Finding Armada Shipwreck in Ireland - Book, Video and Blog

A project in Memphis, TN by P J Ceren

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Documenting the discovery and exploration of a Spanish Armada ship lost for 426 years and the searchers with a book, video and blog.
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Funded: $1,812 of $28,000
Dates: Apr 7th -> May 17th (40 days)
Project By: P J Ceren
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Latest News

Today's Survey at Extremely Low Tide

May 17th - via:
Not much in the world slipperier than kelp over wet rocks  (Read More)

May 17, 2014

May 17th - via:
A few divers in the water today, May 17 checking some clues.  The search is going on and I continue writing the story - I will be blogging at and I may be reached at  (Read More)

Your Pledges Will Not Be Withdrawn From your Accounts If The Goal Is Not Met.

May 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The San Marcos Project Continues

May 16th - via:
I have been connected with this shipwreck in Ireland for 47 years and will continue. This blog will continue now at  (Read More)

Newspaper Story From Ireland

May 15th - via:
"...Gathering the best together for the project..."  (Read More)

Portuguese Armada Expert Added to the Team

May 13th - via:
Portuguese Naval Historian added to the Team  Augusto Alves Salgado brings his expertise as an accomplished Armada historian, wreck diver and Portuguese Naval Officer. He is a specialist on Armada period artillery and we are delighted to welcome... (Read More)

Divers in the Water for the Official Start

May 11th - via:
Into the water with Spanish TV recording Planning first dive no matter how bad the weather is today  (Read More)

Spanish TV Crew in Ireland

May 11th - via:
Spanish TV in Ireland Interviewing young artists  (Read More)

Paintings by the Children Near the Shipwreck

May 9th - via:
More imagination at work paintings for the competition sponsored by SuperValu in Miltown Malbay, Ireland  (Read More)

The Focus of the World on this Point in Space and Time

May 8th - via:
Closer views soon as the search begins in earnest this weekend.  (Read More)

Scouting for this weekend's big kick-off with 70 divers

May 5th - via:
70 divers will start the big search this weekend! Checking visibility off Mal Rock  (Read More)

News Story

April 30th - via:  (Read More)

Why Ships Wreck Here

April 27th - via:
Low Tide at Seafield - photo by Ann O'Connell  This was taken a few days ago and shows why this area has so many wrecks - the tides here are extreme and vast areas have reefs. The San Marcos in 1588 was driven to shore in one of the worst storms to... (Read More)

Today's Survey Team Just Before Freezing Themselves

April 25th - via:
Just Got This From Ireland 5 Minutes Ago  (Read More)

First Flippers in the Chilly Water At Last !

April 25th - via:
A quick dive in chilly water that was murky with only 6 feet of visibility. But the START of the exploration this season !!!! When the conditions improve starting next month things will be easier to see. Here is what John Treacy in Ireland had to... (Read More)

"the local"

April 24th - via:
The "local"  It's the closest pub for the dive team. It's where a different form of "decompression" will take place. Nightly. There's nothing like an Irish pub for fellowship and relaxation. "Craic" they call it. (Yes, pronounced "crack" but... (Read More)

Podcast with the team leaders on Limerick Radio

April 21st - via:
Here is a podcast from a radio broadcast, interviewing John T and another team member. Go to the link, and then scroll until you find a "14-4-14" podcast list, and this description. San Marcos Project Broadcast 14-04-14 John Treacy and Sean T.... (Read More)

What's this about "a stone?"

April 20th - via:
Since I talk about a stone as a reward, I guess i need to explain for those who have not read Waking Remembering yet. A stone like this is an important part of the plot - it is a talisman that has unusual properties. It is given to the young Irish... (Read More)

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