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August 24, 2012

Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting)

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Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting)

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January 3, 2011

Save La Vizcaina, A Historic Archaeological Site About to Be Lost

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Save La Vizcaina, A Historic Archaeological Site About to Be Lost











(PRWEB) October 29, 2003

Save La Vizcaina, a Historic Archaeological Site About to Be Lost

     By Frankie Ann White

Would you like to be a part of an ongoing struggle to save an archaeological site equally as important as King Tut’s tomb? In Playa Dama, Panama in 16 feet of water lies a treasure without protection, and of unknown value. The sunken ship, la Vizcaina, from the 4th Voyage of Columbus is in the midst of much controversy.

Several lines of evidences indicate that the rescued pieces and those that are still submerged in the water belong to the Vizcaina. With the help of the Government of Germany, samples of the rescued pieces were sent to the Archaeological Institute of Germany by the country of Panama’s Cultural Institute to check these evidences.    

The analyses made of the wood through the methodology of the carbon 14 dating and dendrocronology; a method which determines antiquity of the wood by verifying the quantity of rings that are accumulated, confirmed that the wreck belongs to the second half of the XV century, between 1460 and 1480. The wood type is oak from the north of the Europe at which time Spain was deforested which forced the Spanish navigators to import the wood from other places.

It is no longer a matter of proving whether or not this ship is “la Vizcaina” but as to whether or not she will survive in time for the presentation and preservation for posterity. Many political factions are at play and there is a large problem of graft.

Warren White, finder of the wreck is struggling with permits from the government of Panama to save the ship from looters and the greedy who might benefit from this precious find. Lack of money and backing has been a problem from the beginning of this now two-year long struggle to save this site.

There are currently suits against the government of Panama going on in the fight for domination of la Vizcaina.

Without international attention and help from foundations or individual philanthropists this valuable archaeological site may be lost to Panama and mankind.

Remember that this is Columbus’ ship! Truly this find is certainly as important as that of King Tut. Are you, the citizens of the world, going to stand by and allow it to be lost?

Frankie Ann White

Telephone: 011-507-433-0349

Cell: 011-507-672-1308

Colon, Panama

E-mail: fann46@yahoo.com         warren@cwp.net.pa

Warren White, known world wide as the finder of la Vizcaina, extensive articles are available on the WWW on Google search, “Warren White Vizcaina.” Warren hopes that this article will attract the need for support and recognition of a most vulnerable find.




















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November 4, 2010

Richest Treasure Ever Lost – Found

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Richest Treasure Ever Lost – Found

Portland, ME (PRWEB) August 5, 2005 –

Underwater explorers who’ve examined the wreck say their research indicates that it’s the Notre Dame de Deliverance — a 166-foot, armed merchant vessel of French origin. The research includes surveys of the site by state-of-the-art remote sensing devices, ROV’s and divers, a study of historical records, and the discovery that a few silver items – including a crucifix, plate and some coins – were brought up years ago by other salvagers. Recent underwater video footage is now being analyzed to determine the best procedure for recovery.

Greg Brooks and John Hardy of the Sub Sea Research states “It was one of the richest ships ever lost,” they estimate the value of the Deliverance’s trove could be between $ 2 billion and $ 3 billion. The Deliverance departed Havana on Halloween with an armed escort of seven or eight smaller, schooner-like vessels according to Brooks’ research in Cuba and elsewhere. The ship soon met a fate that Brooks now believes was remarkably similar to what befell the Atocha and its hapless crew in surrounding waters 133 years earlier.

The hurricane struck the night after the ship left Havana, its eye passing over Havana to the southwest. The escorting ships reportedly were able to survive the storm and sailed across the outer reefs to eventually anchor on the northwest side of the Marquesas Keys to ride out the storm until the following morning, according to a research report prepared by Brooks and Sub Sea researcher Edward Michaud.

An incomplete manifest of the Deliverance cargo that was on board at the time of sinking declares those riches to include 17 chests packed with nearly 1,200 pounds of gold bullion, 15,000 gold doubloons, six chests of gems, and more than a million silver pieces. That doesn’t count contraband or any valuable belongings of passengers.

Before he hunted sunken treasure, Brooks built swimming pools for a living. Over a decade ago, after 19 years in that business, he cashed out to find his fortune. Brooks’ principal partner and fellow investor is John Hardy, a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration engineer who currently runs a La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery in South Portland.

Brooks says he’s personally spent a million dollars so far in the hunt for treasure that he believes has led him to the Deliverance. He’s helped make ends meet doing salvage work for insurance companies. Brooks, who is married and has an 18-year-old daughter, has plans to create a shipwreck museum and aquarium in Portland.

Sub Sea Research’s primary recovery vessel is the 105-foot M/V Diamond, a converted U.S. Navy torpedo retriever that’s currently docked on Stock Island near Key West.

About Sub Sea Research LLC:

Sub Sea Research LLC is a privately held limited liability corporation based in Portland, Maine. Founded in 1984 by Greg and Kathy Brooks and joined by Lois and John Hardy as principal partners in 1993, the company has achieved a continued steady success rate in locating and recovering researched historic shipwrecks worldwide and continues to develop the Shipwreck Institute of Maine Project, as well as a planned maritime museum in Haiti. For more information, visit www.subsearesearch.com.

Contact:

Greg Brooks

207-879-1758

greg@subsearesearch.com

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