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Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Dive Into History”

(Ano - 1659)

 
 
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By James R. Murray, May 14, 2015
1. Dive into History Marker
Inscription. These shipwrecked iron cannons and anchor were uncovered in July of 1987, just 2000 yards east of this spot in 10 feet of water off Jupiter Inlet.

Archives and research link these maritime remains to the Spanish "Aviso" vessel named "San Miguel De Archangel", bound for Spain, with its last port being Havana, Cuba. In December of 1659 the San Miguel foundered and wrecked off the river "Jeaga" (Jupiter Inlet).

The thirty-three surviving sailors lived with the local "Jeaga" native Americans until rescued by a vessel dispatched out of St. Augustine.

The San Miguel De Archangel was one of the many ships lost carrying precious cargo of gold and silver to Spain. Modern archaeological recoveries include ships' rigging as well as Spanish coins and bullion, mined and minted in Potosi, Bolivia; Lima, Peru; Mexico City; and Bogata and Cartagena Columbia.
 
Erected by Jupiter Wreck, Inc., State of Florida, Town of Jupiter, Loxahatchee River Historical Society.
 
Location. 26° 57.017′ N, 80° 5.084′ W. Marker is in Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on Captain Armour's Way 0.1 miles south of South Beach Road (County Road 707), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is located in
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By James R. Murray, May 14, 2015
2. Dive into History Marker
Jupiter Lighthouse Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter FL 33469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II U.S. Naval Housing Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Sawfish Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jupiter Inlet Midden I (approx. mile away); Jupiter Inlet Shipwrecks (approx. 0.9 miles away); Military Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Historic Jupiter School (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jupiter.
 
Categories. DisastersNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
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By James R. Murray, March 29, 2009
3. Dive into History Marker
Long view of marker, anchor and cannons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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