Aug 09, 2012, 10:31 PM
CANNONS ON THE 1715 SITES?????????
I have been diving off the beaches in vero and wabasso since the late seventies, and have seen many many cannon. However I have never noticed new yellow tags with numbers on them attached to the cannons with new string. My question is - are the new lease holders " QUEENS JEWELS" tagging the cannons to be hauled up to the surface, chip away the growth, and check them all for escudo's and cobs? The cannon found 2 years ago just south of cr510 in wabasso had many coins in and stuck to it. Coin's can stick to bronze - why not iron? Stuff could have been hidden so no taxes were paid (we all know what that is- it begins with the letter "C"). It only makes me wounder what is in, or on the remaining cannon on the seabed floor since many of them remain where they hit the bottom, and nobody thought to bring them up and inspect them since the REAL EIGHT day's because they were finding "BETTER" stuff, and not worried about the cannons.
It's just crossed my mind today after seeing one yellow tag at one site, and more yellow tags on several other cannon.
Just a though I had today.
Aug 09, 2012 10:31 PM
Aug 09, 2012, 11:58 PM
The state does not want any more iron cannons removed off of the 1715 fleet sites.
Millions of dollars of Spanish treasure await those who would dare brave the eye of the hurricane.
Aug 10, 2012, 07:40 AM
They're being tagged and coords logged so we will know when YOU move them!!!
They that go down into the sea in ships; and make working in many waters.
They saw the works of the Lord; and his marvels in the depth. (And they saw the works of the Lord; and his marvelous deeds in the depths of the sea.)
Aug 10, 2012, 08:21 PM
I thought the cannon that had the coins in it was iron.
Aug 10, 2012, 09:34 PM
It was a bronze swivel or deck (signal gun) with goodies stuck on it, and in it. The state got the gun, and the salvor ended up with the coins from what I heard.
Originally Posted by stevemc
Does anyone know where the gun is to view in person? With the state having it - it may never see the sunshine again after seeing it for the first time in almost 300 years.