Isla El Muerto and the Treasures of the Consolacion

Seliger, William Gene

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Consolation
Comments: Includes a bibliography and a new list of South Sea shipwrecks by Robert F. Marx; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 173
Editions: The first edition (First Edition – May 2008 is stated) was published by NIRSA, S.A., Guayaquil, Ecuador (May 2008), in paperback.  A second edition (stated) was published in January, 2009, in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking of the “Santa Maria de la Consolacion” off Santa Clara Island in the gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador, when the ship was intentionally grounded and set on fire to avoid the pirates that were chasing it. It also tells of the discovery and salvage of the wreck (the author was one of the salvors).  Many of the artifacts, coins and bullion bars are pictured.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.