Chest of Silver Found!
Veteran historic shipwreck salvor Mike Perna and his 1st Mate Milan Kalelkar recently made a very important find of worked silverware pieces at the site known as the Anchor Wreck (8IR46/S23). The find consisted of over 50 silver pieces including a number of silver candle stick holders, ornate silver arms from a possible silver candelabra, as well as several other very ornate silver pieces of as yet undetermined usage. (See attached photographs) The find represents one of the
Big Secret Gets Out!
Recently, while carrying out recoveries at the 1715 fleet wreck site known as the Cabin Wreck (8IR23/S27), the crew of the M/V Big Secret recovered a number of silver coins mostly of 8 Reale denominations, as well as a silver buckle. One very nice 8 Reale specimen is from the Lima mint and is fully dated (1)708 . Captain John Redman and his crew of Andrew Price, Mark Worthington and Greg Kufchak, with support from Project Manager Bill Black, made the recoveries. These recover
More Gold Discovered!
Recently, while carrying out excavations and recoveries at the 1715 fleet wreck site known as Corrigan’s Wreck (8IR19/S25), the crew of the M/V Lilly May recovered a beautiful Mexico 2 Escudo circa 1714/15. Captain Grant Gitschlag and his crew of Adam Gitschlag, Nick Amelio, Sal Guttuso and Corrine McClanahan made the recovery with Nick Amelio actually finding the gold coin. Additionally the crew recovered a number of gold nuggets and flakes as well as a number of links from