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Eric Schmitt, Diver
Over the past 20 years, Eric Schmitt has discovered many important shipwreck artifacts. Many have been studied, documented, and displayed in United States museums.
Schmitt learned from his father Richard who worked for Kip Wagner, famed for locating the 1715 Plate Fleet in the early 1960s. Richard passed down his knowledge of diving and underwater exploration to Schmitt when he was 11 years old.
Schmitt has experience as a historic shipwreck location, identification, recovery, conservation, and documentation specialist. He is committed to preserving historical shipwreck artifacts, which are in a constant state of decay, from their destructive environments by working closely with marine archeologists.
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