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Santa Maria de Yciar (1554)

Filipe Castro


Country: USA, Texas

Place: Padre Island

Coordinates (approximate): Lat. ; Long.

Type: Merchant Ship

Identified: No

Dated: 1554


Lost in 1554 in the coast of Padre Island.  This ship hasn’t received much attention from the state of Texas. It is possible that it was impacted by the dredging of the Mansfield Cut, through Padre Island.

Two anchors may be associated with this wreck as well as a few artifacts.


Arnold III, J. Barto & Weddle, Robert. The Nautical Archaeology of Padre Island. The Spanish Shipwreks of 1554, Academic Press, NY 1978.