El Cazador Model Ship
On January 11, 1784 El Cazador sailed from Vera Cruz, Mexico for New Orleans
carrying 450,000 pesos of silver Reales. The vessel and its crew disappeared
into the winter sea, sinking without a trace. The Spanish needed this shipment
to stabilized the weak monetary system in colonial North America. As a result,
Spain lost Louisiana to Frances Napoleon, who sold it to the United States.
On August 2, 1993, the shipwreck of El Cazador was accidentally discovered by
Capt. Jerry Murphy of the fishing vessel "Mistake".
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Cazador Tall Ship was a very large target for Pirate