Ship of Gold within the Deep Blue Sea: The Historical past and Discovery of the World’s Richest Shipwreck
(as of Jun 20,2021 00:30:24 UTC – Particulars)
September 1875. With practically 600 passengers getting back from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank 2 hundred miles off the Carolina coast. Greater than 4 hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold had been misplaced. It was a tragedy misplaced in legend for greater than a century—till an excellent younger engineer named Tommy Thompson got down to discover the wreck.
Pushed by scientific curiosity and resentful of the time period “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean ground utilizing historic accounts, cutting-edge sonar expertise, and an underwater robotic of his personal design. Navigating grasping buyers, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage group, Thompson lastly situated the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk together with her recovered treasure: gold cash, bars, nuggets, and dirt, plus steamer trunks full of interval garments, newspapers, books, and journals.
An ideal American journey story, Ship of Gold within the Deep Blue Sea can also be a captivating account of the science, expertise, and engineering that opened Earth’s closing frontier, offering “white-knuckle studying, as thrilling as something . . . in The Excellent Storm” (Los Angeles Occasions E-book Assessment).
“A posh, bittersweet historical past of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Leisure Weekly
“A ripping true story of hazard and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Submit
“What a yarn! . . . Should you signal on for the cruise, go in understanding that you simply’re going to overlook meals and numerous sleep.” —Newsweek