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Any info on a Spanish trade ship sunk in mid 1800's on Red River 25-30 miles south of Alexandria, Louisiana?

My great, great, great grandfather and his brothers dove on a sunken Spanish trade ship back in 1870-1880 and brought up alot of dishes and a gold wedding band that my cousin has. Our great great grandmother gave her the band and a letter stating that her dad and bros.salvaged some things from it. I have a very ornate cup from that ship. Anyone possibly know of a spanish shipwreck in that area?

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My father has told me a story similar to this. He said that his father and uncles dove on a sunken Spanish ship in the Red River south of Alexandria. He said they brought up a gold chalice cup and some coins. Unfortunately, no one knows what happened to the items they brought up.

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