Jesús Maria de la Limpia Concepción, 1654
Place: Shanduy, off Punta Carnero, 11 m deep.
Coordinates (Approximate): Lat. 2°36’S; Long. 80°51’W
Identified: Jesús Maria de la Limpia Concepción
Dated: Lost October 1654
History of the shipwreck
A galleon from the Pacific silver route, sailing from Callao, Lima, Peru, to Panama, sunk in 1654 off Shanduy, Ecuador, and was located in 1996 and salvaged by treasure hunters in 1997.
The artifact collection was divided between the salvage company, SubAmérica Discoveries, and the Ecuadorian government.
The treasure hunter’s coins are said to have been sold at auction in 1999.
Keel Length: Unknown
Length Overall: Unknown
Number of Masts: Unknown
Creamer, D., “El oro de ‘La Capitana’ vuelve a tierra,” El Pais, 22 March 1997.