8 Reales and other artifacts found by Capitana
The first silver coins of the 2017 field season were recovered this past Saturday by Capt. Jonah Martinez and the crew of the M/V Capitana. Two silver eight reales were found, with new Capitana crew member Grant Gitschlag making his first silver coin find. Along with the silver coins musket and pistol shot, lead sheathing, Olive Jar body sherds and encrusted objects were also recovered. The making of new discoveries within the debris field of a highly dispersed shipwreck lost in the shallow water, high energy marine environment, such as Corrigan's Wreck, requires time, effort, patience and considerable knowledge.