Last weekend I met some friends in Townsend, GA which is about an hour south of me. We took their boat out to Sapelo Island to see a shipwreck that was washed ashore last spring.
According to the locals, in 1910 the Spanish sailing ship, San Sont, captained by Jose Esquerda and loaded with pine timber, sailed out of Jacksonville, Fla. for Valparaiso, Spain.
This ship was caught in a storm, maybe an unnamed minor hurricane, and
sank off of Cabretta Island, a part of Sapelo Island.
All hands were drowned and the bodies were buried where they washed up on or near Sapelo Island.
Captain Esquerda and two crew members drifted ashore at Cabretta
and were buried by locals near Miller Pump on Sapelo.
They say the captain was identified by his embroidered underwear!
So that's the story of the San Sont.
And this is MY FOOT on a shipwreck.