Sea Search

#C-7823
Treasure Seekers Magazine -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0974997102
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan, Winfield Scott, Central America
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Graphic Image Publications, Agoura Hills, California (2004), in paperback.
Description: This book is a collection of magazine articles about shipwrecks, sunken treasures, salvage and marine mysteries.  There are two chapters on sunken treasure:   ‘Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main’ and ‘The Big Boom in Treasure Salvage’.  The wrecks described include the “SS Brother Jonathan”, the “Winfield Scott”, and the “SS Central America”.

Dead Men Do Tell Tales – Stories from the Diary of Frank Fish

#C-6850
Schaefer, Lake Erie

Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Amador Publishing Company, Chino, California (1968), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet is primarily about land treasures. However, the last chapter list 57 treasure wrecks and provides a one sentence description of each.

Dead Men Do Tell Tales – Stories from the Diary of Frank Fish

#C-6850
Schaefer, Lake Erie

Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Amador Publishing Company, Chino, California (1968), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet is primarily about land treasures. However, the last chapter list 57 treasure wrecks and provides a one sentence description of each.

The Week-End Treasure Hunter

#C-6780
Ryan, A.H.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara, 1715 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Includes a short bibliography; maps; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 76
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by ATR Enterprises, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California (1968), in paperback. A second edition (stated) was published by ATR in 1971 in paperback with the addition of 11 pages.
Description: This pamphlet has one chapter on sunken treasure, most of which is about the “Niagara” bullion wreck in New Zealand and Mel Fisher’s salvage of the 1715 Fleet.

Underseas Log – From the Records of Eddie Bushnell, Deep-Sea Diver

#C-6033
O’Moran, M. (Pseud.)

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Yankee Blade
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 266
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, Idaho (1947), in hardback.  I’ve never seen a dust jacket for this book, but there may have been one.  A second printing (stated) was published later in 1947, also in hardback.
Description: This book describes the exploits of Eddie Bushnell, a hard hat salvage diver, including one chapter about his 3 month search for the Gold Rush steamer, “Yankee Blade”, off the coast of Monterey, California.  It states that the “Yankee Blade” sank in 1864 with $4 million in gold coin aboard (although the ship actually sank in 1854 and the amount aboard is disputed).

The Story of the U.S.S. Charleston

#C-5832
Morgan, Steven Edward

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Charleston
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 31
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the author, Van Nuys, California (1994), in paperback and is comb-bound.
Description:
This booklet (with Xeroxed pages) tells the story of the “U.S.S. Charleston”, America’s first all steam-powered warship, its sinking in 1898 in Manila Bay, and the salvage of the Spanish treasure the ship was carrying in the 1990s.  The author has written about half of the book, and Xeroxed newspaper articles to tell the other half of the story.

Mary Rose – Owners’ Workshop Manual

#C-4695
Lavery, Brian

ISBN/ISSN: 9780857335111
Library of Congress: 2014957455
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose
Comments: Magnificient illustrations
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 156
Editions: The first edition (First Published stated) was published by Haynes Publishing, Somerset, England & Newbury Park, California (2015), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book gives insights into the construction, operation, excavation, recovery and restoration of the “Mary Rose”.  It includes many pictures of artifacts, especially armaments.
Available from www.amazon.com

Agony and Death on a Gold Rush Steamer

#C-4440
Knight, Donald G. and Eugene D. Wheeler

ISBN/ISSN: 0934793271
Library of Congress: 90-7139
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Yankee Blade
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 130
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Pathfinder Publishing of California, Ventura (1990), in paperback. A second edition was published by Borgo Press, San Bernardino, California (1991), in hardback with a library binding.
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking of the Gold Rush steamer, “SS Yankee Blade”, off the coast of Santa Barbara, California in 1854 with a load of gold bullion…and the attempted salvage operations.

1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet Wrecks – A Beachcomber’s Guide

#C-4165
Hughes, David A.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated with photos and maps
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Size: 38
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, San Juan Capistrano, California (2004), and is a Xeroxed and stapled booklet.
Description: This booklet very briefly describes the wrecking of the 1715 Fleet, the salvage history of the shipwrecks, Florida beachcombing law, Spanish coinage found on the shipwrecks, the effects of storms on the beach, and it identifies and maps each of the shipwreck sites.  The book is designed as a guide for metal detectorists.

1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet Wrecks – A Beachcomber’s Guide

#C-4165
Hughes, David A.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated with photos and maps
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Size: 38
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, San Juan Capistrano, California (2004), and is a Xeroxed and stapled booklet.
Description: This booklet very briefly describes the wrecking of the 1715 Fleet, the salvage history of the shipwrecks, Florida beachcombing law, Spanish coinage found on the shipwrecks, the effects of storms on the beach, and it identifies and maps each of the shipwreck sites.  The book is designed as a guide for metal detectorists.