Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Fisherman discover sunken galleon off Menorca coast

17th or 18th Century Galleon found off Menorca.

Fishermen off the coast of the Ballearic Island of Menorca (North of Mallorca) have discovered the remains of a sunken galleon thought to be from the 17th or 18th century.

An initial inspection has found the sunken shipwreck about 60 metres beneath the surface and is spread over a radius of about 40 metres.

Amongst the wreckage are several large anchors, iron cannons and parts of the ship's wooden structure, it is thought to be either a frigate or a war galleon from the 17th or 18th centuries.



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