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Former Treasure Diver, 89, Lived '9 Lives' and Retired to Martha's Vineyard

John Potter, 89, a former treasure diver who helped locate the ship Atocha in Florida and authored a memoir titled "My First Nine Lives," died unexpectedly Jan. 4, reports the Vineyard Gazette.

Did you know John Potter? How will you remember him? Tell us in the comments. (Patch file photo)
Did you know John Potter? How will you remember him? Tell us in the comments. (Patch file photo)
The Vineyard Gazette has reported the death on Jan. 4 of John Potter, 89, of East Chop.

Read "East Chop Icon John Potter Jr. Led Life of Adventure."

Potter, a businessman who lived and worked in China in his youth, was also a treasure diver who helped locate the ship Atocha near Key West and later authored a memoir titled "My First Nine Lives," according to the Gazette, which reports that a celebration of his life will be organized later this year. 

Did you know John Potter? How will you remember him? Tell us in the comments.

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