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History is the Real Treasure: The 1733 Spanish Galleon Trail

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The Spanish treasure fleet of 1733 wrecked in a violent hurricane along 80 miles of the Florida Keys. With the discovery of the first shipwreck in the late 1940s and the growth of scuba diving in the 1950s and 60s enabling treasure hunters to locate most of the rest of the fleet, these wrecks suffered from haphazard digging and the loss of valuable information. Today, these shipwrecks are among the oldest and most vibrant artificial reefs in the Keys. This lecture describes a State of Florida project to record and interpret the 1733 fleet that resulted in the production of a booklet and website devoted to telling the story of the fleet disaster to promote the archaeological importance of sunken ships as tangible remains of our maritime heritage.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Florida Public Archaeology Network

Mike Thomin 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/14/2018 - 11/14/2018 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pensacola, Florida Public Archaeology Network  Map Mike Thomin