Finding the Fleet – including “Gold on the Florida Coast”

#C-8157
Westrick, Robert F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated; limited to 200 copies
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 193
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, New Iberia, Louisiana (2015), in paperback.
Description: This bookThis book, published on the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Fleet, is the story of the 1715 Fleet prior to 1965 when Kip Wagner rediscovered it.  The book includes a document written by Captain Steadman A. Parker, entitled “Gold on the Florida Coast – Let’s Get the Record Straight”.
Available from RobertWestrick@hotmail.com

Shipwreck Stories

#C-7953
Venter, Al J. and Friends

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4853-0040-3
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: South Africa shipwrecks; Dodington, Santo Antonio de Tanna, Reijgersdaal, Birkenhead, Joanna, Bredenhof
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.75” x 6”
Pages: 426
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Protea Books, Pretoria, South Africa (2014), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of 30 shipwrecks off the South Africa coast, modern and ancient, and their salvage.  It includes a chapter each about the “Dodington”, the “Santo Antonio de Tanna”, the “Reijgersdaal”, the “HMS Birkenhead”, the “Johanna”, and the “Bredenhof”.  Many artifacts are illustrated and diving instructions are described for some of the wrecks.
Available from www.amazon.com

Quest for the Queen’s Jewels

#C-5248
Marx, Robert F.

ISBN: 978-1511618618
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Many color illustrations.
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 150
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2015) in paperback.
Description: This book tells the history of the Spanish treasure fleets in the New World and the salvage of the 1715 Fleet, which sank in a hurricane off the central coast of Eastern Florida.  Half of the book is a brief description of 373 shipwrecks in Florida waters.  Many color illustrations.

Pirate Hunters – Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

#C-4487
Kurson, Robert

ISBN/ISSN: 9781400063369
Library of Congress: 2014020225
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Golden Fleece, Joseph Bannister
Comments: Illustrated
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Random House, New York City (2015), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This is the story of the successful search for the pirate ship of Joseph Bannister (the “Golden Fleece”) off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
Available from www.amazon.com

The Rainbow Chasers in the Great Florida Treasure Hunt

#C-3559
Gore, Tommy with T.L. Armstrong

ISBN/ISSN: 1424318238
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Cabin Wreck
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 277
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Signum Ops (2006), in paperback.
Description: This book recounts the author’s 30 year career as a Marine Field Agent for the State of Florida overseeing many treasure salvage operations, including the “glory days” of the 1960’s and 70’s.  The book includes the author’s experiences with Florida’s 3 biggest treasure recoveries: the “Atocha”, the Cabin Wreck (1715 Fleet), and the “San Jose” (1733 Fleet).  The author also tells of many lesser-known salvage operations.

The Rainbow Chasers Tricentennial Yearbook

#C-1173
Armstrong, T.L. and Tommy Gore

ISBN/ISSN: 9781505701463
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 241
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2015), in paperback. It was published in both a Limited Color Edition and a Black & White edition.
Description: This book is a review of the 1715 Fleet disaster with emphasis on the fleet’s salvage    over the last six decades. The book contains many first-hand recollections of people directly involved in the salvage of the ships, more than twenty maps, and over two hundred photos. An analysis of the coastal venue, the ships involved, the storm track, and previously unpublished narratives are also included.  The book is an expanded version of “The Rainbow Chases in the Great Florida Treasure Hunt”.
Available from www.amazon.com