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Copyright © 1987 The Times Mirror Company
Los Angeles TimesJuly 31, 1987, Friday, Southland Edition
SECTION: Part 1; Page 2; Column 2; National Desk
LENGTH: 95 words
HEADLINE: THE NATION
Divers combing a sunken luxury liner in hopes of finding gold brought up crystal perfume decanters, some women's clothing and a 1903 nickel, a mission spokeswoman said. The salvage mission had previously recovered china, ashtrays, a vase and wine bottles from the Republic, which sank off Nantucket Island in 1909 after colliding with another ship. Divers have not found any gold coins -- $1.6 billion in today's prices -- believed on board the liner, but mission leader Martin Bayerle remains confident he will strike gold, mission spokeswoman Debbie Klein said.