Treasures of the Spanish Main : shipwrecked galleons in the New World (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Treasures of the Spanish Main : shipwrecked galleons in the New World

Author: John Christopher Fine
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a story about the lust for gold and treasure,? writes John Christopher Fine. In the 1600s and 1700s, Spain dominated the oceans with its fleet of galleons. Coming from the New World, these ships filled their holds with gold, silver, and treasures beyond imagining. The seaway between Spain and the New World was dubbed?The Golden Highway.? On their journeys back across the seas, many ships were wrecked on  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Christopher Fine
ISBN: 1592287603 9781592287604
OCLC Number: 70265588
Description: viii, 184 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: The golden highway --
The 1622 fleet: the atocha and the santa margarita --
The concepcion --
The maravillas --
The shipwreck off jupiter beach --
The san jose: richest shipwreck in the world --
The 1715 fleet --
The 1733 fleet --
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Responsibility: text and photography by John Christopher Fine.
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A fascinating account of shipwrecks and the harrowing attempts to recover their sunken treasure.  Read more...

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