Galleon Alley: The 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet

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”.

Treasures of the Spanish Main – Shipwrecked Galleons in the New World

Fine, John Christopher

ISBN/ISSN: 1592287603
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Maravillas, Concepcion, San Miguel de Archangel, William Phips, Mel Fisher, Kip Wagner, Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, Jack Haskins, Bob & Margaret Weller, Robert Marx
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75” x 11.25”
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.
This beautifully-illustrated book focuses on successful Spanish treasure recoveries in the Caribbean. It includes chapters about the 1622 Fleet (“Atocha” and “Santa Margarita”), the “Concepción”, the “Maravillas”, the shipwreck off Jupiter Beach, Florida (“San Miguel El Arcángel”), the “San José” (which is reputed to be the richest shipwreck in the world and is in the waters off Cartagena, Columbia), the 1715 Fleet, and the 1733 Fleet. The accompanying text provides a high-level overview of the salvage and the salvors (including Mel Fisher, Jack Haskins, Bob & Margaret Weller, Bob Marx, and Art McKee). While light in detail (except for the treatment of the “San José”), this book belongs in every sunken treasure library, if just for the pictures.