Hutton Pulitzer Reports: Wreck of 16th-Century Spanish Ship Found #HuttonPulitzer 

The third of six sunken Spanish ships that were lost in a hurricane in 1559 has been discovered off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.In the summer of 2016, the wreck of the ship, dubbed the Emanuel Point III, was found resting under the sand 7 feet (2 meters) below the ocean surface in Pensacola Bay. Archaeologists have found the ship’s hull, ballast rocks and ceramic artifacts in the wreckage.

The ship was part of a failed colonization attempt by Spain that took place just 60 years after Christopher Columbus first sailed across the Atlantic.”The shipwrecks themselves are giving us insights into these amazing machines they were developing for these voyages that were never really happening before,” marine archaeologist Greg Cook, of the University of West Florida.

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