The Treasures of the Spanish Main : Spanish Shipwrecked Galleons in the New World

By: Fine, John Christopher

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This is a story about the lust for gold and treasure," Fine writes. In the 1600s and 1700s, Spain dominated the oceans with its fleet of galleons. Coming to the New World, these ships filled their holds with gold and 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 were wrecked on reefs or destroyed by hurricanes. The watery depths now hold their treasures. Today, treasure divers seek their fortunes by attempting--sometimes successfully, sometimes fatally--to retrieve these hordes of riches. In Treasures of the Spanish Main, readers relive each voyage of long ago as well as witness the modern wreck diver's efforts to extract their secrets.
Included are:
The 1622 fleet * The "Concepcion" * The "Maravillas" * The Shipwreck off Jupiter Beach * The "San Jose" * the 1715 Fleet * and the 1733 Fleet
The voyages of centuries ago come alive with Fine's excellent historical detail. Readers will experience the wild storms and the results of unfortunate choices made by long-ago sailors. The eccentric treasure hunters of today, along with those of the past, create a mosaic of suspense and drama on the high seas.
A must for everyone interested in pirates, treasure, sailing, history, or just plain fun.

Title: The Treasures of the Spanish Main : Spanish Shipwrecked Galleons in the New World

Author Name: Fine, John Christopher

Categories: Underwater Archaeology,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Guildford, Lyons Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 1-59228-760-3

ISBN Number 13: 9781592287604

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: New

Size: Small Oversize

Seller ID: 036311

Description: Illustrated.