Underwater Yearbook 1962

#C-7485
Strykowski, Joseph G. -editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, Teddy Tucker, 1715 Fleet
Comments: Anthology; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 72
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Underwater Society of America, Chicago (1963), in hardback (no dust jacket was issued).
Description: This anthology includes a diverse collection of underwater topics. One chapter is written by Robert Nesmith and entitled, “Galleon Gold and Pirate Treasure”. It describes the successful treasure salvages by Art McKee in the Florida Keys and Teddy Tucker in Bermuda.

Our World Underwater

#C-7420
Stephens, William M.

Library of Congress: 62-18424
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, 1733 Fleet, Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 254
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Lantern Press Publishers, New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells of the history and development of diving, and the exploits of some of the great divers of the 1950-60 era. One chapter is on sunken treasure and includes the story of Art McKee and the 1733 Fleet, Teddy Tucker and his treasure recoveries in Bermuda, and the story of the salvage of bullion from the “Niagara” wreck in New Zealand.

The Sponge Pirates and Other Florida Stories

#C-7390
Stark, Jack

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; possibly historical fiction; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Hopkins Publications, Miami (1956), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first edition has 78 pages and light green boards. A limited second edition was also published in 1956 and sold at Art McKee’s Sunken Treasure Fortress in the Florida Keys. This edition contains two pages titled, “Treasure Diver”, and a full page photo of Art Mckee before the title page. There are 86 pages in the limited second edition, some of which have dark green boards and some have blue boards. The dust jacket is also different from the first edition with a lot more text at the bottom front. A paperback edition was published by Hurricane House (1962). Another hardback edition was published by E.A. Seemann Publishing, Miami (1972), with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book includes a story about Art McKee, one of the early hard-hat treasure divers operating from Plantation Key, Florida, in the 1950s and 60s, and two children who dive with him on a sunken galleon. The story may be historical fiction.

Trade Patterns of Eighteenth Century Frontier New Spain – The 1733 Flota and St. Augustine

#C-7126
Skowronek, Russell K.

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Artifacts, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Spiral bound xeroxed book; includes a bibliography; illustrated; part of the Volumes in Historical Archaeology series
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 229
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Columbia, South Carolina (1984), as a spiral bound book with xeroxed pages (I suspect the original was a PhD dissertation).
Description:
This book describes and illustrates (with drawings) many of the artifacts found on the 1733 Fleet, including kitchen utensils, silver plates and trays, spikes, fasteners, hinges, standing rigging, padlocks, lead pumps, swords, gun parts, small arms, munitions, buttons, buckles, jewelry, religious medals, beads, tools, candlesticks, weights, and personal artifacts.  It is an excellent reference on shipwreck artifacts of this era.

Treasure Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

#C-6980
Sebring, Thomas H.

ISBN/ISSN: 0961773502
Library of Congress: 86-072052
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Atocha, Maravillas, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, De Liefde, Akerendam, Vigo Bay Galleons, Association, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Whydah, Le Chameau, De Braak, Athenienne, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Meeresteijn
Comments: Includes a bibliography and worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cooke Publishing Company, Devon, Pennsylvania (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has it all…chapters on the Spanish treasure fleets; Dutch, English and French treasure wrecks; captured treasure from ships; pirate wrecks; treasure coins; and treasure hunters. Shipwrecks include the “Concepcion”, the “Atocha”, the “Maravillas”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the “Batavia”, the “Vergulde Draeck” (Gilt Dragon), the “De Liefde”, the “Akerendam”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “HMS Association”, the Lucayan Beach wreck (“Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”), the “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “Athenienne”, the “Slot ter Hooge”, the “Hollandia”, and the “Meeresteijn”. The book even includes a worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks. It is a factual reference.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Histories & Mysteries – The Shipwrecks of Key Largo

#C-6960
Scott, Thomas A.

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332330
Library of Congress: 93-070518
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, Art McKee
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 8.25″
Pages: 124
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (1994), in paperback. The book was reprinted in 1999.
Description: While most of this book relates to modern wrecks for scuba divers, it includes a chapter about the 1733 Fleet and Art McKee’s salvage efforts.

Treasure Ships and Salvageable Wrecks on the Florida Keys

#C-6824
Sapp, Arthur M.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 24
Editions: The first edition was published by the author (who worked on salvaging some of the 1733 Fleet wrecks) sometime between 1967 and 1972 in extremely limited quantities (light blue cover).
Description: This pamphlet briefly describes 13 ancient shipwrecks in the upper and middle Florida Keys, and their potential for salvage.

Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 6 – The 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet

#C-6526
Richards, Ernie “SeaScribe”

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.

Divers Digest of Florida Shipwreck Sites

#C-6466
Ralls, Mark Allen

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Atocha
Comments: Includes a fold-out wreck site map and bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 8.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Aurora Publishing Company (1979), in paperback.
Description: This book provides a brief sketch on 281 shipwrecks in Florida/Caribbean waters that sank between 1525 and 1856. It includes the 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet and 1622 Fleet (Atocha). It also describes the Florida state laws governing sunken wreck sites (as of 1979).

Divers Digest of Florida Shipwreck Sites

#C-6466
Ralls, Mark Allen

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Atocha
Comments: Includes a fold-out wreck site map and bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 8.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Aurora Publishing Company (1979), in paperback.
Description: This book provides a brief sketch on 281 shipwrecks in Florida/Caribbean waters that sank between 1525 and 1856. It includes the 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet and 1622 Fleet (Atocha). It also describes the Florida state laws governing sunken wreck sites (as of 1979).