Melbourne, Florida, March 6-12, 2016
Part 3 - Treasure museums
1. McLarty Treasure Museum, Vero Beach, Florida - part of the Sebastian Inlet State Park
Jim with Ed Perry, Park Services Specialist, McLarty Treasure Museum
This gilded pitcher was probably used to hold perfume and was made from silver that was overlaid with gold.
Much of the gold was removed from years at sea as the silver underneath corroded.
Delicate K'ang Hsi porcelain was loaded onto the 1715 Fleet galleons
after a voyage halfway around the world from China
aboard the Manilla Galleons in the Pacific Ocean.
Mule trains from Acapulco to Vera Cruz would connect the trade routes
and transport goods from the Pacific Fleet into the Atlantic Fleet.
This large "charger" was a pewter plate used to serve food aboard ship.
2. Mel Fisher Treasure Museum, Sebastian, Florida
Mel Fisher, treasure hunter
Two silver gilt plates depicting scenes from mythology
Assortment of buckles
Melbourne 2016 index
Last updated March 25, 2016