Holy Grail of Shipwrecks

The Marion Natural History Museum will be hosting Dr. Jeff Kaeli of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on June 7at 7:00 pm. Dr. Kaeli will be speaking about the discovery of the San Jose shipwreck. The three-century old San Jose was a 62-gun three-masted Spanish galleon that sank with a cargo believed to be worth billions of dollars. The ship, which is often called the “holy grail of shipwrecks,” went down with a treasure of gold, silver, and emeralds in 1708 during a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession. The legendary wreck was discovered off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia on Nov. 27, 2015 more than 600 meters below the surface using an autonomous underwater robot developed and operated by WHOI engineers. Please join us as we hear more and see images captured by scientists exploring the wreck from Dr. Kaeli. Partial funding has been provided by the Marion Cultural Council. Cost: $10.00 members, $12.00 non-members, $15.00 for families with children

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