch drug smugglers today. The outlaw mystique of the Florida Keys is one reason people come here for a weekend and stay for a lifetime.

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