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America's lost treasure

Author: Tommy Thompson
Publisher: New York : Atlanta Monthly Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Pictorial account of the sinking and recovery of the United States Mail Steamship, Central America. The sinking of the Central America in a hurricane in 1857, was America's worst peacetime sea disaster. The ship was recovered in 1989, in an operation that developed the most groundbreaking marine-recovery technology in existence". -- Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Nonfiction
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Thompson
ISBN: 0871137321 9780871137326
OCLC Number: 39728073
Notes: "A Roundtree Press book."
Includes index.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: The country comes of age, 1837-1863 --
Last voyage --
Explorers of the deep --
Gold discovered --
Time capsules --
Science in the deep.
Responsibility: Tommy Thompson.

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This volume shows the successful recovery of artifacts from a ship that sank in 1857 carrying gold from the rich California mines.  Read more...

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