Inspired the creation of “The Goonies”. Fragments of legendary 17th-century ship found in Oregon

Inspired the creation of the Stooges. Fragments of a legendary 17th-century ship found in Oregon

According to scientists, the discovered logs belong to the Spanish galleon Santo Cristo de Burgos.

Near Astoria, Oregon, a local fisherman found fragments of the legendary 17th-century shipwreck that inspired Steven Spielberg's The Goonies, according to Newsweek.

Astoria is home to Craig Andes, a local fisherman and beach lover. He found the ship's wood a few years ago by stumbling across chunks of wood sticking out of a sandy beach, but it's only now that scientists have begun to study and date them.

Inspired the creation of the Stooges. Fragments found in Oregon legendary ship of the 17th century

According to scientists, the found logs belong to the wrecked Spanish galleon Santo Cristo de Burgos. Many experts, including Scott Williams, chief investigator of the Astoria-based Maritime Archaeological Society, were initially skeptical of Andes' claims that the timbers were from the wreck. However, now he has changed his mind.

The reason for the initial skepticism was that the coast near Astoria is shallow and shipwrecks are not usually preserved in shallow water. However, the water in which the shipwreck logs were found, thanks to the Columbia River, which flows into the ocean nearby, is cold and not so salty, which contributes to less decomposition of the wood. What's more, laboratory analysis confirmed that the tropical cashew tree was of the same variety and age used to make Santo Cristo.

Inspired the creation of the Goonies. Fragments of a legendary 17th-century ship were found in Oregon

According to representatives of the Maritime Archaeological Society, the lower part of the galleon's hull is still somewhere in the sea, and in general, apart from logs, nothing was found. Now a team of scientists is actively studying them, because they can tell the whole truth about the ship.

Santo Cristo de Burgos was built in the Philippines in the 17th century and left Manila in 1693. The cause of the crash is unknown, but current theories suggest the ship encountered strong winds in the North Pacific followed by storms off the Oregon coast.

Inspired the Stooges. In Oregon found fragments of the legendary ship of the XVII century

It is assumed that the ship could not correct its course, colliding with coastal currents that pass north of the Oregon coast in winter due to the Aleutian depression – an area of ​​​​low atmospheric pressure over the northern part The Pacific Ocean.

But in Colombia, researchers stumbled upon the wreckage of two ancient ships and many treasures. But what caught the attention of scientists the most was the ship “San Jose”, which experts call the “holy grail” of Spanish colonial shipwrecks.

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