Those Lost Treasures

#C-8372
Wolf, Fred Sr.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Harry Rieseberg, Florencia, Port Royal, Spanish Armada, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn, Art Mckee, William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Hallandale, Florida (circa 1950), in paperback.
Description: This book includes about 30 sunken and buried treasure tales, as well as several pirate stories. The stories include Harry E. Rieseberg, noted treasure diver and author; the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; Williams Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; Art Mckee and his salvage of the 1733 Fleet in the Florida Keys; Port Royal, Jamaica; and describes the salvage of a silver bar in the Bahamas by Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn. The book ends with “Tom Christ and the Treasure Box”, a fictional story written by Howard Pyle.

The World Atlas of Treasure

#C-8330
Wilson, Derek

ISBN/ISSN: 0002168774
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Dodington, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Tom Gurr, Teddy Tucker, San Pedro, Kip Wagner, 1715 Fleet, Girona, Spanish Armada, Gran Griffon, Hollandia, Gilt Dragon, Batavia, General Grant, Lutine, Egypt, Association
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.75″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was published by Book Club Associates, London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Pan Books Ltd., London (1982).
Description: This book includes a very large section on sunken treasure, and a somewhat smaller section on underwater archaeology. The sunken treasure section includes an overview of almost all the world’s successfully salvaged treasure wrecks. The archaeology section is limited to ancient shipwreck finds in the Mediterranean Sea.

Galleon Hunt

#C-8110
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835927
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, La Genovesa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 9″
Pages: 268
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1992), in hardback (with a dust jacket) and paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the early days of treasure hunting in Florida (the 1940’s and 50’s) and is a biography of Art McKee, “the father of Florida treasure hunting”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

From Sky to Sea – A Story of Edwin A. Link

#C-7940
van Hoek, Susan and Marion Clayton Link

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332276
Library of Congress: 94-74733
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, 1733 Fleet, Art McKee, Santa Maria, Looe, Mendel Peterson, Edwin Link
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (1993), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is a biography of Edwin A. Link, inventor of the Link flight trainer and deep diving submersibles. The book includes a chapter about Link’s adventures with Art McKee and Mendel Peterson seeking shipwrecks in the Caribbean, including the 1733 Fleet, Columbus’s ship the “Santa Maria”, and the “HMS Looe”. Another chapter describes the Links adventures exploring Port Royal, Jamaica.

The Search for Treasure – Volume 2

#C-7630
Terry, Thomas P.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Art McKee, Atocha, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.5″
Pages: 250
Editions: The first edition (First Edition Printing – stated) was published by Specialty Publishing Company, LaCrosse, Wisconsin (1977) in paperback.
Description: This book is part of a 5 book series on US treasures by the author. It contains three chapters on sunken treasure: One chapter on the 1715 Fleet salvage by Kip Wagner, a chapter on the Real Eight Museum, and a chapter which includes Art McKee’s treasure museum on Plantation Key and the “Atocha” museum aboard a full-size galleon in Key West.

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.

Up From the Sea

#C-7450
Stirling, Nora

Library of Congress: 62-7073
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book is the story of underwater salvage. It includes chapters about Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn’s treasure salvage in the Bahamas, Teddy Tucker’s treasure operations in Bermuda, and Art McKee’s treasure finds in the Caribbean. It also has a chapter about the excavation and raising of the “Mary Rose” in England.

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.

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.