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John Amrhein, Jr. moved to Ocean City from Washington, DC in 1980 to search for the Spanish warship, La Galga, which ran ashore on Assateague Island in 1750. It was here that he met his wife, Delphine. In 1985 his family moved to Salisbury and in 1992 to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he resides today with his family. He is the leading authority on the 1750 Spanish fleet having authored two books: The Hidden Galleon and Treasure Island: The Untold Story. He is an active real estate broker and continues to research and write about maritime history.