The Spanish steamship Valbanera sunk (26 Dec 1923)

The Spanish steamship Valbanera, sunk in 1919 on Half Moon Shoal west of Key West, is disappearing in the quicksands. 462 people died in the tragedy and remains are still in the ship. (26 Dec 1923) Newspapers: Miami Morning News or The Miami Herald Page: 1, Section: N/A

An article on the old (15 Dec 1940)

An article on the old wrecking industry in the Keys, mentions the John Croaker, schooner, 1876, Cape Florida; Florida, schooner; Valbanera, 1919, Half Moon Shoals. (15 Dec 1940) Newspapers: Miami Morning News or The Miami Herald Page: 12, Section: G

Divers identify a storm sunk (20 Sep 1919)

Divers identify a storm sunk steamer in 40 feet of water near Rebecca Shoals light as the Valbanera. There is no trace of the 300 passengers and 150 crewmen. (20 Sep 1919) Newspapers: Daily Miami Metropolis, The Miami Metropolis (daily), The Daily Metropolis or Miami Daily Metropolis Page: 1, Section: N/A

Ships

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