Saturday, March 01, 2008

New Odyssey Marine Exploration Shipwreck Treasure may be from 1750 Spanish merchant El Salvador

While Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration says the identity of a North Carolina shipwreck it recently acquired has "not yet been confirmed," the Spanish newspaper El Pais speculates that Odyssey may be talking about El Salvador, a Spanish merchant ship that sank in 1750 with treasure aboard. The treasure-hunting company could not be reached for comment late Monday, but someone anonymously registered the Internet domain name http://www.elsalvadorshipwreck.com/ on Feb. 21. That's the same day Odyssey announced it had acquired the legal right to pursue the North Carolina shipwreck - code-named "Firefly" . . .

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