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Egend for over a centuryIn the s a young engineer from Ohio set out to do what no one not even the US 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 Central America in eight thousand feet of water and in October they sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasu I read this book because I saw it as a recommendation from my newspaper for a good read during the COVID 19 stay at home situation I did no

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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

Originally published in and a best seller in its hardcover and paperback publications Gary Kinders Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea 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 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 l Good read packed full of details However the minute details of the fund raising was a bit much but was able to read through wo skipping it IM

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Re gold coins bars nuggets and dust plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes newspapers books journals and even an intact cigar sealed under water for years Life magazine called it the greatest treasure ever foundGary Kinder tells an extraordinary tale of history human drama heroic rescue scientific ingenuity and individual courage Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is a testament to the human will to triumph over adversity It is also a great American adventure story of the opening of Earths last fronti Wonderful wonderful adventure of real life uest


9 thoughts on “Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

  1. says:

    A great story fatally flawed by the author’s hero worship of Tommy Thompson Thompson now sits in jail after being on the run for years and leaving investors empty handed What really happened That’s a story worth writingThere’s much about Thompson that should have raised red flags The secrecy Total control Staffing top positions with his longtime friends Ceaseless “genius” PR that would have made Elizabeth Holmes blushThe vaunte

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    Good read packed full of details However the minute details of the fund raising was a bit much but was able to read through wo skipping it IMO Tommy Thompson was a highly skilled innovative engineer w a touch of OCDHe documented every aspect of the recovery then vanished w the gold Tragic end to a brilliant career He could have been the Go

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    In a story that spans 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 ThompsonThe book begins with the historical

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    I read this book because I saw it as a recommendation from my newspaper for a good read during the COVID 19 stay at home situation  I did no further research on the book before I downloaded it and started reading

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  6. says:

    This is a very interesting book giving an insight into the background of a shipwreck and the recovery of part of its cargo It should be read in

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    Wonderful wonderful adventure of real life uest

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    Item just as expected; safely and swiftly packaged and with an excellent pricing too so absolutely nothing to co

  9. says:

    My husband and I read this out loud to each other over the course of a winter It is a great read