True Stories of Sunken Treasure

Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 189375801X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Fernando, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Maravillas, Las Cinque Chagas, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Tumbaga Bars
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 112
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”.

Finders Losers – The Lucayan Treasure Find

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 Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

Sebring, Thomas H.

ISBN/ISSN: 0961773502
Library of Congress: 86-072052
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Atocha, Maravillas, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, De Liefde, Akerendam, Vigo Bay Galleons, Association, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Whydah, Le Chameau, De Braak, Athenienne, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Meeresteijn
Comments: Includes a bibliography and worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cooke Publishing Company, Devon, Pennsylvania (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has it all…chapters on the Spanish treasure fleets; Dutch, English and French treasure wrecks; captured treasure from ships; pirate wrecks; treasure coins; and treasure hunters. Shipwrecks include the “Concepcion”, the “Atocha”, the “Maravillas”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the “Batavia”, the “Vergulde Draeck” (Gilt Dragon), the “De Liefde”, the “Akerendam”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “HMS Association”, the Lucayan Beach wreck (“Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”), the “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “Athenienne”, the “Slot ter Hooge”, the “Hollandia”, and the “Meeresteijn”. The book even includes a worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks. It is a factual reference.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.