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

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck Cover Image
$18.00
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now

Description


From bestselling author Gary Kinder, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is a "ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea" (Washington Post), newly updated for this special 20th-anniversary edition.

In September 1857, the SS Central America, a steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, was caught in a hurricane two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. Despite the heroic efforts of the captain and his crew, the ship, over four hundred lives, and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It remains the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history. Combining historical adventure and scientific discovery, Gary Kinder re-creates the ill-fated voyage, and then tells the story of Tommy Thompson, a young engineer from Ohio who, in the 1980s, set out to be the first ever to work on the bottom of the deep ocean. As the target for his impossible quest, Thompson chose the wrecksite and fabled treasure of the Central America. Kinder chronicles Thompson's epic battles with naysayers, violent weather, experimental technology, the harsh environment of the deep ocean, and unscrupulous rival treasure hunters. The result is an extraordinary narrative of human drama, heroic rescue, scientific ingenuity, and individual courage.

About the Author


Gary Kinder is the author of the bestselling books Victim and Light Years. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters, where he has founded a technology company called WordRake, which creates editing software for writers and businesses.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802128928
ISBN-10: 0802128920
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 544
Language: English
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10pm-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10pm-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs