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Lost French fleet of 1565 remains a mystery after divers spend weeks looking
Smithsgold - 8/26/2014 12:58 PM
Category: General
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staugustine.com/news/2014-08-19/lost-french-fleet-156...florida#.U_zlCCsyhVA

Lost French fleet of 1565 remains a mystery after divers spend weeks looking off Florida coast

JUST OFF CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE — On a sunny, breezy Saturday, this is an inviting place — the sea placid, the coastline green and still wild.

But from a diving boat a half-mile offshore, Chuck Meide can easily picture the desperate straits of the men of Jean Ribault’s doomed French fleet, fighting for their lives on perhaps this very spot, 449 years ago.