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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 Item just as expected safely and swiftly packaged and with an excellent pricing too so absolutely nothing to complain about We re very pleased and would recommend this vendor again Thank you

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

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 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 the knowledge that it was editedapproved by one of the main characters and therefore gives a rather glowing account of his Tommy Thompson s exploits

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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 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 vaunted recovery technology by some accounts left 95% at the bottom It s still a mystery how much was found and where the proceeds went Thompson likely paid off his lackeys I m talking to you Bob Evans but even some of the crew got nothing The whole episode needs a fresh set of unbiased eyes


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 contro

  2. says:

    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 account of the SS Central America a ship making the run from Panama to the US east coast bringing people and gold from the California Gold Rush that sank in a hurricane in 1857 It's an extremely well w

  3. says:

    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 but I remember thinking why have I not heard of this book I had not read any of the reviews beforehand I was surprised to see the copyright date of 1998 when I did open the e book Why would this old of a book be a recommendation

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    great read gold gold gold

  5. 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 the knowledge that it was editedapproved by one of the main characters and therefore gives a rather glowing account of his Tommy Thompson's exploits

  6. says:

    Wonderful wonderful adventure of real life uest

  7. says:

    Item just as expected; safely and swiftly packaged and with an excellent pricing too so absolutely nothing to complain about We're very pleased and would recommend this vendor again Thank you

  8. says:

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

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