The second ring was in fact a commemorative piece of jewelry from an old high school in Boston, Massachusetts. While taking a closer look at the object, Berube also noted some initials and the year it had been issued: 1960. At that point, he decided to search for the original owner.
For hundreds of years, countless people across the world have been fascinated by the idea of finding lost treasures. Famous examples include the likes of Captain William Phips, who uncovered a Spanish vessel in the 17th century, and Indiana-born treasure hunter Mel Fisher. However, this isn’t just a hobby.
There are still many salvage businesses operating in seas around the globe, in fact, searching for old ships in our planet’s waters. And if a crew is able to find one of those vessels, they’re owed financial recompense that’s dictated by how much the freight is worth. This particular law has been in place for around three decades now.