Jones, Capt. Syd
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Santa Margarita, Mel Fisher
Size: 6” x 9”
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2011), in paperback.
Description: This book is written by one of the very few people who worked for the Treasure Salvors organization (Mel Fisher’s company) and was in the ‘trenches’, day after day. Syd Jones started out as a diver, worked his way up to captain of several Fisher salvage vessels, and ultimately became the operations manager of the company in his later years. This book describes the relentless race to salvage the ‘mother lode’ of the “Nuestra Senora de Atocha”, the richest treasure wreck in the western hemisphere ever found. The book contains many previously unpublished photos and eight maps.