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In 1987, an iron cannon was found by two surfers who reported it to the lifeguard, Peter Leo, on Jupiter Beach. Two days later, the same lifeguard found the cannon while swimming and contacted Captain Dominic Addario, a master mariner and marina owner, for help investigating the mysterious find. Throughout two weeks, they discovered more cannons, then silver “pieces of eight”, rare gold coins, and a 78-pound ingot of silver!

Later to be known at “Jupiter Wreck,” the artifacts and treasure was found to be from the wreck of San Miguel De Archangel in 1659. According to archival records, this ship was most likely an “aviso”, a relatively fast ship who’s goal was to carry crown documents to Mexican colonies from Spain, and report back to the monarchy

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