Recently, our good friend Ranger Ed Perry, Park Services Specialist with the McLarty Treasure Museum, sent along this special announcement notifying us of a presentation by Robert Marx at the Sebastian Inlet State Park on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
The lecture is in conjunction with the 300th anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet. The full text of the announcement is below:
Presentation by Robert Marx at the Sebastian Inlet State Park
The Presentation will highlight 1715 Fleet history and the search along the Treasure Coast
In July 1715, a fleet of Spanish Galleons off the Florida coastline was struck by a fierce hurricane. Blown landward, the wrecked galleons strewed their riches along the sandy shores.
Join us as we commemorate the 300-year-old event in history that gave the Treasure Coast its name. Robert (Bob) Marx will narrate a slide presentation titled The Quest for the Queen of Spain’s Priceless Jewels.
Marx is a pioneer American scuba diver who began his career as a diving specialist in the US Marine Corps in 1953. Since 1960 he has worked in the archives and libraries of more than 40 countries and spent over two years in the Archivo de las Indias in Seville, Spain; the main repository for researching Spain’s fascinating maritime history. Marx has authored 64 books about diving and shipwrecks around the world.
Regular park entry fees apply: $4/person, or $8/carload (up to 8 in a vehicle), whichever is less.
Saturday March 21st 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Inlet Grill & Gifts
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A1A
Melbourne Beach, Florida