Cooper’s Treasure Season 2 Episode 6 ‘Island Of Fortune’
Cooper’s Treasure Season 2
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After the last episode recap as an introduction to this week’s episode, Darrell reads pieces of a letter Gordon Cooper wrote.
It detailed where the anchor Jim found over the ledge would be as well as other interesting things Gordon documented. Mike and Darrell mag near Rocky Cove. Darrell finds a small mast ring. Not from the main but from the prow or as Darrell is hoping–the stern. It’s brought up to be examined. At this time in the episode both Jim and Darrell switch off to talk about Sir Francis Drake. Drake grew tired of the Spanish marauding every continent treasure. He decided to become a Robin Hood of sorts for the English.
Apparently Drake once robbed a Spanish ship carrying so much treasure he had to bury some of it on an island. Both Jim and Darrell believe that island could be rocky cove. Eric and Darrell head to the island and find copper sheathing and a bottom out of an old hand blown glass onion bottle.
Meanwhile Mike and Jim dive and find spikes from the glass bottle and some lead sheathing. One piece was bent in an accordion fashion, indicating a ship had indeed wrecked there. Back on the island Darrell and Eric find a settlement where shipwreck survivors may have tried to salvage the shipwreck and its contents. They decide to camp out on the beach. Eric tries to lift Darrell ‘s mood by telling him about the day he almost gave up on an expedition. Eric later on found treasure soon afterward on that particular shipwreck salvage expedition. Before bed Darrell and Eric call Mike and Jim. They discuss their findings. Darrell is happy about the progress.
The next day while preparing to dive, Darrell’s investment partner shows up by plane and delivers the blow. The money is almost gone and the treasure hunt must end. Darrell convinces him to give him five more days. Darrell delivers the news to his crew.
Darrell and Eric dive in one spot while Jim and Mike cover another. As tonight’s episode ended Darrell found what he believes is a small golden nugget.
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