From Sky to Sea – A Story of Edwin A. Link

#C-7940
van Hoek, Susan and Marion Clayton Link

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332276
Library of Congress: 94-74733
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, 1733 Fleet, Art McKee, Santa Maria, Looe, Mendel Peterson, Edwin Link
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (1993), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is a biography of Edwin A. Link, inventor of the Link flight trainer and deep diving submersibles. The book includes a chapter about Link’s adventures with Art McKee and Mendel Peterson seeking shipwrecks in the Caribbean, including the 1733 Fleet, Columbus’s ship the “Santa Maria”, and the “HMS Looe”. Another chapter describes the Links adventures exploring Port Royal, Jamaica.

Diving for Science

#C-6380
Poole, Lynn

Library of Congress: 55-9550
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe, Florencia, Spanish Armada, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Whittlesey House, New York City (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket. There were at least 8 subsequent printings of this book (which are noted with the copyright information).
Description: This adolescent book discusses the latest findings in the field of oceanography, and explains some of the physics of diving. It also includes a chapter on sunken treasure that briefly tells the story of the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”, the “HMS Looe” and 1733 Fleet.

The Last Cruise of H.M.S. “Loo”

#C-6250
Peterson, Mendel

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Looe, Jane and Barney Crile
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 55 + 17 plates
Editions: The first edition (not stated) of this pamphlet was published by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (Publication # 4224) in 1955. I believe the true first edition has a tan cover. There is also a slightly smaller version of the pamphlet with a blue cover and identical contents…but I suspect this is a reprint. This pamphlet is now available as a “print-on-demand” paperback book.
Description: This pamphlet tells the story of the author’s trip to the Florida Keys with Barney Crile (see Crile, Jane and Barney, “Treasure Diving Holidays”; #C-2480) to excavate the “HMS Looe”, which sank in 1743. Subsequent research has shown that Peterson and Crile had the wrong “Looe”. The ship they excavated was sunk as a breakwater in Sheeringham, UK, in 1737.

History Under the Sea

#C-6240
Peterson, Mendel

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, Looe
Comments: Extensive bibliography in the 1965, 1969 and 1973 editions; illustrated
Size: 6.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 16
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published as a 16 page pamphlet by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (Publication #4174) in 1954. The pamphlet was expanded to 108 pages and 56 plates in 1965, and republished by the Smithsonian Institution (Publication #4538) in paperback. The 1965 edition was reprinted in hardback (with a dust jacket) in 1969. The pamphlet was again republished in paperback by the author, Alexandria, Virginia (1973), with 208 pages (includes the plates). The book is now available as a reprographic reprint in a paperback or hardback edition.
Description: This book is a well-written overview of underwater archaeology. It includes pictures of many artifacts, coins and cannons in the later editions and has several pages on both the “HMS Looe” wreck and the 1733 Fleet wrecks which the author helped excavate. The author was the Director of the Underwater Exploration Program at the Smithsonian Institution, and actually participated in the search for, and excavation of, several Caribbean shipwrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Thirty Florida Shipwrecks

#C-5535
McCarthy, Kevin M.

ISBN/ISSN: 1561640077
Library of Congress: 91-47020
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Pedro, Fontaneda’s Shipwreck, Trinite, Winchester, Reformation, Henrietta Marie, Looe, Alligator
Comments: Includes a bibliography at the end of each chapter; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida (1992), in paperback. 

Description: This book describes 29 modern and historic shipwrecks near the Florida coast, and the salvage/excavation of the wrecks.  It includes 3 treasure wrecks: the “Atocha” from the 1622 Fleet, the “Urca de Lima” from the 1715 Fleet, and the “San Pedro” from the 1733 Fleet.  It also includes several additional wrecks of historical importance: Fontaneda’s shipwreck (1545), the “Trinite” (1565), the “HMS Winchester” (1695), the “Reformation” (1696), the slave ship “Henrietta Marie” (1701), the “HMS Looe” (1781) and the “USS Alligator” (1822).

Florida’s Trails to History’s Treasures – Vol. 1

#C-4360
Keel, James R.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Santa Margarita, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Art McKee, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Mel Fisher, Winchester, Looe
Comments: Illustrated with maps
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 182
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by Seajay Enterprises, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (1981), in paperback.
Description: This book gives a brief description of lost treasures in Florida, organized by county.  About a third of the book concerns sunken treasures, including the “Santa Margarita”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the 1622 Fleet, the “HMS Winchester” and the “HMS Looe”. A second volume was never published as the title would suggest.

Treasure Diving Holidays

#C-2480
Crile, Jane and Barney

Library of Congress: 54-6426
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe, Art McKee, Mendel Peterson
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 263
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by The Viking Press, New York City and the Macmillan Company of Canada Limited (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was a second hardback printing in 1955 and a third in 1956. A British edition was also published in 1954 by Collins, London, in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Fontana Books, London, in 1956. A condensed version of the book was published by Odhams Condensed Books, London (Third Series).
Description: This book is the story of the Crile family of Cleveland, Ohio, and their adventures treasure hunting in the Caribbean during the 1950’s and 60’s. The Criles teamed up with Art McKee and Mendel Peterson to salvage the “HMS Looe”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure Diving Holidays

#C-2480
Crile, Jane and Barney

Library of Congress: 54-6426
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe, Art McKee, Mendel Peterson
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 263
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by The Viking Press, New York City and the Macmillan Company of Canada Limited (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was a second hardback printing in 1955 and a third in 1956. A British edition was also published in 1954 by Collins, London, in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Fontana Books, London, in 1956. A condensed version of the book was published by Odhams Condensed Books, London (Third Series).
Description: This book is the story of the Crile family of Cleveland, Ohio, and their adventures treasure hunting in the Caribbean during the 1950’s and 60’s. The Criles teamed up with Art McKee and Mendel Peterson to salvage the “HMS Looe”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Way It Was – Sex, Surgery, Treasure and Travel 1907-1987

#C-2460
Crile, George Jr.

ISBN/ISSN: 0873384652
Library of Congress: 92-2971
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe, Art McKee, Edwin Link, Mendel Peterson
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 418
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio (1992), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of George “Barney” Crile (the author’s father), a founder of the Cleveland Clinic, prolific author and treasure hunter. One chapter in the book tells the story of a treasure hunt for the “HMS Looe” with Art McKee, Edwin Link and Mendel Peterson in the Florida Keys. This adventure is covered in much more detail in the Barney Crile’s book, “Treasure Diving Holidays” (#C-2480).

The HMS Looe Story

#C-1031
No author stated

SBN/ISSN: 987-0955964503
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe
Comments: Booklet, includes a brief bibliography and a glossary ; illustrated
Size: 5.75” x 8.25”
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Looe Development Trust, Cornwall, UK (2008), in paperback.
Description: This well-researched booklet tells the story of six warships dating from 1696 to 1763, all named “HMS Looe” (and two similarly-named ships from World War II).  It was the 4th “HMS Looe” that foundered off the Florida Keys…in 1744 (contrary to the booklet written by Mendel Peterson).