Saturday, June 13, 2015

6/13/15 Report - Silver Heart Found On Treasure Coast Shipwreck. Mel Fisher Days Coming Soon. Not Le Griffon.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.

First off, more Treasure Coast finds.  Captain Jonah and the crew of the Capitana keep making great finds.

Here is a silver heart.  Notice the rectangle on the back of the convex heart (top).

Below the two pictures of the find is a

Dan B., of the Capitana crew, sent the two photos of the find.    He said, The sacred heart has been a symbol that pre-dates 1650, and votive offerings were common in the 18th century. 

Many are ornate, but some are blank hearts with ornate borders. The border may have been connected to the rear of the piece, hence the small rectangle bracket.

Dan also included picture (right) that shows what the complete object might have looked like at one time.

Thanks Dan!  Thanks to the Captain and crew of the Capitana for sharing.


KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Shipwreck fans, treasure seekers and history buffs can commemorate the 30th anniversary of Mel Fisher's discovery of the sunken Spanish galleon Nuestra Se├▒ora de Atocha Thursday through Sunday, July 9-12, in the island city closest to the fabled wreck site.
Fisher and his crew uncovered the $500 million "main pile" of the Atocha's treasure and artifacts in July of 1985 after an exhaustive 16-year search. The galleon sank during a 1622 hurricane in approximately 55 feet of water 35 miles southwest of Key West.
Mel Fisher Days highlights include tours of the salvage boat J.B. Magruder that is used to seek still–undiscovered Atocha artifacts, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of of the Fishers' private conservation lab, the rare opportunity to hear tales from the crew that found the Atocha's riches and a land-based treasure hunt whose prize is $5,000 in silver dollars...
There is a small fee for events such as the tours.  Registration is required.  Below is the link for more information.

Proceeds go to charity.


FRANKFORT, MI – Michigan state archeologists have completely ruled out the possibility a Lake Michigan shipwreck is the long-lost Griffin...

The two Muskegon men who discovered the wreck, Kevin Dykstra and Frederick J. Monroe, in late 2014 came forward with photos of the wreck, saying they thought it might be the Griffin -- the earliest known shipwreck on the Great Lakes, missing since September 1679.

Other divers and historians were skeptical.

Tuesday's dive confirmed to state archeologists it isn't the Griffin, even though they already had it wasn't from viewing Dykstra and Monroe's evidence...

Here is the link for the rest of that article.


The single most read and most Google Plused blog post of May was my 5/25/15 post, which had no title other than Memorial Day Post.  I can't say I expected that.

That post had no tags other than freedom, liberty, life and Memorial Day.  I didn't think that would do much to attract readers, but I guess it was enough.  I heard from people who liked that post, and I now feel that maybe I should have done more to draw attention to it.

I don't give any attention to web site metrics or optimization or whatever they call it.  I just put things out there.  I don't try to convince anyone of anything.


Along the Treasure Coast expect a week or more of very calm surf.  We're also having some nice low tides.

Happy hunting,