The lost treasure of Santissima Concepcion.

THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
SANTISSIMA CONCEPCION

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where is the lost treasure of Santissima Concepcion?



Santissima Concepcion was a 700-ton galleon that was commonly referred to as El Grande. In 1683, this galleon headed for Spain with commander Admiral Manual Ortiz Arosemena at the helm with treasures that was loaded at Porto Bello, Panama; Cartagena, Columbia; Veracruz, Mexico and stopped over at Havana.

Some just below the Cape a hurricane totally destroyed the ship. There were 500 people on board and only 4 made it to shore to St. Augustine, Florida.

Aboard the Santissima Conception besides the 500 individuals was over 1,800,000 pesos in treasure. This treasure consisted mainly of silver bullion and specie. Gold aboard the ship weighed around 1,500 pounds. Many believe however, that there was more gold than that since gold was one of the most common object that was smuggled during this time. Not only was there gold and silver but there was 77 chests of pearls, 217 chests of “goods from the Orient”, 49 chests of emeralds, and of course any valuables from passengers.

Many people have searched for the Santissima Concepcion from the time of the hurricane until 1701 and the only remains that ever came to shore after the disaster was a chest of clothing, which also carried “1,500 pesos in unregistered gold jewelry”. This chest was found by soldiers shortly after the ship was lost. Many people believe this treasure is still out there south of Key Biscayne just off the Fowey Rocks.


The lost treasure of Santissima Concepcion.

 The lost treasure of Santissima Concepcion.

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