Distinguished Speakers Series Merchant Ship of 1622 Fleet

Date(s) - June 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Custom House

Dr. Brian Magrane will take the audience back in time to 1622 when the Spanish ruled Florida waters. He will tell the story of the Atocha’s lesser known sister ship, the Buen Jesus y Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Learn about life onboard a small Spanish merchant ship and what was found on the wreck site. Brian will discuss the coins and treasures recovered and how the Atocha and Rosario differed. 

About the presenter:

Dr. Brian Magrane is a Physician from Islamorada and on the Medical Staff at Mariners Hospital for almost 20 years.  An avid coin collector from childhood, he became interested in the Atocha and 1622 Fleet after a patient introduced him to his first treasure coin, an Atocha 8 Reale. This led to his involvement in Maritime Heritage projects and extensive research on Treasure Fleets.

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