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"Treasures from the Depths: Unearthing the 1715 Fleet's Lost Legacy"

October 12, 2023 @ 9:33 AM
In the early 18th century, the Caribbean was a treasure trove of riches, but it also held the promise of peril for the Spanish treasure fleets that braved its unpredictable waters. One such fleet, the 1715 Plate Fleet, faced a catastrophic fate, its ships laden with unimaginable wealth. Today, the story of the 1715 Fleet and the treasure coins it carried continues to captivate treasure hunters, divers, and history enthusiasts alike.
A Fateful Voyage
In July 1715, the Spanish Plate Fleet set sail from Havana, Cuba, on a journey that would take it along the treacherous route known as the "Spanish Main." The fleet consisted of twelve ships, carrying an estimated $400 million ...
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