The Search for the Atocha

Lyon, Eugene

ISBN/ISSN: 0060127112
Library of Congress: 75-25049
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 246
Editions: The first edition (First Edition – stated) was published by Harper & Row, Publishers, New York City (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1985).
Description: This book is the story of how good archival research located and identified the sunken Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, which Mel Fisher salvaged off the Florida Keys in the 1970s and 80s. The author was the researcher who found the “key” to locating the “Atocha” wreck site in the archives in Seville, Spain…after Mel had spent 10 years searching the entire length of the Florida Keys without success.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.