It's still a mystery if he actually did. The basin, at more than 270 feet below sea level, would serve as a ready receptacle for flood waters. One of the leading experts on the desert ship is John Grasson, a self-declared ‘explorer of legends and lore’. The guards are in fact waiting to hand over all the gold and copper to some one like you so that they dont have to guard anything and they can go home. Local librarian and nature enthusiast Myrtle Botts was out hiking in the Anza-Borrego desert with her husband. The Lost Ship of the Desert is the subject of legends about various historical maritime vessels having supposedly become stranded and subsequently lost in the deserts of the American Southwest, most commonly in California's Colorado Desert. Aside from that, had you bothered to do any research, you would have found that the Skeleton Coast has been extending further and further into the ocean as the desert sands are continuously blown and deposited. The remains of a Portuguese ship that disappeared on its way to India laden with gold and other treasure about 500 years ago have been found in Namibia’s desert coastline. By keeping its location secretive, most of the find remains out of the public eye. Fed by Indians, I at last reached San Luis Rey Mission. The remains of a Portuguese ship that disappeared on its way to India laden with gold and other treasure about 500 years ago have been found in Namibia’s desert coastline. The Lost Ship of the Desert series is exclusively for subscribers on desertsun.com and other USA TODAY Network sites. While shipwrecks are often found … While in the camp of Don Firmin Sanhudo, a Spanish explorer, Manquerna whispered the story to Juan Colorado, who finally revealed the secret on his 104th birthday. Subscribe today. The wreckage of a 500-year-old Portuguese ship filled with gold coins has been unearthed by miners in a Namibian desert. forgot to mention, there are motels near the ship site and all along the road so that you wont feel the strain of travel. That scenario rests on an unlikely coincidence of events, but the topography of the area, the potential for monumental flooding, the early explorations by Spanish vessels and a tragedy in the 20th century have all given some currency to the possibility of a shipwreck in the desert. The sudden decline in population allowed reforestation and has been directly linked to lower CO2 levels in the Antarctic ice pack. Wikipedia: The Lost Ship of the Desert is the subject of legends about ancient ships found in California's Colorado Desert. One explanation holds that an exceptionally large tide from the Gulf of California may have collided with an exceptionally heavy runoff from the Colorado River at the delta, producing a flood which broke through the land barrier to the Salton Sea. Nope. Eh? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); DesertUSA Newsletter -- We send articles on hiking, camping and places to explore, as well as animals, wildflower reports, plant information and much more. What they fall to understand is some of these deserts hundreds of years ago were rivers. Highly unacceptable. Oh! A ship loaded with gold just sitting there in the middle of the desert waiting to be found. The miner was trapped 14 days below ground by an explosion. He is prepared with a good wagon, pack saddles, and planks to cross the sandy ground. (Tidal bores no longer occur in the delta area because the river’s water is totally depleted by agricultural and municipal usage before it reaches the Gulf.). Sighting by Myrtle Botts In 1933, a local woman named Myrtle Botts was traveling with her husband at the Anza-Borrego State Park, in the Colorado Desert of inland southern California. Apparently, Clusker did indeed set out again for what he described as an ornately carved Spanish galleon, complete with crosses and broken masts, mostly buried in the sand several miles from the nearest water, but no one ever heard from Charley Clusker again. Charley returns to the desert today, to reap the fruition of his labors. The lost Spanish Galleon stories began after the Colorado River flood of 1862. What is the scientific name of the climate model that correctly models the earth’s climate? And how about this? Ship believed to be lost in Bermuda Triangle in 1920s found off Florida coast The ship was called the Cotopaxi. Simandou in Guinea is home to the world's richest untapped deposits of iron ore. Gold stocks’ young upleg remains intact despite January’s sharp selloff. Questions were rife about how it got there, and so curious explorers started to search for the ship, and its precious load. Haha, ja you know the ship in the middle of the spergebied, which is diamond area, you wouldn’t even be able to get a 100km from it before they pick you up… If i were you, id forget about the gold and sniff out some diamonds if i had to go in there. Europe makes strides to reduce dependency on Chinese battery supply chain, but downstream won’t be so easy, Fitch says. Fast-forward eight years and the team led by Noli is now able to say that the thousands of mint condition, pure gold coins from Spain and Portugal found on the site, indicate the ship found was the one that disappeared in 1533. The geographic expanse of the lost ship’s location is the largest extent of all but one lost treasure story in Southern California -- the Legend of Pegleg’s Gold. How much is all that gold worth? Dreamstime illustration | ID 154635879 © Rolffimages Eh?”. The Cuban authorities spotted the ship for the first time on May 16, near a restricted military zone, west of Havana. What’s the name? View our forum page on the lost ship in the desert to see what other readers have to say. Such is the story researched by Harold O. For this particular ship, the most concrete verification of those rumors came in 1933. Workers at Namdeb Diamond Corporation, a joint operation between DeBeers and the government of Namibia, were the ones to find the vessel in 2008, known as Bom Jesus (“Good Jesus”), Gainesville News reports. Oh! Lost Ships of the Desert We are a heavy rock power trio from the high desert plateau. The ship was long forgotten about until the 1800s when stories started to crop up around southern California about a ghost-like ship half-buried in the desert. Who keeps the bounty? No problem at all. Diamond miners recently discovered a ship that went down 500 years ago after draining a man-made lagoon on Namibia’s coast. The locals are kind enough to take you there. It reads, "One of the last photos of Larry Justus, who reportedly found the Lost Ship of the Desert." The plague wiped out a third of the population, and many more in Asia. Of all the legends about lost and found, and lost again treasures in the Southwest, there is none more mystifying than the enduring tale of a large sailing vessel which lies, full of riches, somewhere in the restless sands of California’s Salton Sea basin, toward the northern end of the Sonoran Desert. Amid the wreckage the team also found about 44,000 pounds of copper ingots, which archaeologists believe allowed the ship remain relatively intact all these years. Tel 760.898.8298. robertmarcos2@gmail.com . The cresting waters could have carried a ship over the natural dam and down into the Salton Sea basin. Gosh, the climate must have changed since the 1500’s eh? The wreck of the Eduard Bohlen is over a quarter mile from the sea, and it wrecked in 1909. Of all the legends about lost and found, and lost again treasures in the Southwest, there is none more mystifying than the enduring tale of a large sailing vessel which lies, full of riches, somewhere in the restless sands of California’s Salton Sea basin, toward the northern end of the Sonoran Desert. Can you tell me the scientific name of the climate model that 97% of “climate scientists” allegedly agree on? About 2,000 gold coins were found. There isn’t one, is there? The members of LSD are veteran rockers and have been creating music in many different incarnations, in many different realities, over geologic spans of time. The Lost Ship in the Desert – DesertUSA Of all the legends about lost and found, and lost again treasures in the Southwest, there is none more mystifying than the enduring tale of a large sailing vessel which lies, full of riches, somewhere in the restless sands of California’s Salton Sea basin, toward the southern end of the Mojave Desert. Hey Mr Super Genius. The remains of a Portuguese ship that disappeared on its way to India laden with gold and other treasure about 500 years ago have been found in Namibia’s desert coastline. Implausible as it sounds, the wreck of an ocean-going ship 100 miles or more inland from either the Pacific or the Gulf of California, the story has persisted for centuries in reports from Indian peoples, Spanish explorers, prospectors, migrants and treasure hunters. ), The Desert Environment There is indeed three separate events. | Dreamstime.com. The Lost Ship of the Desert series is exclusively for subscribers on desertsun.com and other USA TODAY Network sites. And the copper? Sighting by Myrtle Botts In 1933, a local woman named Myrtle Botts was traveling with her husband at the Anza-Borrego State Park, in the Colorado Desert of inland southern California. There was a so called “mini ice age” from the 16th to the 19th Century. THE GHOST SHIP OF THE DESERT. The Cuban authorities spotted the ship for the first time on May 16, near a restricted military zone, west of … Charley made the trip three or four weeks ago, but made the wrong chute [sic] and mired his wagon fifteen miles from Dos Palmas. Kristin Scharkey is the features editor at The Desert … Once you land there, you can ask any local for directions for a “lost ship with lots of gold and copper”. Once the water receded the ship would have been well out in the open and easily found. Written and researched by Robert Marcos. The editor of Desert Magazine during the 1960's, one Choral Pepper (2002), in her book Desert Lore of Southern California (1994), Chapter 3: Anza-Borrego Desert in a section called "Legend of the Lost Viking Ship" writes about a reported find of a single shield-like artifact somewhere close to or in Deep Canyon, near Palm Springs. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36130346, “Basically what I am saying, is you are uneducated and parrot whatever Fox News tells you. In historic times, the Gulf of California’s incoming tides and the river’s outflow produced world-class "tidal bores," or walls of water moving up the stream bed. The ship has been found! ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Scientists have found the wreckage of a cargo steamship that became associated with the Bermuda Triangle when it disappeared in 1925 off the Atlantic Coast of Florida. In May of 1964 a man named Elmer Carver told a fantastic story of how he found the Lost Ship of the Desert. The mule driver was sent to find a … After that, the ship and its thirty-two man crew seemed to have just vanished. The Lost pearl ship of Captain Juan Iturbe. THE SPANISH SHIP WAS LOADED WITH PEARLS when it ran aground in the spring of 1615. Havana| The Cuban Coast Guard announced this morning, that they had intercepted an unmanned ship heading for the island, which is presumed to be the SS Cotopaxi, a tramp steamer which vanished in December 1925 and has since been connected to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.. Just for arguments sake LOL. How could a ship come to rest on desert sands so far from salt water? What I read was that because of the cold, people moved their animals closer, living very closely (in houses) for warmth. It was early March and the desert was alive with the vibrant colors of wildflower blooms. Or is it NBC? The Lost Ship of the Desert is the subject of legends about various historical maritime vessels having supposedly become stranded and subsequently lost in the deserts of the American Southwest, most commonly in California's Colorado Desert. Traveling by night because of the heat, I stumbled upon an ancient ship and in its hold were so many pearls as is beyond imagination. I do know there was a year in New England known as the Year Without Summer, 1816 … the ‘mini ice age’ had not left yet. This is the presentation I did at the Mousley Museum of Natural History in Yucaipa Ca. I’ll bet you get your science news from the NYT? Cecilia what do your contacts say about some possible locations? Since then I have spent my life searching for this ship." The North American Deserts Consequently the fleas carrying the plague came in contact with people who were weakened by lack of food (crops dying w/ unseasonal cold). Of all the legends about lost and found and lost again treasures in the Southwest, there is none more mystifying than the enduring tale of a large sailing vessel which lies, full of riches, somewhere in the restless sands of California’s Salton Sea basin, toward the southern end of the Mojave Desert. The story of Charley Clusker's search for the Lost Ship of the Desert. They had a hard time of it, but they have succeeded in their effort. In 1933, librarian Myrtle Botts, like Clusker about 60 years earlier, found the galleon—once. The question remains: Is there a lost ship in the desert sands of Salton Sea? Explorers have found the long-lost wreck of the SS Cotopaxi, which disappeared in 1925. A ship loaded with gold just sitting there in the middle of the desert waiting to be found. ", The Star printed another story a few weeks later, on December 1, saying that "Charley Clusker and party returned from the desert yesterday, just as we were going to press. Timber, muskets, cannonballs and swords are kept damp, as they have been since the sixteenth century. So reforestation will lead to lower CO2 levels? In a puzzling conclusion to the story, Fierro Blanco said, "I have known, as a boy, natives from every tribe on the [Baja California] Peninsula, and they taught me much of great value but never did one lie to me. Perhaps one day, when the right conditions of wind and shifting sands combine, an ornately carved hull and a mast of a Spanish galleon, filled with treasure, will emerge from its dusty tomb. Oddly, one of the theories behind what caused it was the sudden decline in world population from the plague. Since after the U.S. Civil War, stories have been told about buried ships hidden in the desert lands north of the Gulf of California. “The sudden decline in population allowed reforestation and has been directly linked to lower CO2 levels in the Antarctic ice pack. Stranded in the middle of the California lowlands, Iturbe deserted his ship—and his loot—and disappeared into the desert forever. Charley made the trip three or four weeks ago, but made the wrong chute [sic] and mired his wagon fifteen miles from Dos Palmas. The book also details the first sighing of the 50-ton treasure ship after a century. He was one of very few people to have actually seen Ships One ship (likely the content) Wrecking into the desert on the tidal bore 1589, one ship abandoned in the desert in 1751 And the first ship that sailed into the Salton Sea at least a century before … ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Scientists have found the wreckage of a cargo steamship that became associated with the Bermuda Triangle when it disappeared in 1925 off the Atlantic Coast of Florida. I want to Google it. The situation may soon change, as there are plans to build a museum featuring the shipwreck, though nothing has been confirmed yet. 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