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The Lost Ships of Cortez Project: Searching for a Conquistador's 500-Year-Old Scuttled Fleet
Search for Cortes fleet in Gulf off Vera Cruz Mexico.
A riveting archaeological underwater adventure in search for the lost fleet of Cortez in the Gulf Coast of Mexico.
Appointed by the Governor of Cuba, Hernan Cortes led an expedition to explore and establish trade in what is now Mexico in 1519. In defiance of the Cuban Governor and in breach of his contract, Cortes established the town of Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz on the Mexican coast. While Cortes forged alliances with indigenous communities and construction of the town was underway a faction of his men mutinied. He ordered ten of the eleven ships sunk in order to quell the mutiny. The eleventh, hisView more
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Reception at 6:30 PM prior to 7 PM talk. Event held in Carriage House at historic Goodwood Museum and Gardens.
1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308
The Museum’s main entrance is located off Miccosukee Road, just East of Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. The Museum’s back entrance can be accessed off Surgeons Drive.