Treasure Ship – The Legend and Legacy of the SS Brother Jonathan

Powers, Dennis M.

Library of Congress: 0806527471
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 416
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp, New York City (2006), in both hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
This book recounts the history of the “S.S. Brother Jonathan”, a sidewheeler that sank off Northern California in 1865 carrying a large shipment of gold coins.  It also tells of the struggle between the salvors and the State of California in getting a search permit approved and later a salvage permit…and the infighting between the investors.  In the end, the lawyers were the real winners.  Very well researched.