McLarty Treasure Museum
13180 North A1A|
Vero Beach, Florida ,
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The McLarty Treasure Museum is located at 13180 North A1A on Orchid Island, north of Windsor and Vero Beach, Florida, on the barrier island at the north end of Indian River County. The museum occupies part of the former site of the Survivors' and Salvagers' Camp - 1715 Fleet, and is part of Sebastian Inlet State Park. It houses exhibits on the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, and it features artifacts, displays, and an observation deck that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. An A&E Network production, The Queen's Jewels and the 1715 Fleet, is shown, telling of the fleet's attempt to return to Spain when a hurricane struck off the Florida coast 300 years ago.
- The framed photo of the museum on display at the official opening, and currently on display in the museum, bears the official opening date of March 27, 1971.
- Florida State Parks. "Sebastian Inlet Museum", Florida State Parks website. Retrieved on May 6, 2015
- Atocha Treasure Company. "McLarty Treasure Museum", Atocha Treasure Company website. Retrieved on April 1, 2015
Delicate K'ang Hsi porcelain was loaded onto the 1715 Fleet galleons after a voyage halfway around the world from China aboard the Manilla Galleons in the Pacific Ocean. Mule trains from Acapulco to Vera Cruz would connect the trade routes and transport goods from the Pacific Fleet into the Atlantic Fleet.
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- "Additional Information for Sebastian Inlet State Park". Some information on the McLarty Treasure Museum.