Learn about shipwrecks off Jupiter on Friday


“Jupiter Inlet Shipwrecks 1600-1700s” historical marker at Jupiter Beach Park was dedicated on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Artifacts from the 17th century Spanish shipwreck San Miguel De Archangel are scheduled to be presented by Capt. Peter H. Leo at John Dickinson State Park south of Hobe Sound on Friday, December 2nd at 6 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 561-745-5551.

Leo spent 35 years working as an ocean lifeguard for Palm Beach County.

In 1987, Pete accidentally swam onto the remains of the vessel lying in just 10 feet of water and 200 feet offshore from his lifeguard tower at Jupiter Beach Park.

The 1659 “Aviso” vessel produced thousands of silver and gold coins from multiple Spanish mints along with a wide variety of related marine artifacts.

Light refreshments will be served.


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