Two awesome things happened in one day a few weeks ago.
#1 - I met a REAL Sangster, like from Sangsters Rum Cream.
#2 - I saw and photographed actual bottles that were recovered from historical Port Royal – the part of it that’s under the sea. Like REAL buried (sunken) treasure!
Those two events are tied together and happened by chance. I met Mrs. Sangster (yes, for real) as a result of the job I came to Jamaica to do. She owns a villa and it just so happened that I was sent to her villa to photograph and write about it. After chatting for a while it came out that she is part of the Sangster family, of Sangsters Rum. As soon as I found out I felt honored to be sitting on her veranda and loved how down to earth she is.
During conversation she had asked if I would be interested in photographing these bottles of hers, and she told me where they came from. If you’ve read my blog at all you’d know I’m a huge Jamaican history buff and to see these bottles was so cool! I’ve watched a couple fabulous documentaries about Port Royal and it fascinates me so this was a real treat!
Below is a slideshow of the photos I took of these treasures. Mrs. Sangster is looking to let these treasures go to someone who can truly appreciate them more so if you know any history buffs who are interested, please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with her.
In case you’re interested in seeing where these treasures came from and authenticating them, check out this documentary about Port Royal. It’s amazing!