DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida – Father Honors Treasure Hunting Son with Bronze Sculpture

Regular visitors to this site are well aware of the fact that last year marked the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet. This anniversary was commemorated by a series of events which took place the week immediately preceding the 300th year Anniversary (July 31, 2015).

It is also well known that a large cache of gold coins was discovered on July 30 – 31, 2015 by Brent Brisben and the crew of the Capitana. Jonah Martinez, Captain of the Capitana, was one of the divers who found 350 gold coins off the coast of Wabasso.

This find was amazing in its own right, but also an incredible coincidence that it happened on the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the Plate Fleet.

Now, one year later, on July 30, 2016, Felix Martinez, the father of Jonah Martinez, dedicated a statue that he created to his son, Jonah. The statue depicts divers on the ocean bottom uncovering gold coins. A complete story of this event can be found here, as reported TC Palm.

1 thought on “DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida – Father Honors Treasure Hunting Son with Bronze Sculpture”

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    Darrel Strickland

    If you ever met Jonah you will know he is humble with his “day job!” Like father, his son also is a sculptor in a strange way – he builds custom motorbikes. The true treasure hunters who spent blood, sweat, and tears will know he is a genuine person. Great story.

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