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”).

The Sponge Pirates and Other Florida Stories

#C-7390
Stark, Jack

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; possibly historical fiction; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Hopkins Publications, Miami (1956), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first edition has 78 pages and light green boards. A limited second edition was also published in 1956 and sold at Art McKee’s Sunken Treasure Fortress in the Florida Keys. This edition contains two pages titled, “Treasure Diver”, and a full page photo of Art Mckee before the title page. There are 86 pages in the limited second edition, some of which have dark green boards and some have blue boards. The dust jacket is also different from the first edition with a lot more text at the bottom front. A paperback edition was published by Hurricane House (1962). Another hardback edition was published by E.A. Seemann Publishing, Miami (1972), with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book includes a story about Art McKee, one of the early hard-hat treasure divers operating from Plantation Key, Florida, in the 1950s and 60s, and two children who dive with him on a sunken galleon. The story may be historical fiction.

Finders Losers – The Lucayan Treasure Find

#C-7130
Slack, Jack

Library of Congress: 67-13484
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lucayan Beach Wreck
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York City (1967), in hardback with a dust jacket. A British book club edition was published by The Adventurers Club, London (1968) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the true story of the author’s finding, and salvage, of a Spanish treasure wreck off Lucaya in 1964…and the loss of the treasure through bad business deals.  Jack Haskins, noted salvor and shipwreck scholar, believes this wreck is the “Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”, which sank in 1625 enroute from Mexico to Puerto Rico.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure Hunter’s Digest

#C-4780
Lewis, Jack

Library of Congress: 74-25253
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, 1733 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher, Atocha
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 288
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Digest Books, Northfield, Illinois (1975), in paperback.
Description: This book is primarily about land-based treasures, but includes a chapter about Caribbean sunken treasures (with many pictures of a young Mel Fisher and his family), a chapter about the “Andrea Doria”, and a chapter about Great Lakes shipwrecks.

Recovery of the 1733 Capitana Gold Medallion

#C-3860
Haskins, Jack “Blackjack”

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated; contents is also contained in an appendix to “Galleon Alley” (#C-8100)
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 8
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by En Rada Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (2000), in paperback and was extremely limited.
Description: This pamphlet tells the story of the author’s finding of a very rare gold religious medallion while salvaging the 1733 Fleet. Mendel Peterson, noted author and former Director of Underwater Exploration for the Smithsonian Institution, called the medallion “the greatest artifact recovered from the 1733 treasure fleet”.

Beachcomber’s Guide to the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

#C-3850
Haskins, Jack, Steve Guldan, and Susan Ubinger

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated with maps
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 10
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sea Siren Treasure Salvors, Ltd., Ormond Beach, Florida (1992), in paperback.
Description: This 8 page pamphlet shows the wreck locations of the Spanish fleet of ships that sank in a hurricane in 1715 between Vero Beach and Sebastian, Florida. The pamphlet includes a 2 page insert by Susan Ubinger on the history and salvage of the 1715 Fleet.

An Exciting Day in Paradise: Finding the 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet Gold Coins

#C-3845
Haskins, Jack “Blackjack”

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 8
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by En Rada Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (2002), in paperback and was extremely limited.
Description: This pamphlet documents the recovery of a deposit of gold coins from the 1733 galleon, “San Jose”, by D.L. Chaney and the author on July 3, 1979. Among the coins recovered were 5 eight escudo gold portrait coins, minted in Mexico in 1733…some of the first milled gold coins produced in the New World.