Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Fernando, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Maravillas, Las Cinque Chagas, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Tumbaga Bars
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
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”.
Library of Congress: 77-162614
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Trinidad, 1563 fleet, Harry Cox, 1605 fleet, San Roque, Santo Domingo, Maravillas, San Jose, La Galga, 1750 Fleet, Guadalupe, Las Cinque Chagas, Juno, Sagunto
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. An edition was also published in 1971 by W. Clement Stone, P M A Communications, Incorporated, Northbrook, Illinois, in hardback with a dust jacket. A British edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1990).
Description: This book contains 12 stories of undiscovered (as of 1971) sunken treasure ships. Included are chapters about Cortez’s flagship, “Trinidad”; the 1563 fleet that sank in the Bahamas; “Las Cinque Chagas” lost in the Azores in 1594; 4 galleons of the 1605 fleet that sank on the Serranilla Bank; the “Atocha”, which Mel Fisher found and salvaged; the capitana of the 1654 fleet that sank off the coast of Ecuador; the “Maravillas ” wreck on Little Bahama Bank (1656); the “San Jose” which sank in 1706 off Cartagena, Colombia with a rich load of gold; and the “Guadalupe”, which went down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1750; “La Galga” which sank off the Virginia coast in 1750; the “Juno” which sank off the New Jersey coast in 1802; and the “Sagunto” lost off the coast of New England in 1813. One of the “Top 75 Books”.