The lost treasure of La Madalena.

THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
LA MADALENA

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 storm.

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.


The lost treasure of La Madalena.

 The lost treasure of La Madalena.

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