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Shipwreck That May Have Inspired ‘The Goonies’ Discovered Off Oregon Coast

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Volunteer archaeologists spelunking along the Oregon coast found wood from a shipwreck that researchers think belonged to a Spanish galleon that capsized in the 17th century and may have also served as inspiration for the 1985 film The Goonies. What do you think?

“I remember watching when I was 10 and wondering what the historical antecedent was.”

Howard Fabrega, Flaw Inspector

“If I was trying to get people to give me money for some wood I found in the ocean, that’s exactly what I’d say, too.”

Ginny Stone, Systems Analyst

“If I haven’t seen the movie, will I still understand the shipwreck?”

Sahil Pellegrino, Conversationalist