January 10, 2018 –
Distinguished Lecture Series presents: Peter Leo and the Jupiter wreck
In 1987 Leo, an ocean lifeguard on his morning swim, discovered the Spanish vessel San Miguel de Archangel, which had foundered off Jupiter Inlet in 1659. Leo uncovered anchors, cannons, silver and gold bullion, and thousands of Spanish coins. He will display photos and artifacts, and relate how ownership was dragged through State and Federal courts.
Where: Historic Courtroom, 3rd floor, 1916 County Court House, 300 N. Dixie Highway, downtown West Palm Beach. Free parking is available on lecture nights starting at 6:00 p.m., in the lot accessible from 4th Street that is across from the fire station.
Cost: Free for HSPBC members | $20 for non-members