The ship is consistently described as an open boat with round metal shields on its sides in the badlands west of Mexicali, Mexico. Located just south of the border, in the Sonoran desert of Baja California near Mexicali. This would have been only fifteen years after the Content and crew escaped. The most popular story is that Captain Mifflin Kenedy (1818–1895), after visiting the Arctic Baffin Bay as a young man, gave the same name to the bay in Texas because of the remarkable contrast between the bays. A mule driver traveling with the de Anza expeditions through Alta California was said to have removed the pearls in 1774. Laguna Salada de Torrevieja or Laguna Rosa de Torrevieja is a salt lake located on the northwestern edge of the Costa Blanca region, near the small seaside town Torrevieja. Your email address will not be published. Hi T, I will send you an email later today.. Interesting find Marc, but I do not see the quarterdeck or bow spirt. The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. Otherwise if you’re caught, you surely would be swinging from the yardarm. Once I have something new I will post it. Minor services and a launching ramp are available at the facility. https://www.google.com/maps/place/32%C2%B019'57.7%22N+115%C2%B036'08.6%22W/@32.3475006,-115.5990322,61m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d32.332689!4d-115.602392 The hardest thing to do when researching old legends, is the long tedious time spent in libraries and historic societies looking for clues. While Vizcaino and Ascension were anchored in what is now San Diego Bay, they were greeted by a local Indians who told them of other people living inland, people like the Spaniards, who “sported beards and wore collars and  breeches, and other fine garments like ours.” As Father Ascension wrote in his diary, he also surmised that these people were most likely Dutch or English and that they had settled on the western coast of the Laguna Salada. … + reprints several other well-known Lost Ship accounts, (book, p. 48) by Robert G. Ferguson, 1957, original air date: July 15, 1959 Most people consider this petroglyph to be a rendering of what appears to be a European style ship, perhaps a galleon. It was responsible for the tiny village's first civic improvement. My wife and I purchased 37 acres fronting Laguna Salada (Baffin Bay-Riviera, Texas) about 14 years ago. There's a legend in the California desert: A long-lost treasure ship lays buried beneath the sand. This is an smaller mast usually at the front or bow of the ship. Weight: "Charley Clusker and the lost ship", Al Masters: "Amazing Treasure Ship of the California Desert", Benito Villa: "Treasure ship in the Desert", Choral Pepper: "Ships that Pass in the Desert Sands", Jack Peterson: "Was the Lost Ship of the Desert Found? + Adelaide Arnold: "Butcherknife Ike and the Lost Ship" "In the Valley of the Shadow" by Albert S. Evans The number of flooded pixels in Laguna Salada for the given data set are shown. So with this in mind, they likely headed due north. In the Los Angeles Daily News of August 1870, the ship was described as a half-buried hulk in a drying alkali marsh or saline lake, west of Dos Palmas, California, and 40 miles north of Yuma, Arizona. It is unknown what ultimately became of this expedition or if they ever found what they were looking for. Thank you for your comment David, it’s always good to hear from people who are interested in the Lost Ship…. Which brings to mind the  curious 1570 atlas/map of from Portuguese nautical cartographer Fernao Vaz Dourado,  which shows two waterways at the head of the Sea of Cortez. The Viking Ship, or the Serpent-Necked Canoe The Viking Stories started sometime around 1900 by the Mexicans and Indians who live in the Colorado River delta region near the Laguna Salada basin. In 1540 Spanish explorer Diaz was in the area, and by 1700 to 1750 the lake had infilled. There was a old mast and collar sticking out of the desert floor, so Morlin probed the ground to see if anything was below. And, striding through the town held, up On a map it becomes evident how a ship could sail up the Colorado and the Rio Hardy on a high tide and then accidentally veer into the Salada during a high water year. This figure was derived from AVHRR data. Possibly, near the northwestern end of Laguna Salada is a place called Pinto Canyon where a well known petroglyph was found. Be the first to receive all the latest, video’s, stories, information! along yon desert dead and brown,". There are those[who?] Etymology. Some say it's a Viking knarr, a merchant vessel, abandoned by … One incarnation said that a small ferry (a two-man sweep) was built away from the river in a place a hundred feet or so above sea level, where a source of wood was found, and that a team of six (or more) oxen perished hauling it through the sand near Los Algodones.[2]. The students were well prepared, with irrigation maps from 1910 and various published accounts from the 1800s, and they departed on their quest from Laguna Salada in Baja California. It has flooded and dried eight times between 1824 and 1905. 1, No. A high tidal bore carried him across a strait into Lake Cahuilla, a postulated contemporaneous saltwater basin periodically connected to the gulf which was already in the process of drying up permanently. Required fields are marked *. T Grabowski,uwcsi In Search of Uncle Sam (501c3 nonprofit History From a smattering of first-, second- and third-hand accounts, a variety of fictional (especially graphic and cinematic) variations of the Lost Ship stories have been created. Kristin Scharkey is … The history of the bay name is unclear. Guthrie: "Mystery of the Desert" Leading me to also believe it was smaller than I first believed. [1] Julian's Pioneer Museum, which inherited Myrtle Botts' papers, also inherited those directions. And there are wet years, even in the desert. The local tell stories of losing their pets at Laguna Salada. Possibly more modern? Somewhere in the great Salton Basin, or the Laguna Salada or the delta of the Colorado River, lie the bones of an ancient ship stranded, abandoned and forgotten unknown centuries ago – the Lost Ship of the Desert. It is thought that an abandoned ferry or steamboat that had broken away during a Colorado River flood and had been left dry in the vast sands of the river delta is the origin of the rumors. However I do want to commend you for finding it in the middle of Laguna Salada… Good eye!!! (see: 1977 July Lost Treasure magazine), "Dateline Los Angeles?" Many of the above references fit the Lost Mines and Urban Legends molds, where the story passes from ear to ear with all evidence disappearing along the way. We believe it is evidence of the last tidal bore event of 1911. Signal Mountain, left background, marks the Mexican border. The Viking ship, or the "Serpent-Necked Canoe" The Viking stories originated around 1900 from the Mexicans and Indians who live in the Colorado River delta region near the Laguna Salada basin. I agree, but I also think it would probably take a good month to cover the old seabed and the coastal areas… But I love the idea! The stories have given Palma Seca other names: Soda Springs, Indian Springs, and Bitter Springs, as the area was not well mapped in 1870. Nearly no iron and it’s wood is American. The first ship will have Arsonic bronze, high carbon iron, and likely no surviving wood. There is every reason to believe that such a ship does or could exist. In fact the Spaniards called the northern end of the Sea of Cortez, “The Northern Mystery,” because they weren’t exactly sure what was there and if any of it was navigable. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. +Bill Boyd: "Lost Ships of the Desert", (book, p. 461) by the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration of Northern California, 1967, (book) by Choral Pepper & Brad Williams, 1967, (book, p. 71) by Lake Erie Schaefer, 1968 Some oldtimers believed that the lost ship was only a mirage of Signal Mountain itself, caused by the distorting heat waves of the … When they boarded the Santa Ana they were surprised that a ship of this size did not have any cannons on-board, and the booty was the largest they have ever seen. For instance, he believed this legend about the "Lost Ship of Imperial Valley", buried in the desert sand, not far from El Centro, CA, USA. + Charles C. Niehaus: "Lost Ship of the Desert", (book, p. 139) by Phillip Bailey, 1940 All that will remain of these ships is the woods Hi there, It’s clearly the remains of a ship in the LAGUNA SALADA BAJA CA. The Lost Ship of the Desert series is exclusively for subscribers on desertsun.com and other USA TODAY Network sites. A short man-made channel connects the lake to the Mediterranean Sea where the salt is loaded on ships for transport. To date there is no known report of either a sighting, or capture of a English ship of this size, so where did they go? And many accounts have the ship stranded not in the Salton Sea, but in the Laguna Salada, which is many miles closer to the Gulf. I find it interesting that the below quote states that the ship had “not as yet come out of the road,” which to me means that the Content was not spotted as they rounded the edge of Baja. The Galleon, according to legend, is now under the waters of the modern Salton Sea. *Story of how the Conquistadors lost a ship in the desert near Laguna Salada south east of San Diego-1951-Dell Comics: Gene Autry Comics, Vol. On a map it becomes evident how a ship could sail up the Colorado and the Rio Hardy on a high tide and then accidentally veer into the Salada during a high water year. The amount of trading you would be able to do with all the local Indians could be mind boggling. by Harry Oliver: "The Spanish Galleon At The Bottom Of The Salton Sea", Paul Wilheilm: "Paul Wilheim's Desert Column – A Ghost of the Vikings" The area has a hard crust top, but once you step into it you can sink up to 3 or 4 feet, or deeper. They also wouldn’t have headed towards all of the Spanish controlled south or east, there really was only one direction to go, north. Hull encountered in the Mormon Party event was either the Content Or one of the19th century tidal bore vessels, two of which we have already located. Aerial searches using ground-penetrating radar might reveal ships' remains, but there has not yet been an agency that undertook this project and revealed its findings. It appears to be more like a row boat or small fishing boat. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. by Randall Henderson: "Lost Ships: Fact or Fiction" Man walking, Laguna Salada, Salar de Atacama, El Norte Grande, Chile Caucasian man walking in forest. Iturbe's alleged ship has been seen and lost several times, and there are several stories about it having been looted. A privately marked natural channel with reported depths of 6 feet in 1982, extends 4 miles farther up Laguna Note: Although most written items are a paragraph or more long, and sometimes lengthy articles, some are only a brief sentence or two in passing of what the author had heard and thought about a ship in the desert story. ", "Interesting Discovery" Most people consider this petroglyph to be a rendering of what appears to be a European style ship, perhaps a galleon. Not sure how we could date the metal that was used to make the collar, but how great would it be if it was found to be from a sixteenth century English ship!!! Mr. Jacobsen had also found gems which he sold in Los Angeles.[1]. longitude) to Laguna Salada it will be necessary to accommodate all sizes of operational bulk carriers and cargo ships to transit the canal safely. from available AVHRR data. But while pouring over huge volumes sometimes you find just a tidbit of info, or while talking to like minded people someone says “hey did you hear about this?” and then BAM it all comes together. Reprinted 1873 in Evans' book, "A la California, Sketches of Life in the Golden State. Reports by emigrants, prospectors, and other travelers of an ancient ship lying in the desert sands, subsequently buried and uncovered by the blowing, shifting sands have persisted for many years. [citation needed], According to The Last of Seris (Dane Coolidge, 1939), the indigenous people of Tiburón Island reportedly encountered whalers visiting from far away, possibly a reference to Norsemen visiting the west coast of Mexico prior to the Spanish.[1]. Not at this time Lain, but once your done, please send me a private message.. (see: 1950 "Desert Rat Scrap, Packet #3 of Pouch #3), aired Jan 24, 1941, #533: "The Lost Pearl Ship", Mickey Spillane: "The Ship in the Desert", (book, p. 164) by Walter Chalfant (aka Willie Arthur Chalfant), 1947, article, p. 4: "The Ship in the Desert," by Norman G. Wallace, "Pop goes the queen": Newspaper serial story written by Bob Wade and Bill Miller, Joe Smachson: "Vigilante, The Galleon in the Desert", ed. The last one killed many in Mexico and Colonel Albert S. Evans reported seeing such a ship in 1863. In 1907, when yet a teen-age boy, an Elmer Carver was working for this rancher named Jacobson. Cruise ships would provide additional tourism opportunities for towns along the Sea of Cortez. 52, June 1951 (U.S. comic book), "Casey Ruggles," May 23, 1853 – Jan. 2, 1954 (syndicated daily U.S. newspaper cartoon strip), "La Contessa" Art Car, Aug. 2002 – Dec. 2006 built by Simon Cheffins, Maduro and the Extra Action Marching Band, "Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator" 2004 (animated computer game adventure), This page was last edited on 29 December 2020, at 06:36. 39, May 1950 (U.S. comic book), Dell Comics: Gene Autry Comics, Vol. But at 37 miles long and 11 miles wide, it’s nearly the same size as the current Salton Sea. For instance, he believed this legend about the "Lost Ship of Imperial Valley", buried in the desert sand, not far from El Centro, CA, USA. The museum displays old photographs, gorgeous buildings and ships made from salt, and an old salt port model. He whispere'd wild, he stood a-tip, Your email address will not be published. In 1968, the Imperial Valley Press ran a story about Morlin Childers who claimed to have found evidence of a sunken vessel found buried beneath the surface of Laguna Salada. Around AD 1500, the lake was 26 times the present size of the Salton Sea. Ship Petroglyph courtesy of Robert Marcos. From the church., the Tribal accounts are making more sense than ever, I still believe You have to think about this for a second, if you stole a ship loaded with the wealth of Manila, you were a very rich man, a very rich man indeed. Richard O'Conner & Wells Root, writers: "The Desert Ship", "The Spanish Galleon Of Salton Sea", by Antonio de Fierro Blanco, original Air date Aug. 26, 1962 Could the Lost Ship legend really be about a ship in Mexico and not the US? It’s also interesting that Cavendish did not even turn around and try to look for the Content. Of all the mysteries of old California, perhaps the most elusive is that of the Lost Ship of the Desert. Kino’s Teacher knew that Alta California A mountaineer, storm-stained and brown The Content will have iron, and English wood. And said, "a ship lies yonder dead," The students were well prepared, with irrigation maps from 1910 and various published accounts from the 1800s, and they departed on their quest from Laguna Salada in Baja California. After exploring the lake for several days, Iturbe found himself unable to sail out again, whereupon he beached his craft and made his way back to the nearest Spanish settlement on foot, leaving behind a fortune in black pearls. The Mysterious Lost Ship of the Desert. And spikes. Expeditions were sent out in search of her, but the ship had apparently vanished into the sand and mud once again. He gave her and her husband directions to the location but an earthquake prevented the Botts from following the prospector's trail to the ship. For the USS Desert Ship at White Sands, see, The Viking ship, or the "Serpent-Necked Canoe", Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Searching for California's Lost Viking Treasure Ship", "Pearls, petroglyphs, and desert shipwrecks", "Skeptoid #209: The Lost Ship of the Desert", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lost_Ship_of_the_Desert&oldid=996932699, Articles needing additional references from September 2012, All articles needing additional references, All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from December 2016, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2007, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Dell Comics: 'Gene Autry Comics, Vol. The story goes that in 1615, Spanish explorer Juan de Iturbe embarked on a pearl-harvesting expedition, during which his crew sailed a shallow-drafted caravel up the Gulf of California. The voayage of the First ship is why the Water Spouts seen in the Mozambique Channel, Waterspouts in the Mozambique Channel, with a sailing ship in the foreground, after p. 20, p. 40, Salt, Henry (del. Foundation). In a previous article I did explain how the English pirate/privateer Thomas Cavendish and his fleet (he started with three ships, The Desire, Content and Hugh Gallant, but by this time he had lost the Hugh Gallant) captured the seven hundred ton Spanish galleon Santa Ana in 1587. True, however I think a different type of system used via an airplane would be better. I reported that hull to INHA in Mexico several years back, it is already a protected wreck and lies in an ecological preserve. Fisk: "Story of the Pearl Ship in the Desert" The were east of the Elmore ranch in a old river Wash in layers of dirt. An immediate explanation has been forwarded but that seems to be an attempt to quell wild speculations. The container was last seen off Taiwan coast in 2009. The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. (poem) by W. T. Grant & Pap Walker He gave it to his dad and in turn he gave it to a friend. So far we have a suspect in the crew of the Content, along with the Dourado map and now we have the diary of Father Ascension, who accompanied Sebastian Vizcaino on his 1602 expedition of the California coast. Lands adjacent to Laguna Salada in Baja California, and between the Gulf of California and the Salton Sea, regularly receive wind-blown sand from the desiccated delta of the much-diverted Colorado River, generating vast sand dune systems. The Indians even extended an offer to take Father Ascension to where they were living, a distance of less than 100 miles. ); Heath, C. Somewhere along his travels, which included the Yuha desert, again just northwest of the Laguna Salada area, he came upon a ship, in the middle of the desert. There is no evidence that Alercon crossed the bar in 1540 and then there is at least three vessels from the 1910 tidal bore event and possible others from two or more tidal bore events in the 19th century. That is one of the most persistent legends of the far Southwest. The Mysterious Lost Ship of the Laguna Salada Baja Ca. (see: 1953 Nov. "The Calico Print"), L. Burr Belden: "The Lost Spanish Galleon" What kind of captain would not even go back to check on the crew? I am completely bemused by the antics of the so called metal detection expert appearing on the Oak Island programme. Over the years, I have been intrigued by the Laguna Salada (AKA Laguna Macuata) area of Mexico. To me the collar is a extremely important piece, but where it is today is completely unknown. area, but looks in too good of a condition. And lean'd the while with lifted hand, (see: 1953 Nov. "The Calico Print"), (Worcester, Massachusetts journal) notes of annual meeting, "Dateline Los Angeles?" Or so. Salt is still excavated from Laguna Salada de Torrevieja. written in 1875, Olancha, California. : [pt.1] Henry, David, 1710-1792, 1570 atlas/map courtesy of Portuguese nautical cartographer Fernao Vaz Dourado. The one that is heading northeast would have clearly been the Colorado River, but what about the one headed northwest? Some reports state that Cavendish had loaded nearly five hundred tons of merchandise on his two ships and burned what was left of the ship and the remaining cargo. Torrevieja is 41 km away from Alicante to the north, 23 km from Elche to the northwest, and 53 km from Murcia in the southeast. If you do want to get a close look without the hassle, there is a copy of the rock in front of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. (see: 1953 Nov. "The Calico Print"), Warren Tufts: "The Pearl Galleon Episodes", Ed. …night growing near, we left the Content a stern of us, which was not as yet come out of the road: and here, thinking she would have overtaken us, we lost her company, and never saw her after. This leads me to believe that the However, this lake does have a clear advantage, it may have at one time or another directly connected to headwaters of the Sea of Cortez. (Grasson) T. Grabowski,uwcsi on The Mysterious Lost Ship of the Laguna Salada Baja Ca. I would be very interested in what you can find… Thx John, I have some information on Cavendish that you will find fascinating. Subscribe today. It was destroyed by an arsonist in Dec. 6 2006, Bob Difley: "The Lost Ship of the Mojave", Cecilia Rasmussen: "Were there Spanish Pearls Before Brine in Salton Sea? I’ve finally got access to the old records We cleared about 3/4 acres fronting the water and we designed a Cabin that typified our style of simplicity, quiet luxury, and privacy. Aerial searches using ground-penetrating radar might reveal ships' remains, but there has not yet been an agency that undertook this project and … Lands adjacent to Laguna Salada in Baja California, and between the Gulf of California and the Salton Sea, regularly receive wind-blown sand from the desiccated delta of the much-diverted Colorado River, generating vast sand dune systems. (see: 1953 Nov. "The Calico Print"), "Dateline Los Angeles?" sea was Called Naval Lac, it is also why I think your new name is Old Eagle Eye.. lol. Confident young man holding ... Dock worker walking beside cargo ship at Port of Felixstowe, England Caucasian hiker walking in snowy forest. Some even camped in the lee of the rotting timbers, unaware of the great treasure that may or may not have been buried just a few feet away. Others claim that it was a schooner that gold-seekers wishing to search the more inaccessible portions of the Colorado River had built in Los Angeles and hauled through the desert by a mule or oxen team until the animals perished, leaving the boat mired in soft sand. As a professional detectorist myself, personally I would cover the whole area with a grid pattern search rather than haphazardly wandering about like he does; he would find far more items if he was doing things properly. I live in the UK on the Isle of Wight. One story goes that blowing winds uncovered the ship on a ranch sometime before the turn of the twentieth century. (see: 1953 Nov. "The Calico Print"), (book) by Walter Nordhoff under the pen name Antonio De Fierro Blanco Our cabin now has internet access with Wi-Fi and Netflix. It’s a good possibility. (Grasson) Somewhere along his travels, which included the Yuha desert, again just northwest of the Laguna Salada area, he came upon a ship, in the middle of the desert. from farthest desert touched the town To the right and beyond it is the basin of Laguna Salada in Baja California. The Julian Pioneer Museum is not in possession of any records regarding the Viking ship mentioned in this story. He put two fingers to his lip, What also intrigued Morlin, is that the collar appeared to be very old and worked by hand, it was not made by a machine. (see: 1961 "Desert Rat Scrap Book, Packet 1 of Pouch 11"), Ed. After all, you just pilfered a seven hundred ton galleon full of silks, damasks, spices, cotton, ivory, jade and cigars, I’m sure Cavendish stored all the gold and silver aboard his ship. The Spanish ship was loaded with pearls when it ran aground in the spring of 1615. The Canal would allow for the introduction of commercial freight and cruise terminals in both US and Mexico (including Laguna Salada). One ship is the Content, but can now say The ground is so soft and wet, I’m not sure one could use GPR in a useful way. I would venture to guess that someone, somewhere in the Imperial Valley, may have seen it at one time, or even might know where it is today. It is unknown what ultimately became of this expedition or if they ever found what they were looking for. chapter: "Charles B. Genung – His Story of how he became a Hassayamper", J.A. In 1907, when yet a teen-age boy, an Elmer Carver was working for this rancher named Jacobson. Abandoned in the desert in 1751, this is starting to decipher, and match with all of The petroglyph locations, the early accounts of Mrs. Jacobsen claimed a wind storm had revealed the remains of a ship, which the Jacobsens had repurposed into a fence. Tales are told of men stumbling across the remains of a seagoing vessel stranded in the sand in the southeastern corner of the state. Juan Baptiste de Anza courtesy of friendsofcalarchives.org All this Manquerna told me fluently, as of a story often heard or oft repeated, and later I learned from Don Firmin Sanhudo that in 1615, Iturbe had made such a pearling trip and lost his vessel. Plus, if you look at the south side, there appears to be a bit of “feathering” in the image that could be oars if you put your imagination to it. Whether or not any such ships actually existed, the legends persist and remain entertaining to many. (Grasson) Either way, if one of the mutineers were able to take a look at this map, then they may have thought they have a way to escape. El Galeon - 16th Century Replica Spanish Sailing Ship In New York Harbor, Viking Hoard Found In Silverdale Lancashire, On Display At Lancaster City Museum, We respect your privacy and we won't share your information, The Mysterious Lost Ship of the Laguna Salada Baja Ca. (see: 1977 July "Lost Treasure" magazine), (book – chapter IX, p. 201) by Albert S. Evans, 1873. I’m writing a biography of Thomas Cavendish for my PhD and wonder if nay new evidence has come to light. chapter: "Lost Ship of the Desert", (book) by David O. Woodbury, 1941 Anyway, I hope you are successful in your quest. The ship is consistently described as an open boat with round metal shields on its sides in the badlands someplace westerly of Mexicali, Mexico. Sixteenth-century records from New Spain indicate that the De La Cadena family had a pearl-diving monopoly in Baja California. The Canal could also provide electricity for neighboring communities utilizing the tidal bore. 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