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Old 6th August 2017, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default The most recent wreck finding around ...

This is an exciting one; just 10 miles North from my home town, Esposende, not far from the shore. The rocky coast in this area is the cause for a rough sea and, up to now, only endless objects of small dimensins came ashore; the big thing is still in the bottom, waiting for better sea conditions. But so far it is confirmed that it is an Iberian Nau (carrack), from the 1500's period, with a 30 meters length, apparently on its way from Northern Europe; the study of the wood will help identify its provenance (Portugal ... Spain), as will also do the marks that should exist in some of the four cannons, those of iron and bronze, namely culverins and breech loaders (berços).


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Old 6th August 2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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Very interesting Nando, Please keepp us posted
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Old 9th August 2017, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thank you Marcus,
I will periodically contact the city hall, to check when the cannons emerge ... and where and when they will exhibit them.
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Wow! Right in your 'back yard'! That's awesome, 'Nando! I just finished reading Robert Marx' 'The Search for Sunken Treasure' and Clifford's 'Destination Whydah'. Great stuff!
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Old 10th August 2017, 12:08 PM   #5
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Thank you Captain ,

This ship being approx. the size of the Whydah, was a rather earlier merchant one; maybe not a good catch for pirates ... no gold or jewels reported . This could be taken as granted, as apparently it was found intact by civilans, that not by wreck hunters. Still it has a treasure for us to admire, which are the guns. Let's see hat comes up.
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We cannot dismiss the possibility out of hand that she was attacked by Corsairs from North Africa.
History tells us that they raided as far north as Iceland.

Galley slaves were a hot commodity back then.
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