Nearly 250 years after the treasure-laden Notre Dame de Deliverance sank, apparently in the Florida Straits, the Spanish government is claiming it never abandoned the ship and is asserting its sovereign rights to control the wreck and its cargo of gold, silver and gems estimated to be worth as much as $3 billion. Spain's demands were delivered to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from a Washington, D.C., law firm.
Spain Weighs In Over Sunken Treasure
Daily Business Review
January 16, 2003
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