1733 galleon hunt

Blak bart

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This is a plank frame from the "Gallo de indiano" of the 1733 fleet. This was the almiranta of the fleet. it was teed up on the white sand beach, at low king tide !! It has a half dozen or more iron spike remnants, and some other rusted fittings. Finding intact wood from 300 year old galleons does not happen often, and this shows signs of burning, and stretching....when I say stretching I mean the act of using grapples and chain to pull apart the galleon wreckage. The chunks of galleon would be drug into shallow water where salveagers would strip the iron fittings. It could also be part of a raft built from wreckage to bring survivors ashore.
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here we have assorted pottery shards, onion bottle frag, bronze ships spikes, buck and ball lead shot, mallorca pottery 1733, olive jar shards 1733, fire brick, and even older Dutch salt glaze stone ware pottery....possible bartman jug frag.
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There was some great olive jar shards from 1733 fleet, and a beautiful piece of mallorca ware from the fleet
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There were some beautiful 1890-1900s sauce bottle finds also E.R. Durkee challenge sauce, and a lea & perrins worchtersher sauce.
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Other finds included more modern material also.
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This is a metal fishing float that dates to the 1930s or 40s.
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Here we have a plated fork, a brass lock body, cuban coin, wheat pennies, bullets, copper clinch nails, harmonica reeds, and other nick naks fom the 30s 40s.
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Here is some grass fired Tequesta Indian pottery shards, and a copper alloy fastener.
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This is a lead finial of some sort and a gold plated lapel pin perhaps ? The finial may date way back, or might not be that old...I can't find an example...could be a game piece also....it's a mystery still.
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1986 cuban coin from a cuban raft site.
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some badly corroded wheat pennies, and a clad nickel and quarter fused together.
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Thanks for taking a peak here fellow treasurehunters, and happy hunting !!
 

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cudamark

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billb

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This is a plank frame from the "Gallo de indiano" of the 1733 fleet. This was the almiranta of the fleet. it was teed up on the white sand beach, at low king tide !! It has a half dozen or more iron spike remnants, and some other rusted fittings. Finding intact wood from 300 year old galleons does not happen often, and this shows signs of burning, and stretching....when I say stretching I mean the act of using grapples and chain to pull apart the galleon wreckage. The chunks of galleon would be drug into shallow water where salveagers would strip the iron fittings. It could also be part of a raft built from wreckage to bring survivors ashore. View attachment 2114744 here we have assorted pottery shards, onion bottle frag, bronze ships spikes, buck and ball lead shot, mallorca pottery 1733, olive jar shards 1733, fire brick, and even older Dutch salt glaze stone ware pottery....possible bartman jug frag. View attachment 2114746
There was some great olive jar shards from 1733 fleet, and a beautiful piece of mallorca ware from the fleet View attachment 2114747
There were some beautiful 1890-1900s sauce bottle finds also E.R. Durkee challenge sauce, and a lea & perrins worchtersher sauce. View attachment 2114748 View attachment 2114750
Other finds included more modern material also. View attachment 2114751
This is a metal fishing float that dates to the 1930s or 40s. View attachment 2114753
Here we have a plated fork, a brass lock body, cuban coin, wheat pennies, bullets, copper clinch nails, harmonica reeds, and other nick naks fom the 30s 40s. View attachment 2114754
Here is some grass fired Tequesta Indian pottery shards, and a copper alloy fastener. View attachment 2114755
This is a lead finial of some sort and a gold plated lapel pin perhaps ? The finial may date way back, or might not be that old...I can't find an example...could be a game piece also....it's a mystery still. View attachment 2114756
1986 cuban coin from a cuban raft site. View attachment 2114757 View attachment 2114758 some badly corroded wheat pennies, and a clad nickel and quarter fused together. View attachment 2114759
Thanks for taking a peak here fellow treasurehunters, and happy hunting !!
Congratulations on recovering some great treasures from many years ago.
Very impressive detail and thank you for sharing.
 

PetesPockets55

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Congrats on all the treasures.

That lead piece is intriguing.
And the images of the timber with the square nail ghosts are neat to see. It even has some concretions on it.
I like picking the NA pottery shards and European pottery pieces from the river bank.

(I found one piece a few months back that had European crockery and NA pottery shards fused to a 14" metal rod.)
 

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Blak bart

Blak bart

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Congratulations on recovering some great treasures from many years ago.
Very impressive detail and thank you for sharing.
Thank you bill .... hope your good and the treasure gods are smiling on you !!
 

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