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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea


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ISBN13: 9780802144256
ISBN10: 080214425x
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Originally published in 1998 and a best seller in its hardcover and paperback publications, Gary Kinderand#8217;s Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea tells the story of the sinking of the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, two hundred miles off the Carolina coast in September 1857. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century.

In the 1980s, a young engineer from Ohio set out to do what no one, not even the U.S. Navy, had been able to do: establish a working presence on the deep ocean floor and open it to science, archaeology, history, medicine, and recovery. The SS Central America became the target of his project. After years of intensive efforts, Tommy Thompson and the Columbus-America Discovery Group found the Central America in eight thousand feet of water, and in October 1989 they sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, journals, and even an intact cigar sealed under water for 130 years. Life magazine called it and#147;the greatest treasure ever found.and#8221;

Gary Kinder tells an extraordinary tale of history, human drama, heroic rescue, scientific ingenuity, and individual courage. Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is a testament to the human will to triumph over adversity. It is also a great American adventure story of the opening of Earthand#8217;s last frontier.

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Robert Schindler, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Robert Schindler)
An incredible combination of history and technology in one volume, with the extra additions of mystery and adventure. A fabulous story of the loss of a great ship carrying millions in gold bullion and the successful recovery.
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Kinder, Gary
Grove Press
Maritime History
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
World History-General
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First Trade Paper Edition
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32 pages of BandW illustrations
8.25 x 5.5 in 16 oz

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