The Salvage of the Century

#C-8160
Wharton, Ric

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332799
Library of Congress: 99-63493
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Edinburgh, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.25″
Pages: 198
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (2000), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking and subsequent salvage of the British heavy cruiser, “HMS Edinburgh”, which sank in arctic waters in 1942 with 465 bars of Russian gold aboard. The author was one of the participants in the salvage operation. The book also includes a chapter about the “Concepcion” which sank in 1641 off the coast of Hispaniola and was partially salvaged by William Phips.

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.

Deep Deeper Deepest – Man’s Exploration of the Sea

#C-5160
Marx, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332667
Library of Congress: 98-071198
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Virtually the same book as “Into the Deep” (#C-5200) & “The History of Underwater Exploration” (#C-5180); includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 326
Editions: This book is really a second revised edition of “Into the Deep” (the first revised edition was entitled, “The History of Underwater Exploration”). “Deep Deeper Deepest” was published by Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (1998), in both hardback (pictorial binding – no dust jacket issued) and paperback. Initial printings were limited to 5000 hardbacks and 5000 paperbacks, per the publisher.
Description: While this book primarily tells the history of diving and submersibles, it includes chapters on underwater archaeology, sunken treasure and the technology used to find sunken treasure.

The Adventurous Aquanaut

#C-3890
Hauser, Hillary -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332144
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Winfield Scott, Port Royal
Comments: Anthology; includes a bibliography
Size: 6.25″ x 9″
Pages: 508
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, San Pedro, California (1990), in hardback with a dust jacket. In 1999, Best republished the book in hardback with a dust jacket (1999 noted).
Description: This anthology of sea stories includes: “In Action Once More” and “Colombia’s Guarded Strongbox” by Harry Rieseberg; an excerpt from “Port Royal Rediscovered” by Robert Marx; an excerpt from “30 Centuries Under the Sea” by Frederic Dumas; and a story by Dick Anderson entitled, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Winfield Scott Treasure”.