NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off the heels, or rather boots, of the news earlier this week that six iron cannons from the lost ships of famed privateer Captain Henry Morgan were recovered off the coast of Panama, the Captain Morgan Rum Company today expressed its gratitude to the archaeological team responsible for locating, recovering and returning the historical artifacts to their rightful owners. In addition, the company has offered each adult member of the expedition team a barrel of their very own blend of rum, and will immortalize the team by renaming a section of the Captain Morgan distillery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in their honor.
"We cannot thank these brave archaeologists enough for recovering Captain Morgan's lost cannons and returning them to us, as we all feared they were lost to the seven seas forever," said a spokesperson for the Captain Morgan Society for the Preservation of Life, Love & Loot.
Additionally, the company firmly believes that the numerous bottles of Morgan's spiced rum that were aboard the Satisfaction and his other ships off the coast of Panama remain on the ocean's floor waiting to be recovered. Towards that end, they have offered a reward and a role in a future advertising campaign to the professional fortune-hunter who recovers them, provided they do so responsibly and without damaging anything natural to environment.
"This is an historic find, important to further understanding one of the most revered naval men of all time, and as such, great care must be taken to ensure the preservation of the site. Captain Henry Morgan had quite a taste for his beloved rum, so it's entirely possible that some of it went down with his ships and remains down there today," said a brand historian.
"These bottles are just waiting to be discovered, not by a 'sailor,' but rather an individual that truly craves adventure," said a brand historian. "Whoever recovers this truly original batch of Captain Morgan rum will be rewarded generously for their efforts, and their name will go down in history."
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