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Logbook of the Santiago
Object information



Juan Ponce de León
Spanish Castaway
King Ferdinand
The Spaniard


Juan Ponce de León
Fountain of Youth
Profane Ritual

Behind the scenes
First appearance

On Stranger Tides

Latest appearance

On Stranger Tides

This logbook was the ship's log for the Santiago, captained by Juan Ponce de León. The Spanish would gain possession of the logbook after an old castaway was brought to King Ferdinand's palace. With the help of the logbook, The Spaniard sailed to find the Fountain of Youth.


Early useEdit

At some point in the early 1500s, the logbook was used during the voyages of Juan Ponce de León's ship, the Santiago, including the discovery of the Fountain of Youth.[1] The logbook became one of the very few items that had the route to the Fountain written, as well as the ritual of the Fountain. A sailor who once sailed with Ponce de León later had the logbook he was lost at sea.

Spanish's discoveryEdit

In 1750, off the coast of Spain, the sailor was found with the logbook by fishermen. He was taken to King Ferdinand's royal palace in Cádiz. Upon arriving, Ferdinand took the book and read through it and, upon finding an archaic symbol, discovered that the myths surrounding the Fountain of Youth were true. Ferdinand gave the logbook to The Spaniard and sent him to find and destroy the Fountain.

It is unknown what became of the logbook after the quest for the Fountain of Youth.

Appearance and designEdit


King Ferdinand examines the logbook.

The logbook of the Santiago was a book bounded with a black leather strap. During the 15th century, the logbook was written to chronicle the voyages of conquistador Juan Ponce de León. Information of the legendary Fountain of Youth was written into the logbook, including its location and how the Fountain worked through the Profane Ritual.

Behind the scenesEdit

Log book

Ponce de Leon's log book.

  • The log book used in On Stranger Tides was handwritten by Heather Pollington.[2]
  • Part of the log, written in Spanish, could be seen at one point in the first scene of On Stranger Tides.[1] Most of the known written content roughly translates to:
April 9, 1513
Strong winds tomorrow. We found a current so strong that we were forced to
A portion of the log also says The rigging needs repairing. Everything else written in the logbook is unknown.



Notes and referencesEdit

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