Lost Treasure of the Trinidad at the Library
July 25, 2013
Join local historian and author Richard Crawford for an exploration of the “Lost Treasure of the Trinidad” at Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m. Crawford will speak about the history of the Trinidad treasure, and the probability of a sunken ship’s gold off of our Coast, in the Foundation Room on the 2nd floor of the Civic Center Library at 330 North Coast Highway in Oceanside. Free parking is available--enter the garage from behind the Library on Civic Center Drive or from Ditmar Street.
In 1539, three Spanish ships left Mexico to explore the California Coast. One ship sank immediately, one ship returned to Mexico, and the third ship, the Trinidad, was never heard from again. In 1952, an Oceanside resident discovered European tools, Spanish gold coins and skeletal remains of twenty-two Europeans. Could it be the lost ship?
The “Lost Treasure of the Trinidad” program is presented as part of the Library’s “Oceanside Treasures” Adult Summer Reading Program. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information, please visit the Library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.
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