San Pedro (galleon)

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San Pedro (-1598), Spanish galleon reportedly sunk on a reef off Arrow Point, Santa Catalina Island.

In the News~

February 23, 1979 [SF Chronicle]: “Spanish salvage ship.A man who wants to salvage a 16th century Spanish galleon that sank off Catalina Island has moved one step closer to his goal, a state spokesman said yesterday. The State Lands Commission agreed to waive an environmental impact requirement for Jim Muche of the Fathom Eight Corp., who is seeking commission approval to salvage the vessel. Robert Hight, spokesman for the commission said it would probably be two months until the commission acted on Muche's entire proposal to salvage the vessel San Pedro, which is believed to have been sunk in 1598. "If the cargo manifests are correct, porcelain, maybe some of the wood cargo and maybe some residue of spices" will be found, said Muche. "There's not tons of gold bullion or anything of that nature." ”