X marks the spot! The quest of uncovering historic shipwrecks that were lost at sea and recovering their treasures seemed like an exciting movie script until a sixteenth-century shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2016. That finding later caught the attention of the Republic of France (France) when Global Marine Exploration, Inc. (GME) attempted to salvage the shipwreck France believed to be its sovereign property. That ship was the flagship of the 1565 Royal Navy of France Fleet, la Trinité.
"The Eleventh Circuit is the Captain Now: The Discovery of a Lost Sixteenth-Century French Royal Navy Shipwreck Sails France into Litigation,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 74:
3, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol74/iss3/14