GHOST GALLEON COLLECTION
The 1622 shipwreck Atocha has become
the most famous and celebrated treasure find to date.
salvors spent the remainder of the seventeenth century
searching in vain for what was destined to become
the most mysterious and elusive shipwreck of all time.
Modern day treasure hunters were baffled. Extensive
magnetometer surveys turned up tantalizing clues like
anchors, coins randomly strewn, and bronze cannons-
but no copper bars or silver ingots. The Atocha
"mother load" of incredible riches defied the best
to locate. The galleon seemed to have literally "faded
into History", and developed an almost mythical-
whimsical status as it gradually came to be known as the
A thousand bars of silver and 552 ingots of
copper had been loaded in close proximity, and
history in September 1622- almost four centuries ago.
The two cargoes complemented each other, providing
the balanced load for steady sailing. Then came the
raging hurricane of 1622. This copper and silver- lost
and laid, side by side, under the sea for 365 years. was
waiting to be found.
Treasure hunter Mel Fisher finally located this storied
shipwreck in 1985. X did not mark the
spot. Rather, it
was the combined presence of the silver and copper, in
what was known as the " lower hold " of the once
grand sailing ship- that gave silent but irrefutable
testimony that the Ghost Galleon had
finally been found.
Jack Magne', Treasure Sails, Inc., now
presents the Ghost Galleon Collection.
designs have been hand cast using actual Atocha copper
and silver bullion as separate and unique
components. Fittingly joined again, side by side, in a
celebration of art and antiquity. A lasting symbol of
history and a unique present from our past.