THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of the La Madalena?
A 250-ton Spanish galleon by the name of La Madalena
commanded by Captain Cristobel Rodriquez was headed back to Spain after visiting
Vercruz, Mexico and Havana in 1563. A bad storm tossed the small boat around and
finally sank the galleon. There were 300 people aboard and only 16 survived the
At the time when the storm hit, she was carrying
over 50 tons of silver in bullion and coins, 1,110 pounds of gold in jewelry and
small ingots, 170 boxes of silver objects such as candle sticks, and many other
valuables that belonged to passengers.
Finding the La Madalena has been a mystery for
years. Using the most sophisticated equipment such as the magnetometer, which
can only detect ferrous metals, has not been able to find the exact location
since her cannons were made of bronze and the equipment cannot locate this type
of metal. The bronze cannons themselves on today’s market alone would be worth
somewhere around $30,000. The total count of these bronze cannons aboard the
ship was 28.
Shrimp fishermen have been lucky in the area and
have recovered one bronze cannons that was sold to a private collector for
$15,000, another bronze cannon was found in close proximity but was dated after
the decades after the ill-fated La Madalena. A chest of 3,000 Spanish four and
eight real coins was discovered by another shrimp fisherman in his shrimp net.
The coins were dated between 1748 and 1751.
Somewhere in this shrimp fishing area lies the
treasure of the La Madalena.
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