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Recovering Lost Legacies with Carl Allen

In the century after Columbus discovered the new world, more gold was transported to Europe than had existed in Europe previously. In the centuries that followed, gold and silver embarked on thousands of voyages from the New World to the Old, but some of that gold was lost at sea in the countless shipwrecks that have fueled adventures and storytelling ever since. Join Carl Allen of Allen Exploration for a discission of his hunt for lost treasure, his philanthropy, and the model of public-private partnership he has pioneered with the government of the Bahamas.

Carl A. Allen is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, outdoor sportsman, and explorer. His business career began at the Heritage Bag Company in 1986. He rose to become President/CEO and eventually became the sole owner of the company in 2005, leading Heritage Bag through a sustained period of growth before selling the company to the South Carolina-based Novolex corporation in 2017.

​Allen is also a passionate hunter and fisherman who owns the legendary fishing destination, Walker’s Cay in the northern Bahamas, Tellico Junction, a 2,600 acre ranch in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, various hunting leases in his native Texas as well as a fleet of large yachts he uses to fish and search for underwater cultural artifacts in the Bahamas.



February 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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