America’s Lost Treasure

Thompson, Tommy

ISBN/ISSN: 0871137321
Library of Congress: 98-38902
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Central America
Comments: Lavishly illustrated
Size: 10.75″ x 10.75″
Pages: 191
Editions: The first edition (stated) published by The Atlantic Monthly Press/Roundtable Press, New York City (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A UK edition was published by Avalon Travel Publications (2000), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This beautiful coffee table book illustrates the magnificent gold coins, bullion and artifacts recovered from the gold rush steamer, “SS Central America”, which sank in 1857 off the coast of North Carolina. This book appears to be a companion to “Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea” (#C-4400).  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Rainbow Chasers in the Great Florida Treasure Hunt

Gore, Tommy with T.L. Armstrong

ISBN/ISSN: 1424318238
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Cabin Wreck
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 277
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Signum Ops (2006), in paperback.
Description: This book recounts the author’s 30 year career as a Marine Field Agent for the State of Florida overseeing many treasure salvage operations, including the “glory days” of the 1960’s and 70’s.  The book includes the author’s experiences with Florida’s 3 biggest treasure recoveries: the “Atocha”, the Cabin Wreck (1715 Fleet), and the “San Jose” (1733 Fleet).  The author also tells of many lesser-known salvage operations.

The Rainbow Chasers Tricentennial Yearbook

Armstrong, T.L. and Tommy Gore

ISBN/ISSN: 9781505701463
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 241
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2015), in paperback. It was published in both a Limited Color Edition and a Black & White edition.
Description: This book is a review of the 1715 Fleet disaster with emphasis on the fleet’s salvage    over the last six decades. The book contains many first-hand recollections of people directly involved in the salvage of the ships, more than twenty maps, and over two hundred photos. An analysis of the coastal venue, the ships involved, the storm track, and previously unpublished narratives are also included.  The book is an expanded version of “The Rainbow Chases in the Great Florida Treasure Hunt”.
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