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In 1987 a Jupiter Beach lifeguard discovered cannons and anchors at the Jupiter Inlet Wreck Site. Jupiter Wreck, Inc., of Jupiter, was formed in 1988 and acquired the necessary permits in 1990 to excavate. The initial quest around the area produced several thousand Spanish pieces of eight gold bars, and one large, 80-pound silver bar.

The Jupiter Beach shipwreck is believed to be the San Miguel Archangel, an aviso. An aviso was a ship used to carry Royal correspondence, passengers, and special cargo for the King of Spain and Viceroys. The research discovered that 33 passengers survived the shipwreck. The passengers were found stranded at Jupiter Inlet in 1660.

The San Miguel Archangel is documented to have sailed in 1659 from Havana, Cuba,

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