Those Lost Treasures

Wolf, Fred Sr.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Harry Rieseberg, Florencia, Port Royal, Spanish Armada, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn, Art Mckee, William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Hallandale, Florida (circa 1950), in paperback.
Description: This book includes about 30 sunken and buried treasure tales, as well as several pirate stories. The stories include Harry E. Rieseberg, noted treasure diver and author; the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; Williams Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; Art Mckee and his salvage of the 1733 Fleet in the Florida Keys; Port Royal, Jamaica; and describes the salvage of a silver bar in the Bahamas by Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn. The book ends with “Tom Christ and the Treasure Box”, a fictional story written by Howard Pyle.

Up From the Sea

Stirling, Nora

Library of Congress: 62-7073
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book is the story of underwater salvage. It includes chapters about Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn’s treasure salvage in the Bahamas, Teddy Tucker’s treasure operations in Bermuda, and Art McKee’s treasure finds in the Caribbean. It also has a chapter about the excavation and raising of the “Mary Rose” in England.

The Lost Treasure of King Philip IV

McNickle, Andrew J.S.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Howard Lightbourn, Roscoe Thompson, San Pedro
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8″
Pages: 17
Editions: The first edition (not stated) of this pamphlet was published by The Development Board (a department of the Bahamas Government), Nassau, Bahamas (1953).
Description: This pamphlet is a brief history of sunken treasure discovered in Bahamian waters.  It tells the story of Howard Lightbourn and Roscoe Thompson who salvaged a silver bar and some Spanish cobs from a wreck near Gorda Cay in 1950. The pamphlet suggests this may be the wreck of the “San Pedro”. The author is a well-known numismatist.