X Marks the Spot – The Archaeology of Piracy

#C-7127
Skowronek, Russell K. and Charles R. Ewen – editors

ISBN/ISSN: 0813028752
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Artifacts, Whidah, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Fiery Dragon, Speaker, Port Royal
Comments: Anthology; extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 339
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This anthology separates pirate fact from fiction, based on excavated pirate ships (“Whidah”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, “Fiery Dragon”, and “Speaker”) and terrestrial pirate lairs (Port Royal, Jamaica; Madagascar; Grand Terre Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana; and Roatan).  It also contrasts pirate ships with contemporary merchant ships and naval vessels.  Many artifacts are pictured.

HMS Fowey Lost and Found

#C-7125
Skowronek, Russell K. and George R. Fischer

ISBN/ISSN: 9780813033204
Library of Congress: 2008033885
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Fowey
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 236
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2009), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This scholarly book describes the history, sinking and finding in 1978 of the “HMS Fowey”, a British Man-of-War which sank in Biscayne Bay, Florida in 1748.  Many artifacts were excavated by the authors (both archaeologists).

The Spanish Convoy of 1750

#C-4782
Lewis, James A.

ISBN/ISSN: 9780813033587
Library of Congress: 2008049741
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1750 Fleet, La Galga
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 157
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida (2009), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells of the trade between Spain and the New World in the mid-eighteenth century, the story of the 1750 Spanish float’s encounter with a hurricane, the wreck of “La Galga” off Virginia, and the subsequent legal and diplomatic battle after it was rediscovered.