Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia

#C-8420
Zinck, Jack

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau, Feversham
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 236
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Lancelot Press Limited, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (1975), in paperback.
Description: This book briefly documents about 50 shipwrecks in Nova Scotia, including the salvage of the treasure ships, “Le Chameau” and “Faversham” (usually called “Feversham”).

Lost Treasures of the West

#C-8270
Williams, Brad and Choral Pepper

ISBN/ISSN: 0030131863
Library of Congress: 74-5127
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Ada Hancock, San Antonio, San Francisco Xavier
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York City and Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Limited, Toronto (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by the Promontory Press, New York City (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description: While this book is primarily about land treasures, there are two chapters about sunken treasures. One chapter recounts the loss of the “Ada Hancock” and the other tells of two Manila galleon losses, the “San Antonio” and the “San Francisco Xavier”.

Learning About Hidden Treasure

#C-7790
Townsend, Lucy

ISBN/ISSN: 0516065491
Library of Congress: 87-9396
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Royal Oak, Vigo Bay Galleons, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 47
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by the Childrens Press, Chicago and Regensteiner Publishing Enterprises, Inc., Canada (1987), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile book includes stories about pirates, buried treasure, the Tobermory galleon (“Florencia”), the “Royal Oak”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Atocha”, and a Sri Lankan sunken treasure recovered by Arthur C. Clarke (of “2001 Space Odyssey” fame).

Seaweed and Gold

#C-7464
Storm, Alex and Brian Shaw

ISBN/ISSN: 0973077204
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau, Feversham, Sovereign, Tilbury, St. Michael, Louisbourg Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the author, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada (2002), in paperback.  A second expanded edition (stated) was published by the author (2011), in paperback.
Description: This book describes the author’s successful salvage of both “Le Chameau” and the “Feversham” off the Nova Scotia coast. It also discusses several yet-to-be-found treasure wrecks in the same area…the “Sovereign”, the “Tilbury” and the “St. Michael”. Also discussed is the “Louisbourg treasure”…several chests of treasure that reportedly fell into a local lake in 1758 while being moved across a bridge.

Canada’s Treasure Hunt

#C-7460
Storm, Alex and Brian Shaw

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 4.25″ x 7″
Pages: 152
Editions: The first edition (1st Printing – stated) was published by Greywood Publishing Limited, Winnipeg, Canada (1967), in paperback.
Description: This book recounts the history, the search for, and the successful gold recovery from “Le Chameau” in the waters off Cape Breton, Canada. This book was printed and distributed only in Canada.

The Lure of Danger – True Adventure Tales

#C-6930
Scoggin, Margaret C. -editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Hampshire
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 374
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York City, and The Ryerson Press, Canada (1947), in hardback with a dust jacket. There have been at least 7 subsequent printings, all in hardback.
Description: This anthology of true adventure tales includes the stories of two shipwrecks with bullion aboard: the “Laurentic” (from Edward Ellsberg’s “Men Under the Sea” – #C- 3040) and the “HMS Hampshire” (from Charles Courtney’s “Unlocking Adventure” – #C-2390).

Tarquin’s Ship – The Etruscan Wreck in Campese Bay

#C-5660
McKee, Alexander

ISBN/ISSN: 0285626523
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 216
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Souvenir Press Ltd., London and simultaneously in Canada (1985), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the author’s attempts to excavate an Etruscan wreck in 150 feet of water off the coast of Italy. He was partially successful in his excavations, overcoming many obstacles along the way.

The Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main

#C-5370
Marx, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 68-26981
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 127
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, and Nelson, Foster and Scott, Limited, Canada, in 1968. Both books are hardbacks with dust jackets. I have seen two varieties of the US edition…one with a pictorial binding and one with brown boards.
Description: This adolescent book overviews the history of the Spanish treasure fleets, including the “flota” system, the voyage outbound from Spain, the New World ports of Cartagena, Callao, Panama City, Nombre de Dios, Acapulco, Vera Cruz and Havana, and the trip back to Spain.

They Dared the Deep – A History of Diving

#C-5360
Marx, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 67-13830
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition was published simultaneously by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, and Nelson, Foster and Scott, Limited, Canada (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Pelham Books Ltd., London (1968), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book includes chapters on historical diving, submersibles, helmet diving and scuba, military operations, treasure and sport diving, and underwater archaeology.

The Fate of the Griffon

#C-4970
MacLean, Harrison John

ISBN/ISSN: 0887600699
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Griffon, Robert Cavalier, Sieur de LaSalle
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 118
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Griffon House, Toronto, Canada (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by Sage Press/Swallow Books, Chicago (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of Robert Cavalier, Sieur de LaSalle’s ship, the “Griffon”, which was the first ship to sail beyond Niagara Falls. The ship disappeared without a trace in 1673 en route from Lake Michigan back to Niagara Falls. The author researched the disappearance and believes he’s now located the wreck near Tobermory, Canada.