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  1. 10 missing ships lost without trace.

    Speaking of the alcohol..... The Queen of nations was interesting ship wreck I have dived on the remains of her many years ago. Hoping to score an intact bottle of booze. Thousands of bottles of spirits and wine made up part of Queen of Nations' cargo in early 1881. These proved too much of...
  2. 10 missing ships lost without trace.

    Gidday Kanacki Maybe old Crows memory is slipping but I recall there was a newspaper just after the wreck that gave a different account 3 boats was launched one each with captain in one mate in another 2nd mate in another. Each boat had 15000 sovereigns on board as ballast. Only one boat was...
  3. 10 missing ships lost without trace.

    Gidday Amigo Thanks for the information about the salvage. But it appears she was salvaged. As the Cardiff times reported 31st October 1903. Below. It appears the cost salvage nearly exceeded value of the cargo. This is an excellent example on why further research is always needed in...
  4. 10 missing ships lost without trace.

    Another vessel that vanished without trace. THE MISSING SHIP ARIEL 1872 A MYSTERY (says the Melbourne Argus) still overhangs the fate of the missing ship Ariel, which sailed from London for Sydney in January last, and has not since been heard of. It is thought, however, that some clue to the...
  5. 10 missing ships lost without trace.

    Gidday amigos There is another ship that was wrecked in the same area in 1853. Monumental city was wrecked with the loss of 37 lives. out of 91 passengers and crew. The ship was from Boston. She had only been in Australian waters 1 month. A navigation error and unknown submerged rock. The...
  6. Map explanations please

    Gidday Kanacki The cold reality its just another abandoned mine many people find. Just because you find it does not mean you have mineral rights to it. There is one simple equation if the extraction cost is more than the value per ton rock removed then it best to leave it in the ground. Profit...
  7. Map explanations please

    Gidday Amigos I had many private conversations with Don Jose. Ideally with historic "Colanado Mine" and camp in the steep canyon of the same name which flows into the river Mayo. To the nortwest wwas Tayopa that flows into Yaqui. which our esteemed Don Jose RE discovered those workings. We...
  8. Just what the doctor hoarded! Medic finds Civil War coins worth ?51,000

    Gidday amigo One thing I can guarantee you is nothing guaranteed in searching for treasure. Some will spend a life time and never find a thing. Others will finds things. The key is perseverance and researching into areas that have a higher probability in finding such things. Finding some thing...
  9. Scuba-diver finds 900-year-old sword from the Crusades under Mediterranean Sea

    Utterly amazing perhaps the marine growth prevented the sword from rusting away? Crow
  10. Just what the doctor hoarded! Medic finds Civil War coins worth ?51,000

    Gidday amigo Amazing find. Technically he will be rewarded the market value as per treasure trove law as the finder. If the property is not his? Generally finders fee is split 50/50 between landowner and finder. Crow
  11. Maybe the Sky is falling in?

    Gidday Amigos She should sleep well what are the odds of it happening again to her? Crow
  12. Progress

    Gidday Amigos That is a universal feeling all over the world. Amigos As the world population grows. Does not matter where you go you will meet people telling you the same thing. Crow
  13. Map explanations please

    Gidday Amigos The fact remains many mining areas was abandoned all over northern Mexico and into Arizona and New Mexico due to uprisings. settlements came and went churches came and went with the population. The Jesuits abandoned churches during the 1767 Expulsion. There is another under lying...
  14. Former Navy pilot says flight crews observed UFOs off Atlantic Coast

    Strange indeed. some times we just do not have all the answers. Crow
  15. Former Navy pilot says flight crews observed UFOs off Atlantic Coast

    Gidday Black Bart Sailing in the Tasman sea on Kanacki's Brig just on day break as the sun started to peak over the horizon . I was on the helm looking up in the sky was two black triangles that their back featureless underneath was lit up by the rising Sun. They much higher than conventional...
  16. 5 Manila Galleons are known to have sunk off the west coast of the USA

    Another thing to note Voyages from Acapulco stopped in 1815 after The Magellan left half empty. The port fell to insurgents who burned the town. Smaller Ships sailed with Permission for the vice royalty from San Blas. Silver was shipped to the Philippines in vain attempt to ship silver to Spain...
  17. 5 Manila Galleons are known to have sunk off the west coast of the USA

    Gidday Amigo Sorry unable a cargo manifests for Manilla Galleons. However in Mexico There are records of a ship after 1815. With an mind boggling manifest totaling over 2 million dollars 1818 prices. See the 1818 Mexican gold escudo coin below. It sold in 2020 for 1885.00 USD for the coin...
  18. 10 missing ships lost without trace.

    Gidday Amigos The Story of the American ship General grant is a story of almost impossible survival against the odds. Here is radio story of the General grant. General Grant No more dangerous terrifying foreboding place to have a shipwreck at night. Worse still in a storm and the General...
  19. 5 Manila Galleons are known to have sunk off the west coast of the USA

    Gidday Amigos Some times even Academics get things not entirely correct. While the offical stance Manila Galleon trade ended in 1815 with the Magellan. Trade did not exactly just stop. Private small ships with the permission of the Vice Royalty still sailed with trade goods to Philippines and...
  20. 10 missing ships lost without trace.

    Gidday Amigo Well You learn some thing every day! I did not know anything of gold silver monetary Value on her. except funds held by the ships purser? It is an intriguing case. I suspect she had a catastrophic ballast issues or center of balance shifted in a storm causing her capsize and sink...
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