|Title:||Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea (Windsor Selections)|
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|Publisher:||Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (February 1, 1999)|
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.