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Sometime in 1693-94, a Spanish galleon washed up on an Oregon beach. More than 300 years later, researchers are searching archives in Spain to learn more about it. Today, one archaeologist and his team feel sure that the ship was the Santo Cristo de Burgos. It went missing after leaving the Philippines for Acapulco. At the time, there were many Spanish colonies in the New World. Trade between Asia and America kept them supplied. The ship got the nickname “beeswax” because part of its cargo was a load of beeswax meant for church candles in Mexico.

Read more about the ship Santo Cristo de Burgos.

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