Fifty miles off the coast of Nantucket, 250 feet beneath the Atlantic, lies the RMS Republic and her secret treasure. A famed White Star liner, Republic, set sail three years before her sister-ship Titanic. Like Titanic, she met a similar fate at the bottom of the ocean. As soon as Republic sank, rumors spread of a precious cargo, but Republic has kept her secrets intact for over a century. Until now.
Life-long treasure hunter Martin Bayerle has devoted the past 35 years of his life researching the Republic and proving the existence of her reputed cargo of 150,000 American Eagle gold coins–a bounty worth a billion dollars in today's economy. The quest to recover the gold is a siren's call he's answered before. In 1987, Martin raised millions of dollars for an expedition to recover her gold, but searched the wrong section of the massive vessel and came home empty-handed. The failure left Martin broke, embroiled in lawsuits, estranged from his wife and, eventually, landed him in prison. Despite this, Martin's obsession with Republic only grew stronger.
Now, with the help of his estranged son, Grant, Martin is returning to Republic for one last shot at the gold. Armed with three decades worth of new research, Martin is convinced he now knows the precise location of the gold. Together, Martin and Grant will lead a team of salvage divers down the deep, dark and dangerous waters that have held Republic's bounty hostage for a century.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Billion Dollar Wreck - Mountain Men (TV series) - Netflix
Mountain Men is an American reality television series on the History channel that premiered on May 31, 2012.
Billion Dollar Wreck - Synopsis - Netflix
Eustace Conway resides on a parcel of land in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina that he calls Turtle Island. There, he hosts people to whom he teaches basic wilderness survival skills. Additionally, he works using ancient techniques to harvest firewood to earn an income. Threatened by a lien against his land, Conway fights to maintain ownership. His friend Preston Roberts appears on the show. Marty Meierotto resides in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers with his wife Dominique and daughter Noah. Once a month Marty flies his Piper PA-18A-150 Super Cub aircraft with tundra tires to his cabin on the Draanjik River in the Alaska North Slope. While there, he uses a snowmobile to tend to his animal traps that he uses to collect furs. Tom Oar, a former rodeo cowboy, resides near the Yaak River in northwestern Montana with his wife Nancy and their dog Ellie. Facing a seven-month winter season, the pair work hard, with the help of their neighbors, to prepare. Rich Lewis, a mountain lion hunter, resides in Montana's Ruby Valley with his wife Diane. He pursues his passion for tracking mountain lions there with the help of a team of hounds. George Michaud, a fur trapper, camps along the Snake River and Teton Range in Idaho. Charlie Tucker, a fur trapper, resides near Great North Woods in Ashland, Maine. He often partners with Jim Dumond. Kyle Bell, a game hunter and outfitter by trade, runs his hunts over 45,000 acres of rugged landscape and resides in New Mexico's Cimarron Valley with his ten-year-old son, Ben. Morgan Beasley resides in the Alaska Range. Jason Hawk lives in The Ozarks in Arkansas. Preston Roberts died of cancer on July 24, 2017.
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