The Treasure of 1622

Treasure Salvors, Inc.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; lavishly illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12″
Pages: 30
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Treasure Salvors, Inc., Key West, Florida (1979), in paperback.
Description: This large, lavishly-illustrated pamphlet tells the story of the finding and salvage of the “Atocha” and “Margarita” wrecks, which sank in a hurricane in 1622 off of Key West, Florida. The pamphlet was designed to attract investors.

A Deadly Path to Treasure

Moran, Robert C.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Mel Fisher
Comments: PDF file on a DVD; illustrated with 164 color pictures; includes a bibliography after some  chapters
Pages: 280
Editions: This book is in PDF format and distributed by the author on a DVD.  It was produced in 2011.
Description: This autobiography, which is a PDF file distributed on a DVD, describes the author’s multitude of adventures, including his many years at Treasure Salvors, Inc. in Key West, Florida.  As Executive Vice President of the company, he worked closely with Mel Fisher and was intimately involved in the salvage of the “Atocha” and “Santa Margarita”.  The book traces Mel Fisher’s start in treasure hunting with Kip Wagner on the 1715 Fleet through to the culmination of Mel’s career, the successful salvage of the “motherlode” on the “Atocha”.  The author provides an excellent first-person description of the challenges and successes of Treasure Salvors.