Archaeologists mount search for lost French fleet of 1565

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A team of archaeologists unveiled plans Thursday for an oceangoing expedition to find the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault, which sank 449 years ago in a history-changing hurricane off Florida’s Atlantic coast.

And they have a pretty good idea where to look.

Period French artifacts found in the early 1970s on a remote beach at Canaveral National Seashore provide proof that Ribault’s shipwrecked men were there — likely not too far from their ruined ships, which they scavenged for materials.




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