Ship of gold in the deep blue sea

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September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century-until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term "treasure hunt," Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth's final frontier.
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subject_facet Central America (Ship), Electronic books, HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries, Shipwreck survival -- North Atlantic Ocean, Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc, TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / History
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title_full Ship of gold in the deep blue sea / Gary Kinder, Ship of gold in the deep blue sea [electronic resource] / Gary Kinder
title_short Ship of gold in the deep blue sea
topic_facet Electronic books, Shipwreck survival, Shipwrecks, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc