238. Winged Victory

In July of 1715, a fleet of 11 Spanish ships and one French frigate set sail for Spain, overloaded with passengers, goods, livestock — and tons of silver, gold and other riches. Less than 400 miles out of the port of Havana, a raging hurricane hit the eastern coast of Florida, sending all but the French ship to the bottom. 

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© 2021 Patrick Merrell and Vero Beach Magazine

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