Sir William Phips: Adventurer and Statesman

#C-7660
Thayer, Henry O.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 75
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published under the auspices of the Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine (1927), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket for this book, but one may exist).
Description: This book is a biography of Sir William Phips, who successfully salvaged the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion” in 1687 and was made the Royal Governor of Massachusetts in 1692.

Three Men from Maine and A Bit of Old England in New England

#C-7350
Sprague, John Francis and Bertram E. Packard

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 89
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sprague’s Journal of Maine History, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine (1924), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but one may exist).
Description: This book is a biography of 3 men from Maine: Sir William Pepperrell, James Sullivan, and Sir William Phips (who salvaged the “Concepcion”).

The Bronze Cannon – A Relic of the Penobscot Expedition of 1779

#C-6528
Richardson, John R.

Category: Weapons
Keywords: Warren, Cannons
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 11
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine (1983), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet tells the story of a bronze cannon recovered in 1957 from the frigate, “Warren”, which sank in 1779 off Winterport, Maine. The cannon is significant because it has an early State of Massachusetts seal on it.

The Bellamy Treasure – The Pirates of the Whydah in the Gulf of Maine

#C-3905
Hawes, Hildreth Gilman

Library of Congress: 40013948
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah
Comments: Includes a glossary
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 71
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Augusta Press, Augusta, Maine (1940), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the history of Sam Bellamy’s piracy, including the time he spent in Machais, Maine careening his ships. The last chapter of the book is devoted to the missing treasure of the “Whydah”, estimated by the author at $20,000. The author speculates that the treasure could have been buried at Machais…or that the day after the fatal shipwreck, one of the crew (and a local citizen he sought refuge with) salvaged and buried it.