The Dreamweaver

Weller, Bob “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835978
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Santa Margarita, 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 333
Editions: The first edition (First Printing, First Edition – stated) was published by Fletcher and Fletcher Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina (1996) in paperback. This is the only edition that was published, contrary to the statement on the third page of the book (the hardback edition referred to was never produced as the publisher went bankrupt shortly after the paperback edition was published).
Description: This book is the authorized biography of Mel Fisher, “the world’s greatest treasure hunter”. It includes the story of his successful salvage of the “Atocha”, a Spanish galleon with $400 million in gold, silver and jewels on board, off the coast of Key West, Florida. It is very well written and factual. The author is a renowned salvor in his own right.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Story of the U.S.S. Charleston

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.
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.

The Golden Reef of Sir William Phips

Harris, Graham

ISBN/ISSN: 1419614002
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Includes a short bibliography in the Author’s Note
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 427
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by BookSurge, LLC, Charleston, South Carolina  (2005) in paperback.
This historical narrative describes not only William Phips’ life and his salvage of the rich Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”, but also speculates that Phips’ share of the booty may have been buried on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, when the King of England feared that Phips’ treasure could be used to fuel a revolution against England. Apart from one or two minor characters, all those portrayed herein lived the events described, and every effort has been made to depict them and their actions accurately.