Assateague Island Claims Legendary Spanish Galleon
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September 4, 1750. Twelve miles off Assateague Island, Virginia The Spanish warship, La Galga, was the only ship of the 1750 Spanish fleet still sailing. During the night of August 29, El Salvador and Nuestra Señora de Soledad were dashed … Continue reading

Historic Spanish Fleet Sets Sail
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The fleet captains had been ready for days but there were last minute changes aboard the escorting warship, La Galga. La Galga had been in port since the previous year undergoing repairs. In fact, the aging ship of fifty-six cannons, … Continue reading

The Mysterious Horses of Assateague Island
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The wild horses that roam Assateague Island became internationally famous after Marguerite Henry published Misty of Chincoteague in 1947. It all began when she received a letter about the horses on Assateague and the legend that they swam ashore from … Continue reading