A Demonstration of the Diving Engine

Rowe, Jacob, Michael Fardell and Nigel Phillips

ISBN/ISSN: 0948065347
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vansittart, John Lethbridge, El Gran Grifon, San Juan de Sicilia, Spanish Armada, Adelaar
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 10″
Pages: 39
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Jacob Rowe in the mid-1700s in England. A facsimile edition was published by The Historical Diving Society, in association with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (2000), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: The original book was a pictorial description of a technology Jacob Rowe developed for salvaging sunken ships in the 1700s. The facsimile edition includes a biography of Jacob Rowe and his many exploits salvaging sunken treasure, including his success in salvaging 33 tons of silver from the “Vansittart” off the Cape Verde Islands with John Lethbridge in 1720. Additionally, Jacob Rowe salvaged treasure from the Spanish Armada ships, “El Gran Grifon” and “San Juan de Sicilia”, as well as the “Adelaar”.

Relics, Water and the Kitchen Sink – A Diver’s Guide to Underwater Archaeology

Rowe, Alan R.

ISBN/ISSN: 09611639911
Library of Congress: 79-66955
Category: Artifacts
Keywords: Artifacts
Comments: Includes a short bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 8.25″
Pages: 56
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sea Sports Publications, Norwalk, Connecticut (1979), in paperback.
Description: This book is for the amateur underwater archaeologist or treasure diver. It tells how and where divers can find underwater artifacts, how to build equipment for salvaging shipwrecks, how to prepare artifacts in the field, and how to treat and clean artifacts at home.