"Dive Into History"

"Dive Into History" (HM1KJ6)

Location: Jupiter, FL 33469 Palm Beach County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 57.017', W 80° 5.084'

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(Ano - 1659)

These shipwrecked iron cannons and anchor were uncovered in July of 1987, just 2000 yards east of this spot in 10 feet of water off Jupiter Inlet.

Archives and research link these maritime remains to the Spanish "Aviso" vessel named "San Miguel De Archangel", bound for Spain, with its last port being Havana, Cuba. In December of 1659 the San Miguel foundered and wrecked off the river "Jeaga" (Jupiter Inlet).

The thirty-three surviving sailors lived with the local "Jeaga" native Americans until rescued by a vessel dispatched out of St. Augustine.

The San Miguel De Archangel was one of the many ships lost carrying precious cargo of gold and silver to Spain. Modern archaeological recoveries include ships' rigging as well as Spanish coins and bullion, mined and minted in Potosi, Bolivia; Lima, Peru; Mexico City; and Bogata and Cartagena Columbia.
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HM NumberHM1KJ6
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Placed ByJupiter Wreck, Inc., State of Florida, Town of Jupiter, Loxahatchee River Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 590850 N 2981257
Decimal Degrees26.95028333, -80.08473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 57.017', W 80° 5.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 57' 1.02" N, 80° 5' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)561
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Captian Armours Way, Jupiter FL 33469, US
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