The Golden Wreck

McKee, Alexander

Library of Congress: 62-14030
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal Charter
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the Souvenir Press Ltd., London (1961), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second revised edition (stated) was published in 1986 in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback version of the revised edition was published in 1988 by the New English Library. The first US edition (not stated) was published in paperback by Avon Books, New York City (1961). A US hardback edition (with a dust jacket) was published by William Morrow and Company, New York City (1962).
Description: This book tells of the horrific wreck of the steam clipper, “Royal Charter”, off Anglesey, England in 1859, and the subsequent salvage. The ship was carrying 370,000 English Pounds of gold, most of which has never been recovered.