Sinkings, Salvages, and Shipwrecks

Burgess, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 74-117356
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Niagara, William Phips, Concepcion, Port Royal, Robert Marx
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 188
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was simultaneously published by the American Heritage Press, New York City and Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Canada (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted by American Heritage in 1974 in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by, Inc. (Authors Guild edition), Lincoln, Nebraska (2000).
Description: This book is an overview of shipwreck recoveries, both treasure wrecks and archaeological wrecks. It includes the 1715 Fleet of Spanish galleons sunk near Vero Beach, Florida; the Civil War ironclad, “Monitor”; the “Niagara” which was sunk near New Zealand during World War II; and the “Concepcion” shipwreck, which William Phips partially salvaged. It also includes the story of Robert Marx’s work on the sunken city of Port Royal, Jamaica.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.