Newly Published

NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOKS
(in publication order with most recent books first)
Last Updated:  2/25/2016

2016

#C-3152
Fismer, Carl and Sam Milner
Uncharted Waters – The Life and Times of Captain Fizz
ISBN/ISSN: 9780985131951
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, Concepcion
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8” x 10”
Pages: 237
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Sea Dunes Publishing (2015), in paperback.
Description: This autobiography tells the story of the author’s 40 years spent salvaging sunken treasure across the world.  The author is one of the more colorful salvors in the business, and as a result the book is not only informative, but very entertaining.  He’s had to fight pirates and bureaucrats for every bit of the $10 million he’s salvaged.  Among the many wreck sites he’s extracted treasure from are the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the 1622 Fleet and the Concepcion.
Available from www.treasureexpeditions.com/uncharted_waters_carl_fismer.htm

#C-3075
Ewen, Charles R. (editor) and Russell K. Skowronek (editor)
Pieces of Eight – More Archaeology of Piracy
ISBN/ISSN: 9780813061580
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Pirates, Captain Kidd, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Ranger, Fiery Dragon, Quedagh Merchant
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9”
Pages: 318
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2016), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: Expanding on the book, “X Marks the Spot, this book expores the newest findings in the maritime archaeology of piracy.  It examines the latest discoveries at Captain Henry Morgan’s encampments in Panama, and includes explorations of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge”, Bartholomew “Black Bart” Robert’s “Ranger”, Christopher Condent’s “Fiery Dragon” and Captain Kidd’s “Quedagh Merchant”  The book also includes a chapter on Ireland’s golden age of piracy, Hollywood’s influence on pirate archaeology, and 3 chapters on how pirate ships are identified.
Available from www.amazon.com

2015

#C-4695
Lavery, Brian
Mary Rose – Owners’ Workshop Manual
ISBN/ISSN: 9780857335111
Library of Congress: 2014957455
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose
Comments: Magnificient illustrations
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 156
Editions: The first edition (First Published stated) was published by Haynes Publishing, Somerset, England & Newbury Park, California (2015), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book gives insights into the construction, operation, excavation, recovery and restoration of the “Mary Rose”.  It includes many pictures of artifacts, especially armaments.
Available from www.amazon.com

#C-1575
Bowers, Q. David
Lost and Found – Coin Hoards and Treasures
ISBN/ISSN: 9780794842932
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Feversham, Le Chameau, Lexington, Arabia, Republic, Vineyard, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Winfield Scott, Yankee Blade, Central America, Brother Jonathan
Comments: Illustrated in color
Size: 8.5” x 11.25”
Pages: 468
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published under the title, “American Coin Treasures and Hoards,” by Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).  This book was updated and republished under the title, “Lost and Found – Coin Hoards and Treasures” in 2015 by Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, Georgia, also in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This large book about hidden and lost treasures deals mostly with land treasures.  However, it includes 3 chapters on sunken treasure.  Shipwreck treasures described include the “HMS Feversham”, “Le Chameau”, “Lexington”, “Arabia”, “Republic”, “Vineyard”, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, “SS Winfield Scott”, “SS Yankee Blade”, “SS Central America” and “SS Brother Jonathan”.
Available from www.amazon.com

#C-2916
Dwyer, Terry
Wreck Hunter 2 – The Adventure Continues
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-897462-42-3
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Sovereign,Auguste
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 186
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Glen MargaretPublishing, Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Canada (2015), in paperback
Description: This book tells the story of the author’s search and salvage of shipwrecks off the Nova Scotia coast.  It also includes chapters on the salvage of “L’Auguste de Bordeaux”, the techniques and technologies utilized in salvaging ships, the politics and laws restricting ongoing shipwreck salvage in Nova Scotia, a listing of some of the more noteworthy shipwrecks off the Eastern shore of Nova Scotia, and the attempted salvage of the 230,000 Mexican silver coins on the “Sovereign”.
Available from the author at (902) 401-9479

#8072
Watts, Jr., Gordon Payne
Shipwrecked – Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-927750-70-4
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Sea Venture, Warwick, New Old Spaniard, Stonewall Wreck, San Antonio, Tankard Wreck, Virginia Merchant, Eagle, Western Ledge Reef Wreck, Canton-Malpas Wreck, San Pedro, Manilla Wreck, Hunter Galley Wreck, Ceberus, Iron Knee Wreck, British Collier Wreck
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 13.25” x 10.25”
Pages: 276
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by National Museum of Bermuda Press, Bermuda (2014), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This oversize book encompasses the finding and excavation of the many shipwrecks which have met their doom on the reefs surrounding Bermuda. It includes the “Sea Venture”, “Warwick”, “New Old Spaniard Wreck”, “Stonewall Wreck”, “San Antonio”, “Tankard Wreck”, “Virginia Merchant”, “Eagle”, “Western Ledge Reef Wreck”, “Canton-Malpas Wreck”, “San Pedro”, “Manilla Wreck”, “Hunter Galley Wreck”, “Ceberus”, “Iron Knee Wreck”, and the “British Collier Wreck”.  Many artifacts are illustrated.
Available from the National Museum of Bermuda at www.nmb.bm/shop/

#C-5145
Marx, Robert F.
The Best of Sir Robert F. Marx – Volume One
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1517666835
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, 1715 Fleet, Flor do Mar
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 243
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2015), in paperback.
Description: This book is a collection of 18 magazine article reprints, all of which were authored by Robert Marx.  The articles span shipwrecks, underwater archaeology, and sunken treasure hunts, including Port Royal, the 1715 Fleet, and the Flor do Mar.
Available from www.amazon.com

#C-8157
Westrick, Robert F.
Finding the Fleet – including “Gold on the Florida Coast”
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

#C-4335
Joynes, Monty
For Love and Treasure
ISBN/ISSN: 9780692399316
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Mel Fisher
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 302
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Seaside Books, Key West, Florida (2015), in paperback.
Description:  This is the story of Mel Fisher’s son, Kim, and the salvage of the Atocha and Santa Margarita shipwrecks.  It includes a lot of little-known details, as well as the story of Kim’s second wife’s participation.  There are also chapters about Don Kincaid (photographer), Duncan Mathewson (Archaeological Director), Jim Sinclair (primary archaeologist) and some of the current investors.  The author relates the story in a very ingratiating manner.
Available from www.amazon.com

#C-7953
Venter, Al J. and Friends
Shipwreck Stories
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

#C-4487
Kurson, Robert
Pirate Hunters – Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
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

#C-5248
Marx, Robert F.
Quest for the Queen’s Jewels
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.
Available from www.amazon.com

#C-1173
Armstrong, T.L. and Tommy Gore
The Rainbow Chasers Tricentennial Yearbook
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

2014

#C-8155
Westrick, Robert F. and David S. Crooks
The 1715 Fleet Bibliography
Category: Bibliography
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Limited to 200 copies
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the authors, Clarendon Hills, Illinois (2014), in paperback.
Description: This exhaustive bibliography of 1715 Fleet publications includes books, magazine & newspaper articles, Plus Ultra newsletter articles, auction catalogs, unpublished reports & manuscripts, original archival material, as well as documentaries and museums.
Available from RobertWestrick@hotmail.com

#C-4486
Kuhne III, Cecil C.
Buried Treasure – Finders, Keepers, and the Law
ISBN/ISSN: 9781627221351
Library of Congress: 2013024146
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: SS Central America, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mercedes, San Jose
Comments: Legal cases
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the American Bar Association, Washington    DC (2013), in paperback.
Description: This book is a collection of summarized legal opinions.  It includes the suit by the    insurance companies vs. Columbus-America Discovery Group (“SS Central America”), the US    Government & Florida vs. Treasure Salvors, Inc. (“Atocha”), Spain vs. Odyssey Marine Exploration    (“Mercedes”), and in the Appedix of the book Sea Search Armada vs. Columbia (“San Jose”).  It also  includes a collection of land treasure/property lawsuits as well.
Available from www.amazon.com

#C-6396
Potter, John Stauffer
On the Track of HMS Monmouth’s Galleon…and Sunken Treasure
ISBN/ISSN:  9781499725896
Category:  Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay
Comments: Illustrated; includes a 1958 documentary entitled, “The Treasure Divers of Vigo Bay,” on    DVD
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 279
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts    (2014), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the the author’s efforts in the 1950s to find and salvage one    of the Vigo Bay Spanish galleons captured by the “HMS Monmouth” and then sunk after hitting a  submerged rock in 1702.
Available from skipper@vineyard.net or www.amazon.com

#C-8058
Ward, Carl
Shipwreck in the Florida Keys – 1733

Category:
Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Populo, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 219
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Miami, Florida (2014), in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s finding and salvage of the 1733 Fleet shipwreck, “Nuestra Senora del Populo”.  It’s written in chronological order and does an excellent job of conveying the frustrations, perseverance, and excitement of salvaging a Spanish ship.
Available from 2wards@bellsouth.net

#C-1194
Atherton, Dave
La Trinidad Valencera
Category: Archaeology
Keywords: La Trinidad Valencera, Spanish Armada
Comments: Include a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8” x 10.25”
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition was published by Great Sea, Derry, Ireland, in 2013, in hardback with    pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book relates the history, discovery and excavation of the Spanish Armada vessel,    “La Trinidad Valencera”, off the Irish coast by the City of Derry Sub Aqua Club.  Not only did the club discover the ship, but they also worked with archaeologists and government to excavate it and  preserve the artifacts in a museum.  Well illustrated with many pictures of artifacts.
Available from davedrone@hotmail.com

#C-6526
Richards, Ernie “SeaScribe”
Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 6 – The 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet
ISBN/ISSN: 9780974470566
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by EN RADA Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (2014), in paperback.
Description: This excellent pamphlet describes the gold and silver coinage recovered from the 1733 Fleet, including the heraldic devices, mints and assayers.  Many coins are pictured.  It also includes some background material on the 1733 Fleet and its salvage.
Available from seascribe@att.net