"Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes", a lost Spanish treasure ship is in Wikeleaks?

This new marine painting was  researched for several years. I have written an account of how “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes” came to be lost and the very considerable consequences including the recent controversial dives made on her probable wreck by Odyssey Marine Exploration , Inc.

"The loss of the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes", painting colours re worked 12.01.15
“The loss of the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes”, painting colours re worked 12.01.15

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Subject: HMS Atalante at Quiberon Bay

Marine paintings tend to have long and interesting lives.

From time to time and with increasing frequency I discover earlier Gordon Frickers paintings are  finding their ways deeper into our lives and culture hence the excellent sea story of John Hawkins, a tale reproduced here with the kind permission of  John Callcut.Atalante_at_Quiberon_Bay.jpg

Our story starts with an email which arrived on the 14th of December that is, this week, or was it some where back in 1780?

Dear Mr Frickers,

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Nine Lessons and Carols

Coming soon at Castelnau de Montmiral, a Service Traditional Anglais Noel a l’eglise  meaning a traditional Christmas service English style in a beautiful ancient French village church.

The date is set for Friday the 17th of December, time 19.00.CdM_Dec_10_IMG_0077_d.JPG

After, tradtional English Christmas fayre can be sampled with aperitifs in the Salle de Fetes.

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