Discovering the Atocha

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Discovering the Atocha

  1. 1. Discovering the Atocha<br />Building Background Knowledge<br />
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  3. 3. riptide<br />
  4. 4. Map of location of Atocha<br />
  5. 5. Marquesas Keys<br />
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  7. 7. Facts<br />In September of 1622, during a hurricane, the NuestraSeñora de Atocha went down forty miles west of Key West. Some of the wreckage was discovered in 1971, by Mel Fisher after years of searching. It's main treasure-trove was finally located in 1986 producing large quantities of silver cobs, gold bars, jewelry, and choice emeralds.<br />
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