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    Is there a legend attached to this ?

    Im sure i read somewhere about Spanish Galleons land locked in a dried up lake somewhere in the desert in California ?


    https://www.ksl.com/article/46535893...at-lake-powell

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    Yes, but it was found in 1967. One of the people that found it used almost the entire aft end of the Spanish Caravelle to build the guest addition to his house in El Centro. The remainder of the ship is under about twenty feet of blow sand just East of El Centro and just South of Highway 74.

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    Not that far to the south, really.
    What did Kino know about the "ancient geographers" he spoke of ?
    What would he consider "ancient" ? And what might have been the sea level in those times ?
    Was the timber from the caravel ever dated ?
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    A bit about the caravel

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    The guy used to be the local distributor for a soft drink company. He told me he used the aft end timbers because they were the only straight wood on the ship. No pearls. No jewels.

    My guess is that the Colorado River has jumped its banks many times in its history, and flooded the old Widney Sea. (Salton Sea). It stayed flooded until a way opened up to the South, causing it to drain into the Sea of Cortez, or the land to shift causing the Colorado to flow somewhere else, the the Salton dries up. You have to remember that this entire area is the very Southern end of the San Andreas Fault. It gets about 100 tiny earthquakes a day. It gets more larger earthquakes than almost anywhere.

    If you want to see something interesting, in Google Earth, check the box that displays earthquakes. They show up as red dots on the map. Your GE will look like it has the measles in this area. LOL

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    Have you seen these timbers ?
    If they still exist, they could be identified as to point of origin and who was most likely to have built the ship....and when.
    It would require examination by qualified academics of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somehiker View Post
    Have you seen these timbers ?
    If they still exist, they could be identified as to point of origin and who was most likely to have built the ship....and when.
    It would require examination by qualified academics of course.
    I have seen the timbers the guy used for the guest addition to his house. He is afraid of getting into trouble for using the wood, so has never made the find public. Another person gave me his name. I found his address with skip tracing software I have access to. I would have to find the exact GPS Coords of the Fore End of the ship, but it is just South of Highway 78 (East of El Centro), not far past Gecko Road. It is usually under about twenty feet of blow sand. We looked at pictures, and he said it was definitely a Caravelle.

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    So, somewhere in this area ?

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    Kino's map of 1701....a bit different from current sat views.
    From his vantage point up high and to the east, he would have seen all the way north to the end of what is now the Salton Sea.

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