Friday, May 15, 2015
5/15/15 Report - Wreck of the Encarnation. 1800s Schooner Shipwreck. The Mystery Wreck. Granel.
Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.blotspot.com.
While looking for pirate ships near Panama divers found something unique in less than 40 feet of water - a seventeenth century ship full of cargo.
The above photo shows wooden crates were still packed in the ship's hull. Half of the hull and crates had been buried and were remarkably preserved.
The ship has been identified as the Encarnacion, part of the Tierra Firme fleet. It sank during a storm in 1681.
Here is the link for the entire National Geographic article.