Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure


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About the Book

From aerial survey to zoology, Part I of this two-part encyclopedia covers all aspects of underwater archeology, treasure hunting and salvaging. For example, entries are included for different types of artifacts, notable treasure hunters, the various salvaging equipment, and techniques in mapping and excavating.
Part II covers the shipwrecks themselves, dividing them into 13 geographical categories. Beginning with the northernmost category (Canada) and ending with the southernmost (South America), every known shipwreck—both identified and unidentified—receives an entry in alphabetical order under its appropriate geographical category. Entries are by name, such as Andrea Gail, Titanic, and Queen Ann’s Revenge. Unidentified is used when a shipwreck’s name remains unknown. Entries give the nationality (e.g., Spanish, British, American), type (schooner, frigate, brig are three), function (examples: slave transportation, piracy, fishing), location and history of the shipwreck.

About the Author(s)

Victoria Sandz is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed officer. She lives in Newark, Ohio.

The late Robert F. Marx was an archeologist. He lived in Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Victoria Sandz with Robert F. Marx
Format: softcover (7 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 129 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2006 [2001]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2902-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5074-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

Part I: Dictionary      3
Part II: The Shipwrecks      51

The Bahamas      51
Bermuda      70
Canada      77
Cayman Islands      86
Cuba      88

Florida      104
Hispaniola      133
Jamaica      139
Lesser Antilles      151
Puerto Rico      177
South America      179
The United States      190
Virgin Islands      221

Index      227

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Each entry includes the ship’s name, nationality, type, and function, along with the location and a generally brief description of the wreck…extensive index…covers more lesser-known shipwrecks [than the competition]…useful…recommended”—Booklist
  • “Will whet the appetites of treasure divers around the world”—ARBA
  • “The book reflects thorough research and the expertise of well-qualifies authors…fascinating and informative”—Catholic Library World