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    Top 10 Richest Shipwrecks

    I heard of a Spanish shipwreck called the El Savador that is listed as one of the Top 10 Richest shipwrecks that is located near Beaufort, NC. Does anybody know if this is true and if so, do you have any information on this? Thanks. Allan

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    The El Salvador was an outward bound Spanish Treasure Ship that was sunk in 1750 after being caught in a Hurricane.According to documented accounts it was sunk in the area in your post. Cornelius is the research expert and I am sure that he can add a great deal to your post.

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    Aug 2005
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    Old Man, thanks for the note. At least it's true. Now I can start doing more research. Can you tell me how I can get in touch with Cornelius?

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    info possibly adding credence to your lost " el salvador ".....1750 galleons wrecked off n.c. coast due to hurricane........"nuestra senora de guadalupe "at okracoke inlet, 1 million on board, small amount salvaged by locals then,,,,,,,,,,"unknown spanish galleon" off cape hatteras, 400,000 peices of eight on board,,,,,,,,,"
    ,la galga" off cape hatteras in currituck inlet , 1 million in gold and silver on board,,,,,,,,,,,,,"unknown spanish galleon" at cape lookout 15 miles SE of morehead city, treasure unknown,,,,,,,,,,,"nuestra senora de la soledad "near drum inlet, over 1 million in gold and silver on board,, also an "unidentified spanish nao" near the same place at the same time,,,,,,,,,,,,#######,,,,,,,,my info has your galleon, the "el salvador" as sinking in topsail inlet, with over 1 million in gold and silver................have fun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,gldhntr

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    Alloyd,
    Cornelius is a great researcher and posts on this forum quite often. Possibly he will respnd to your post.
    If you are going to put alot of time in looking for the El salvador, I would save my time and money for a few months.
    I've been told as recently as two days ago, that two different groups have claimed to have found the wreck and that they
    were involved in a court case over who had the Admiralty Claim. I was told that the case was settled in Court recently
    and that salvage work should start in the very near future. I won't post the names of the claimants, but if you want to
    contact me off line, I will fill you in as to what I was told. My e-mail address is in my profile. 8)

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    I always thought the Spanish fleets followed the coast and the Gulf Stream to Cape Canaveral and then headed across the Atlantic. This might be a stupid question, but when and why did Spanish ships follow the coast to the Carolinas?

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    Alloyd, don't waste your time on El Salvador. It has already been found by Ben Benson about 5 years ago. He filed an admiralty arrest and Spain claimed the wreck was a memorial site. Benson's permit to excavate was denied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter
    I always thought the Spanish fleets followed the coast and the Gulf Stream? to Cape Canaveral and then headed across the Atlantic. This might be a stupid question, but when and why did Spanish ships follow the coast to the Carolinas?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius
    They did not follow the coast . The storm would blow them there . They could sometimes not go East since the prevailing wind was from the South East . Cornelius
    Are you saying the Spanish fleets were not following within sight of the Florida coastline in 1715 & 1733 for example? Or are you saying that these wrecks were different? Could you please explain.

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    Thank you Cornelius, now I understand. I only ask questions because want to learn.
    cypresshunter.

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    Re: Top 10 Richest Shipwrecks

    Quote Originally Posted by salvor 6
    Alloyd, don't waste your time on El Salvador. It has already been found by Ben Benson about 5 years ago. He filed an admiralty arrest and Spain claimed the wreck was a memorial site. Benson's permit to excavate was denied.
    I believe the two ships Benson found were La Galga and Juno. I have done some limited research over the years and it is still being disputed as to the authentication of the El Salvador "finds."

 

 

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