Submerged archeologists in Mexico have uncovered subtleties of the remaining parts of a cruising transport they have situated off the bank of Quintana Roo state.

They accept the boat sank over 200 years back in the wake of hitting a reef.

While the greater part of the wood has spoiled away, the boat’s gun and grapple are very much saved.

The disaster area has been named after Manuel Polanco, the angler who initially spotted it and detailed it to Mexico’s National Archeological Institute.

‘Bad dream Reef’

The disaster area was found in the waters of the Banco Chinchorro atoll reef, about 35km from Majahual on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, and is thought to go back to the late eighteenth or mid nineteenth Century.

The archeologists imagine that it sank in the wake of hitting the Chinchorro Bank, which was conversationally known as “Bad dream reef” or “Rest ransacking reef” as a result of the perils it presented to sailors.

Mexico has pronounced the zone a submerged social legacy site on account of the numerous disaster areas which can be found there, including two Spanish ships.

The Manuel Polanco is the seventieth wreck to be found in the region.


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The grapple was found in shallow waters at Banco Chinchorro


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Submerged archeologists said the flows where the gun was found were solid

Mexico’s National Archeological Institute (INAH) was made aware of the remaining parts of the cruising transport – a grapple, a 2.5m-long (8ft) gun and pig iron ingots accepted to have been utilized for stabilizer – by angler Manuel Polanco.

Mr Polanco, who is currently resigned and in his 80s, effectively made some surprising disclosures during the 1960s and 70s.

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Among his most popular finds are the disaster area of a boat named “40 cañones” (40 guns) and “The Angel”, a cruising transport which shipped logwood – a characteristic wellspring of purple color – from Mexico to Europe.


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