Thirty Florida Shipwrecks
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Thirty Florida Shipwrecks by Kevin M McCarthy
Book DescriptionSunken treasure, cannibalism, prison ships, Nazi submarines, the Bermuda triangle all are tied into the lore of shipwrecks along Florida s coasts. There are as many shipwreck stories as there are thousands of Florida shipwrecks. This book offers thirty of the most interesting of them from the tale of young Fontaneda, who wrecked in 1545 and was held captive by Indians for 17 years, to the story of the Coast Guard cutter Bibb, which was sunk off Key Largo in 1987 to provide an artificial reef and diving site. In between there is the Atocha, flagship of a Spanish treasure fleet, which sank in a hurricane in September 1622 and was found, along with its $100 million worth of gold and silver, by Mel Fisher in July of 1985. Each shipwreck story has a map pinpointing its location and a full-color illustration by renowned artist William L. Trotter. There is an extensive bibliography and a foreword by Florida state underwater archaeologist Roger Smith. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781561640072
(280mm x 217mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Pineapple Press
Publisher: Pineapple Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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