Atocha wreck

The Atocha

On September 4, 1622 the Tierra Firme flota of twenty-eight ships left Havana bound for Spain with one of the richest new world cargoes ever assembled; silver from Peru and Mexico, gold and emeralds from Colombia and pearls from Venezuela.

Portrait of S.S. Republic treasure ship at sea

Lost Gold: The S.S. Republic

Estimated Value: $75,000,000 – $180,000,000 (75 – 180 Million Dollars) Shipwreck When the sidewheel steamer SS Republic left New York