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Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea
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discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World (1500s-1700s) ...

discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World (1500s-1700s) and its treasure fleet system, which was intended to protect its treasure-laden ships from being seized by England, France, and the Netherlands. In 1715 and 1733, hurricanes devastated Spain's treasure fleets off the coast of Florida. Today, two of the sunken ships' remains are protected as Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserves.

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National Park Service
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Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)