Georgetown, Delaware: Treasure Ship Booty

Coins, cannons, and other salvage from the wreck of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a Spanish treasure ship that sunk in 1622. You can also visit the walk-in vault to see the really valuable stuff.

Treasures of the Sea

Address:
21179 College Drive, Georgetown, DE
Directions:
Treasures of the Sea. West edge of the city. In the Stephen J. Betze Library on the campus of Delaware Technical Community College.
Hours:
M, W, F 10-4, Sa 10-2 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
302-259-6150
Admission:
Adults $3.
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Treasures of the Sea

There's a little museum at Delaware Technical Community College called "Treasures Of The Sea." It houses the treasure that was found along with the wreck of the em>Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a Spanish ship that sunk in the Florida Keys in 1622. The wreck and treasure were found by Mel Fisher in July of 1985. There was a long legal battle with the state of Florida, but Mel was finally granted the right to sell the artifacts, and Delaware Technical Community College was the highest bidder. The treasure consists of gold coins, cannons, jewelry, silver bars, and much more.

[Ben Perdue, 04/18/2016]

Two of Mel Fisher's financial backers were from the Georgetown area, including chicken baron Frank Perdue.


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In the region:
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