True Stories of Sunken Treasure

#C-8145
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 189375801X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Fernando, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Maravillas, Las Cinque Chagas, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Tumbaga Bars
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 112
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Crossed Anchors Salvage, Lake Worth, Florida (2005), in paperback.
Description: This book is mostly about the author’s exploits salvaging treasure wrecks off the coast of Florida and in the Caribbean.  Some of the 16 stories were previously published in “Treasure Quest Magazine”, which the author owned and edited in the late 1990s…and some of the stories are new material.  In addition to chapters about the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet (including the “San Fernando” which no one has yet located), the Lucayan Beach Wreck, the “Maravillas”, “Las Cinque Chagas”, the “Atocha” and “Santa Margarita”, and the Tumbaga Bars Wreck, there are also stories about Cuban treasure wrecks, wrecks in the Azores, treasures on Tortuga island, and wrecks on “The Cobblers” reef off Barbados.  The author is the most successful salvor of the 1715 Fleet wrecks and many of his better finds are described in this book.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Sunken Treasure on Florida Reefs

#C-8140
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (no copyright date is included but the Revised Edition says the first printing was published in 1987).  A revised edition (stated on the cover) was published by the author (1993). The hardback revised edition has a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). There was also a paperback version of the revised edition.
Description: This is probably the best book that has been written about the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, which sank off of the east coast of Florida in a hurricane. It includes the history of the fleet, its demise, and the subsequent salvage efforts (both by the early Spanish salvors and by modern salvors). The author is one of the most successful salvors of the 1715 Fleet wrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Shipwrecks Near Wabasso Beach

#C-8130
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot” and Ernie “Seascribe” Richards

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835943
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by En Rada Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (1996), in paperback. A second printing (stated) was published in 2001 in paperback. A third printing (stated) was published in 2004 in paperback.
Description: This book describes the locations of 14 shipwrecks in the Wabasso Beach (Florida) area, including five 1715 Fleet wrecks. There is also a brief history of each wreck and a list of recoveries (as of 1996) from each. This is an ideal book for metal detectorists who are trying to find coins on the beach from these wrecks. The book includes photos of many shipwreck coins.

Salvaging Spanish Sunken Treasure

#C-8120
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835994
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The real first edition of this book was produced in 1995-1996 as a notebook comprised of computer-printed pages and Xeroxed materials. The author used this in conjunction with a course he taught sporadically about salvaging sunken Spanish galleons. Later versions (1999) were revised and comb-bound. A paperback book was commercially published by Crossed Anchors Salvage (the author’s company), Lake Worth, Florida (1999).
Description: This how-to book is an excellent guide for anyone considering treasure salvage as a hobby, an occupation or an investor. The book includes chapters about the 1622, 1715 and 1733 Spanish treasure fleets wrecked off the coast of Florida, putting a salvage operation together, salvaging treasure on a budget of $5000 or less, working the site, preservation of artifacts, dividing up the treasure and approaching investors. It is very well written by an author who has been salvaging treasure from Spanish galleons since 1960.

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”.

Galleon Alley: The 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet

#C-8100
Weller, Bob “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835986
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 314
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Crossed Anchors Salvage, Lake Worth, Florida (2001), in both hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description: This is the definitive book on the 1733 Fleet. Not only does the book present the history and location of the wrecks, but it also details who salvaged what off each wreck. It includes over 200 photos, many in color, and the story of Jack Haskins finding the famous 1733 “Capitana” gold medallion. The author is a renowned salvor and was involved in the treasure recoveries from several of the 1733 wrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys, Vol 1

#C-8090
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835900
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Winchester, Alligator, 1733 Fleet, Artifacts
Comments: Includes a bibliography; the cover page says “Volume I” but there was only one volume ever published; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 126
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Lake Worth, Florida (1990), in paperback.
Description: This paperback details 6 shipwreck recoveries in the Florida Keys: “HMS Winchester” 1695; “Alligator” 1822; and 4 ships from the 1733 Fleet (“Populo”, “San Jose”, “Angustias” and “Sueco de Arizon”). There are many illustrations of artifacts from these wrecks.

Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys, Vol 1

#C-8090
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835900
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Winchester, Alligator, 1733 Fleet, Artifacts
Comments: Includes a bibliography; the cover page says “Volume I” but there was only one volume ever published; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 126
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Lake Worth, Florida (1990), in paperback.
Description: This paperback details 6 shipwreck recoveries in the Florida Keys: “HMS Winchester” 1695; “Alligator” 1822; and 4 ships from the 1733 Fleet (“Populo”, “San Jose”, “Angustias” and “Sueco de Arizon”). There are many illustrations of artifacts from these wrecks.

The Dreamweaver

#C-8080
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”.