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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck | Gary Kinder
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Ship of Gold tells the story of the sinking of the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, two hundred miles off the Carolina coast in September 1857. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century. In the 1980s, a young engineer from Ohio set out to do what no one, not even the United States Navy, had been able to do: establish a working presence on the deep-ocean floor and open it to science, archaeology, history, medicine, and recovery. The SS Central America became the target of his project. After years of intensive efforts, Tommy Thompson and the Columbus-America Discovery Group found the SS Central America in eight thousand feet of water, and in October 1989 they sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. Gary Kinder tells this extraordinary tale of history, human drama, heroic rescue, scientific ingenuity, and individual courage.
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CrowCAH
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#Movie2BookRecs #DeepImpact #LetterD

Sunken treasure in the deep has an impact on the USA.

Klou Great job!! 2w
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Orbeck33
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I have so much to say about this book. I don't read a lot of non-fiction but this really grabbed me. It's an amazing story although I felt the writing dragged at times and I wish I could edit some of the repetitiveness. Overall a gripping story.

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todd
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History, heroics, science, seemingly impossible odds, and tons of gold. The court's closing statement sums it up well "...their story is a paradigm of American initiative, ingenuity, and determination."

Orbeck33 Now reading! Stay tuned for review... 6y
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todd
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Loved this!

jeff This book sounds great. 6y
todd Without exaggeration, it has it all. @jefflebl 6y
jeff Trade you Unfinished World for Ship of Gold on next visit. 6y
Orbeck33 Todd cannot stop raving about this book. I can't wait until he's done so I can read it. 6y
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todd
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My childhood fantasy of deep sea exploration for lost treasure in book form. Thanks @kaitlyn for saving two bags of literary treasures on the street that now make up a substantial portion of our office library.

SGJ Did not know about this one. Thanks. My childhood dreaming as well. Also adult. 6y
todd @SGJ - I'm about 200 pages in - edge of the seat stuff from the very beginning. Hope you enjoy it. 6y
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