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Shipwreck Discovery in the Gulf of Mexico (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-08-01

Duration: 00:05:28

Subjects: Shipwrecks | Gold | Gulf Of Mexico | Archaeology


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Perry, Steve Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Smith, Steve Interviewee
  • Gagliano, Wayne Speaker


This segment from the August 1, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on a shrimper’s discovery of a shipwreck site in the Gulf of Mexico of a 17th century Spanish ship carrying at least forty pounds of gold. This report includes details on the deal giving 25% of the ship’s value to the State of Louisiana and plans for future excavation efforts. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome