1986 Federal Court Opinion Regarding Salvage Rights at Coffins Patch Reef

 

#C-1020
No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 9
Editions: There is no publisher or copyright date noted on this pamphlet. It was originally inserted into paperback copies  of “Diving to a Flash of Gold” (see #C-5790), published by Florida Classics Library (1986).
Description: This short pamphlet is a legal opinion of a case involving MDM Salvage and Elizabeth Massey Investment Company over the rights to salvage wrecks near Coffins Patch in the Florida Keys.

Adventure and Adventurers

#C-1023
No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 7.25″
Pages: 288
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh (no date; circa 1910), in hardback with pictorial boards.
Description: This book includes many stories of adventure, including a chapter about William Phips and his successful salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”.

The Atocha Treasure – A Legend Continues…

#C-1025
No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 5
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Columbus Industries (1987) in paperback.
Description:
This promotional pamphlet was published in conjunction with the Butterfield & Butterfield “Atocha” auction held on September 26, 1987 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  It contains pictures of treasure coins, silver bars, artifacts and on-the-bottom salvage scenes, along with a description of each picture.

An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the Hon. East-India Company’s Ship Doddington…

#C-1026
No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Dodington
Comments: Includes a fold-out chart, glossary, and one illustration
Size: 5” x 8”
Pages: 74
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Jacob Jacob, Bookseller, London (1826) in paperback.  The book was republished at a later date as a section in “The Gleaner or Entertainment for the Fireside” by J. Watson.
Description: This book tells the story of the wreck of the “Dodington” in 1755 off the coast of South Africa and the adventures of those who survived the wreck. The information was extracted from the personal journal of an officer who survived the wreck of the “Dodington”…and annotated by an officer aboard the “HMS Stag” who visited the wrecksite in March 1814. 

El Cazador – The Wreck that Changed the World

#C-1027
No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: El Cazador
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 51
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the El Cazador Museum, Grand Bay, Alabama, (2003), in paperback (computer- produced and in a binder).
Description: This booklet tells the story of the sinking and salvage of the Spanish brig of war, El Cazador, which sank in the Gulf of Mexico, 80 miles south of New Orleans, in 1784.  It also describes the coins and artifacts recovered.

The Hanover

#C-1028
No author stated

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Hanover, Cannons
Comments: Spiral bound-computer produced pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5 x 11.75
Pages: 22
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was computer-produced by the Hanover Park Heritage Centre (circa 1997), and spiral bound.
Description: This pamphlet briefly describes the history of the “Hanover”, a packet ship that sank in 1763 during a storm off the coast of St. Agnes (Cornwall), with a cargo of gold and cannons.  It also recounts the details of the excavation and describes some of the cannons and artifacts recovered.

Hidden Treasure Tales from ‘Blackwood’

#C-1030
No author stated

ISBN/ISSN: 851580181
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Laurentic, Spanish Armada
Comments: Anthology
Size: 5″ x 7.5″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by William Blackwood, Edinburgh, Scotland (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is an anthology of 12 treasure stories from Blackwood’s Magazine, and includes sunken treasure stories about the “Florencia” and “Laurentic”.

 

The HMS Looe Story

#C-1031
No author stated

SBN/ISSN: 987-0955964503
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe
Comments: Booklet, includes a brief bibliography and a glossary ; illustrated
Size: 5.75” x 8.25”
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Looe Development Trust, Cornwall, UK (2008), in paperback.
Description: This well-researched booklet tells the story of six warships dating from 1696 to 1763, all named “HMS Looe” (and two similarly-named ships from World War II).  It was the 4th “HMS Looe” that foundered off the Florida Keys…in 1744 (contrary to the booklet written by Mendel Peterson).

A Narrative of the Loss of the Royal George at Spithead, August, 1782

#C-1033
No author stated

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Royal George
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 2.75″ x 4.5″
Pages: 109
Editions: The first edition was published by S. Horsey, Sen., Portsea, England (1840), in hardback. There were at least 6 subsequent editions. Some of the volumes were bound in wood salvaged from the wreck and were originally sold in wooden boxes, which were also made from the wreckage.
Description: This book relates eyewitness accounts of the sinking of the “HMS Royal George” in 1782 at Spithead, England. It also recounts various attempts to salvage the vessel in the 60 years following its demise, including Tracy’s attempt to raise the wreck in 1783 and Col. Pasley’s operations in removing the wreck during 1839-1840. The preface of the book is signed by J.S. (Julian Slight).

 

The Repertory of Patent Inventions

#C-1035
No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Thetis
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.25” x 8.25”
Pages: 64
Editions: The first edition (not sated) was published by the  London Journal of Sciences and Art (June, 1834), in paperback.
Description: This publication contains 2 abstracts (6 pages) from the Proceedings of the Royal Society regarding the salvage of the “HMS Thetis”, which sank off the coast of Southern Brazil in 1830.  The salvage was an engineering marvel of the time.