Nuestra Señora de Atocha, Florida (1622)

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History of the wreck

Located and salvaged by treasure hunter Melvin Fisher in the 1980s off the coasts of Florida, this Spanish ship wrecked in 1622. Once again, no plans have ever been published. It is said to have had dovetail joints in the floors/futtocks fastening, and no lead sheathing1.

Construction Feature Sided (cm) Molded (cm)
Frames 23-24 21-25
Room and Space 50.8 N/A


New World Shipwrecks, 1500-1800: A Compendium of Sites Salvaged or Excavated, by Roger Smith, December 1978;

Mathewson, Duncan Treasure of the Atocha, Pisces Books, New York, 1986.

Lyon, Eugene, "The trouble with Treasure" NGM (1976) June 149.6: 787-809.

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