Treasure Hunt

#C-7510
Sullivan, George

ISBN/ISSN: 0805005692
Library of Congress: 87-8791
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 150
Editions: The first edition (First Edition – stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was also published by Henry Holt (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1987).
Description: This adolescent book tells the story of Mel Fisher’s 16 year search for the wreck of the Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, and his successful salvage of 40 tons of gold and silver from the wreck.

Slave Ship – The Story of the Henrietta Marie

#C-7500
Sullivan, George

ISBN/ISSN: 0525651748
Library of Congress: 93-47653
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Henrietta Marie
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cobblehill Books, New York City (1994), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (2001).
Description: This adolescent book tells the story of the discovery and excavation of the slave ship, “Henrietta Marie”, which sank in the Gulf of Mexico after delivering a load of slaves to Jamaica.

Supplemental Forward to The Treasure Diver’s Guide

#C-6398
Potter, John S. Jr. and R. Duncan Mathewson III

Category: Bibliography
Comments: Pamphlet; John S. Potter is called “Sr.” on the cover and it should be “Jr.”; Mathewson’s name is misspelled as “Matthewson” on the cover
Size: 5.5″ x 8″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1988), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet geographically lists several hundred books and magazine articles about sunken treasure and underwater archaeology. It was originally inserted into the paperback Revised Edition of “The Treasure Diver’s Guide” (#C-6400) published by Florida Classics Library.

Diving to a Flash of Gold

#C-5790
Meylach, Martin and Charles Whited

Library of Congress: 73-116234
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, Tres Puentes
Comments: A nautical chart of the wreck area is attached inside the rear cover of both the hardback and paperback, includes a brief description of 143 shipwrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 373
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1986) and included an inserted pamphlet entitled, “1986 Federal Court Opinion Regarding Salvage Rights at the Coffins Patch Reef”. A second printing (not stated) of the paperback edition includes a dust jacket (identical to the dust jacket on the hardback edition) and the inserted pamphlet, “1986 Federal Court Opinion Regarding Salvage Rights at the Coffins Patch Reef”.
Description: This book tells of the author’s discovery and salvage of several 1733 Fleet Spanish galleon wrecks in the upper Keys of Florida. The author successfully salvaged a hoard of silver bars from one of the ships, the “Tres Puentes”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Search for the Mother Lode of the Atocha

#C-4910
Lyon, Eugene

ISBN/ISSN: 0912451203
Library of Congress: 89-3905
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Includes 2 maps – 1 attached to the inside front cover and 1 fold-out map in the back of the book; illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 8.25″
Pages: 296
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1989), in paperback.
Description: This book is a continuation of the author’s previous book, “The Search for the Atocha”.  It documents in detail the many challenges Mel Fisher faced after he found the “Atocha”…and the subsequent salvage of the wreck.

The Search for the Atocha

#C-4900
Lyon, Eugene

ISBN/ISSN: 0060127112
Library of Congress: 75-25049
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 246
Editions: The first edition (First Edition – stated) was published by Harper & Row, Publishers, New York City (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1985).
Description: This book is the story of how good archival research located and identified the sunken Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, which Mel Fisher salvaged off the Florida Keys in the 1970s and 80s. The author was the researcher who found the “key” to locating the “Atocha” wreck site in the archives in Seville, Spain…after Mel had spent 10 years searching the entire length of the Florida Keys without success.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Blockade-Runners

#C-4070
Horner, Dave

Library of Congress: 68-15409
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Annie
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 241
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1968) in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1992).
Description: This book chronicles the Lincoln-ordered blockade of the southern US coast between Virginia and Texas during the Civil War. It includes a chapter on the blockade runner, “Annie”, which sank off Wilmington, NC, full of Confederate gold.

Gold, Galleons & Archaeology

#C-1690
Burgess, Robert F. and Carl J. Clausen

ISBN/ISSN: 0672521474
Library of Congress: 76-6080
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner
Comments: Same book as “Florida’s Golden Galleons” (#C-1680); includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 195
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis, Indiana (1976), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first paperback edition was published under the title, “Florida’s Golden Galleons” by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1982), and has a light blue paper cover with a nautical chart on it. A second paperback edition (also entitled “Florida’s Golden Galleons”) was published and copyrighted as 1982, but it has a white paper cover with a ship on it. Finally, a third revised (not stated) paperback edition was published with the same identical paper cover and copyright date (1982) as the second paperback edition, except this third edition has 18 chapters and color illustrations (whereas the second edition has 15 chapters and black and white illustrations).
Description: This excellent book tells the story of the sinking and salvage of the 1715 Spanish fleet, which sank in a hurricane off Vero Beach, Florida and spilled millions of dollars in gold, silver and jewels just offshore.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.