The Dry Tortugas Wreck

During 1990 and 1991 Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology completed an excavation of a deep water shipwreck site off the Florida coast, near the Dry Tortugas. The location , site and material artifacts suggest a ship of the seventeenth century Spanish origin, and was believed to be a member of the ill-fated 1622 flotilla.

Additional Research suggests the "Tortugas" wreck is likely the remains of the Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion.

Seahawk used its Research Vessel RV Seahawk to locate the wrecksite during 1989. Using a Phantom ROV equipped with video capabilities and a manipulator arm, Seahawk recovered video footage and one artifact ( a bronze bell ) in order to establish an Admirality Claim to the site.

During 1990 and 1991, approximately 17,000 artifacts were recovered, including bars of gold, emerald jewerly, silver coins, thousands of pearls and priceless seventeenth century ceramics and personal effects.


2 Reports Available

#1. A Summary  Preliminary Archeological Report  for Seahawk I , Dry Tortugas Wrecksite ( 50+ pages ) 

# 2. Report of    The Dry Tortugas Artifact Collection (approx 100 pages - B&W ) detailing the artifacts that were recovered by Seahawk I Limited partnership, listing in  some detail the Coins, artifacts and inventory numbers.. 

available for $35.00 postpaid.



also DVD Available for purchase

A 30 minute informational DVD on the Early Years of Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology, Including the Dry Tortugas Wreck and Seahawks - St.Augustine Wreck site discovery


available for $19.95 postpaid.

Showing actual underwater recovery of artifacts 




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