Treasure Island – The Untold Story

#C-1119
Amrhein, John Jr.

ISBN/ISSN: 9780983084303
Library of Congress: 2010915642
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Guadalupe, 1750 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 396
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the New Maritima Press, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (2012), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This well-researched book describes the trail of Spanish treasure from the time it was loaded aboard the “Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe” in Veracruz, Mexico to its theft at Ocracoke, North Carolina, burial on Norman Island, and finally, dispersal around the Caribbean isles.  The second half of the book draws many parallels between the events and places in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and the story of the “Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe”.

The Hidden Galleon

#C-1118
Amrhein, John Jr.

ISBN/ISSN: 9780979687204
Library of Congress: 2007935481
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: La Galga, 1750 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 523
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the New Maritima Press, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the Spanish galleon, “La Galga”, which sank off the Virginia coast in 1750 and may have been the original source of the wild ponies on Assateague Island.  In the late 1990s “La Galga” was the subject of a law suit by the Spanish government which claimed ownership…and the Kingdom of Spain was ultimately awarded the wreck.  However, subsequent research has shown the wreck the Kingdom of Spain was awarded is probably not “La Galga”.