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Author: Gary Kinder
ISBN13: 978-0754012153
Title: Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea (Windsor Selections)
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Language: English
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (February 1, 1999)
Pages: 742

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea (Windsor Selections) by Gary Kinder

The book takes hold of you from page one and never lets g. .History and heroics, science and suspense - Ship of Gold has that blockbuster feel. The truly fascinating tale of the first successful deep-water ocean salvage operation is a tribute to good, old-fashioned American ingenuity and grit-with a big dose of Titanic-like adventure to boot. Kinder's well-told tale of the Central America recovery (which represents nothing less than the opening of a new frontier in the deep ocean) is one of the great scientific adventure stories of our times.

Ship of Gold was published in 1998. Despite a lot of things happening in the interim, Kinder jarringly ends his story almost immediately after Tommy discovers the gold in 1989. Forsaking his earlier attention to detail, Kinder covers almost a decade’s worth of events in a brief epilogue. The epilogue greatly compresses the actual recovery of the gold, Tommy’s fight with the insurance companies that tried to wet their beaks, and the ultimate disposal of the Central America’s treasure. The SS Central America sank in water that was nearly 1,000 feet deep. The extremely high pressures at this depth makes all efforts at both locating and recovery very difficult.

After technical setbacks, legal disputes, and showdowns with rival treasure hunters, Thompson succeeded beyond anybody’s wildest expectations, recovering rare coins, bullion bars, and nuggets worth perhaps a billion dollars on today’s collectors’ markets.

Published February 1st 1999 by Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & Co. large print.

miles off the Carolina coast. The tragic story of this fabled shipwreck resurfaced in 1989, when ocean engineer Tommy Thompson sailed into Norfolk harbour with over ten tons of pioneer gold. Using oceanography, computer science and information theory to sift through historical records and explore the deep sea, the scientists of the Columbus-America Discovery Group established mankind's first real working presence on the deep ocean floor

Author Gary Kinder has done a great job weaving together two struggles that occurred centuries apart: that of the "Central America" passengers and crew to survive, and Thompson's battle against the scientific and technological odds to salvage the wreck. I was especially fascinated by the legal process via which American discoverers obtain salvage rights to sunken vessels: after collecting an artefact from the "Central America", Thompson's team took it to the Norfolk, VA courthouse so that the . Roughly 400 people perished, and several millions of dollars worth (adjusted) of California gold was lost in treacherously deep waters.

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Publication date 1998. Topics Central America (Ship), Shipwrecks - North Atlantic Ocean. Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. Publisher . Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.

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Author Gary Kinder has done a great job weaving together two struggles that occurred centuries apart: that of the "Central America" passengers and crew to survive, and Thompson's battle against the scientific and technological odds to salvage the wreck.

Reviews: 7
In a story that spans more than a century, Gary Kinder gives us the account of the SS Central America's sinking and it's discovery by one of those prototypical eccentric geniuses, Tommy Thompson.

The book begins with the historical account of the SS Central America, a ship making the run from Panama to the US east coast, bringing people and gold from the California "Gold Rush" that sank in a hurricane in 1857. It's an extremely well written account that goes beyond the bare facts and is constructed from first-person accounts of the survivors. These chapters set the stage for the recovery of the treasure because it lays out the conflicting evidence on exactly where the ship went down.

The book then moves into a biography of Tommy Thompson and how he became drawn into the problem of doing work in the deep ocean as well as how he became interested in the SS Central America. Thompson viewed the enterprise of treasure-hunting as bringing together every aspect of a system, from finance to robotics and Tommy had the rare ability to ask "what next" and "what if that doesn't work" and have ready answers or alternatives. That the ship was found and the treasure recovered - tons of gold in the form of bars, coins and dust - is due almost exclusively to Thompson.

I was impressed with the book. It was exciting and I kept reading at a sitting - often longer than I had planned - because of the suspense the author created in each chapter. Really, it is very well written and a good read. The only things I didn't like was that there were no pictures of the treasure and the book ends at the treasure's finding. There's no exposition of the finds outside of a couple items recovered. Thompson was very forward-thinking in that he planned to recover more than just the gold and other artifacts that have historical and cultural significance were also recovered. The book ends without showing the reader all that had been found and the significance of the finds.

None the less, this is a very good read for fans of history, suspense, technology or folks just looking for a great read that's a little different. Good book - four stars.
Author Gary Kinder spent over ten years researching and writing this book about the shipwreck of the S. S. Central America about two hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina in a severe hurricane. He devotes the first eighty pages of the book telling how the ship’s passengers were carrying gold which had been found in California during the famous 1857 Gold Rush. The ultimate tally of lives lost came to 565 while 149, mostly women and children, were saved. Kinder takes advantage of the survivors’ stories to give us the harrowing details of their rescue.
Fast forward now to the 1970s when we meet Tommy Thompson, Ohio State University graduate in mechanical engineering, who also has a fascination with deep ocean exploration. After several false starts, he launches a project to locate the S. S. Central America and explore the possibility of recovering its artifacts. He encounters many problems along the way, the first of which is money, but he convinces a group of wealthy investors to back him in a limited partnership. Tommy gathers together a ship, a crew, a small group of technicians, and conducts multiple runs along ocean paths calculated according to statistical probabilities of locating the wreck.
But Tommy and his intrepid group are not alone out there on the ocean. In spite of his enforcing tight security on the venture, they are badgered by treasure hunters who suspect that Tommy is onto something big. Once he finds something at the sea’s bottom of 8,000 feet below the surface, a new problem arises; he must establish the venture’s legal rights to conduct further undersea work at the site.
There are several surprises along the way and they deal with the actual artifacts found and in what condition they are when brought up to the surface. The book actually has a plot and characters, like a novel, but it’s all an exciting true story. The added bonus for me was learning about deep water exploration, the technology of submersibles operating at extreme depths and pressures, and the discovery of biological life previously unknown to scientists and oceanographers.
This is an excellent book and I recommend to everyone.