About 200 feet off the coastline of Wabasso Beach, Florida, off the Sebastian Inlet, Captain Greg Bounds and his crew of the “Capitana” found 44 gold coins believed to be from the fabled 1715 Fleet which sank off the Florida coast during a hurricane almost 300 years ago.
According to an local NBC News affilate :
“Brent Brisben’s company, 1715 Fleet Queen’s Jewels, owns the salvage rights to the shipwrecks they hunt, off the Sebastian Inlet.
Eleven Spanish galleons, loaded with treasure, were sunk along the coastline out here by a hurricane (in 1715),” said Brisben. That’s what gives us the Treasure Coast.
Brisben said finding the gold coins from ships that wrecked almost 300 years ago is exhilarating.
To see (Bounds) come up out of the water, and over the rail, I’ll never forget, he waves us in, recalled Brisben. He says, ‘I think I got one more,’ and he drops about fifteen in my hand.
Valued at almost a quarter million dollars, the clink of the sound of the golden coins is music to the treasure hunters’ ears.”
Here is another News Video of the Find