A million dollar treasure!!

Reading Strategies - part 2

Key sentences

Schmitt and his family had been working the 1715 vessles under contract with 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC, a Florida company with exclusive rights to the wrecks, for several years.


Brisben and his company’s contractors have been working the wreck since 2010.

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Words

Coinside

Convoys

Vessels

Archaeologist

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Q&A

Q1: What did they find in the ship and what was is worth?

Q2: When did they find the ship wreck?
Q3: What is the story of the ship? When did it sink and why? Were was it going?
Q4: What is the state of Florida entitled to high percent of anything Brisben finds?
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A1: They found 52 gold coins, 40 feet of gold chain and 110 silver coins and buttons. All worth over a million dollars.

A2: June 17th.
A3: It was hit by a hurricane on July 30th and 31st in 1715. It was sailing past Florida on its way back to Spain.

A4: 20% of everything.