Library of Congress: 97-49812
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Central America
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Atlantic Monthly Press, New York City (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition (First Vintage Books Edition – stated) was published in 1999 by the Vintage Books, New York City. The first UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Little, Brown and Company, London (1998) in both hardback (with a dust jacket) and paperback. The first Canadian edition (First Canadian Edition -stated) was published by Random House, Toronto (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket. A large print edition was published by G.K. Hall & Co. (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This outstanding book tells the story of the sinking of the gold rush steamer, “SS Central America”, off the North Carolina coast in 1857…and the subsequent salvage of a fabulous gold treasure. Much of the book is about the development of the technology that made the salvage in more than a mile of depth a success. The author was one of the investors in the salvage operation. One of the “Top 75 Books”.