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Download Shipwreck: A Tale of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure ePub
  • ISBN 0750923458
  • ISBN13 978-0750923453
  • Author Dave Horner
  • Publisher Sutton Publishing Ltd; First Printing edition (November 18, 1999)
  • Pages 352
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  • Category Engineering
  • Subcategory Transportation
  • Size ePub 1667 kb
  • Size Fb2 1713 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 449

A story of smugglers, sinkings, survivors and salvors. Horner retraces the steps of Padre Diego Rivadeneira aboard the Capitana, who was shipwrecked three times in 1654, and goes on to tell how Horner and his colleagues discovered and salvaged the treasure of the Capitana.

Horner's book, Shipwreck, tells many tales.

Horner's book, Shipwreck, tells many tales. A sailor himself, Horner loves to melodramatize a maritime mishap, as when "The rigging clattered, the wind howled and shrieked like all the devils of hell.

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A graduate of the University of Virginia and Rutgers University, Dave Horner had become the youngest bank president in. .

A graduate of the University of Virginia and Rutgers University, Dave Horner had become the youngest bank president in Virginia by the age of thirty. He founded one of the first pro dive shops in the mid-Atlantic region and pioneered sport diving for treasure. He is a frequent speaker at Amelia Earhart Society events and a consultant for others seeking hidden treasure. Horner alternates living in Vero Beach, Florida, and the Maryland Eastern Shore with his wife.

Readers' hearts have long thrilled to gripping tales of golden galleons, tossed by gales and engaged in bloody battle and the frantic pursuit of treasure.

Select Format: Hardcover. Mass Market Paperback. Readers' hearts have long thrilled to gripping tales of golden galleons, tossed by gales and engaged in bloody battle and the frantic pursuit of treasure. ISBN13:9781574090840. Release Date:October 1999.

Shipwreck: A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure. 1574090844 (ISBN13: 9781574090840). Florida Book Award for General Non Fiction - Silver (2013).

BOOK 1: Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds The first ship sank off Ecuador and the second ship sank in the shallow waters of Little Bahama Bank

BOOK 1: Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds. The Tang Dynasty lasted from 618 . to 907 A,D, and is noted in Chinese history as a wealthy dynasty celebrated for encouraging the arts, especially poetry and ceramics, and for developing printing. Dave Horner, a diver and maritime historian, discovered the priest's diary in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville. The first ship sank off Ecuador and the second ship sank in the shallow waters of Little Bahama Bank. Some say that the sinking of the Maravillas sank the whole of Spain as well. But that's another story.

Shipwreck: A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure. p. 244. ISBN 9781574090840. Retrieved 2014-12-02. The Artillery Garden". Archived from the original on 2010-03-29.

A treasure ship sunk in battle more than 300 years ago has been .

A treasure ship sunk in battle more than 300 years ago has been discovered, according to the Colombian government. It may be worth billions. The court history recalls the tragedy: "Six hundred lives had been destroyed in an instant. Most of them, including Alegre, either were vaporized in the explosion or went to the bottom of the Caribbean with the tons of precious metal which had been destined to finance the killing of thousands more on the battlefields of Europe.

For example, treasure hunters try to find sunken shipwrecks and retrieve artifacts with market value. This industry is generally fueled by the market for antiquities. This industry is generally fueled by the market for antiquities

Talk about Shipwreck: A Tale of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure


Vrion
A well researched and historically informative work about two 17th-century Spanish treasure galleons, their tragic history and fate, and the story of the modern-day treasure hunters who found and salvaged them. Dave Horner did an excellent job in researching the background history of the two vessels in Spanish archival repositories, and writes passionately yet objectively about the men who lived and died on the high seas in their futile attempts to bring New World riches back to Spain. Horner also writes extensively on the modern-day saga of the finding and salvage of the two wrecks. The story told is one of intrigues, greed and deceit. Tragic as it may seem to some, one cannot help but smile as the events surrounding the search and discovery of the Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción, a.k.a. la Capitana, unfold. Set in Virginia, Florida and Ecuador, there are no clear winners, and Horner aptly entitles one of his chapters "Treasure is Trouble", something befitting the 17th-century Spaniards who met a tragic fate on the waters of Ecuador and the Bahamas,as well as the modern-day treasure hunters whose greed has brought them nothing but "trouble". A lesson to be learned... again.
Zeleence
Mr Horner does a good job of describing the attempts of a Spanish monk to get back to his homeland and the ememy attacks that he is forced to endure on his voyage. The descriptions that he gives of his modern day salvage adventures is also very interesting. A good read.
Golden freddi
I got this book because of my interest in stories about people surviving shipwrecks. The Padre, the subject of the book, survived THREE shipwrecks -- that alone makes the book worth reading. But the book is about a lot more than that.
Through it I learned about the beginnings of the world economy, monetary systems and even the development of Western political/ governing systems. All of that is provided as background to why things happened as they did during this remarkable saga. But even without that breadth of view, the story is astonishing and gripping. The primary source for the story is the diaries of the Padre and the author does such a great job, I really felt like I was reading a book BY the Padre.
I read the book a couple years ago and have read others because of the interests it ignited. But nothing has come close to being as interesting, as gripping or as broad in world view. Even after three or four years, it's still vivid and I actively recommend it to friends. To me, it is an unheralded masterpiece.
Winotterin
Immaculate research and superb translations from Spanish archive material turn this into both a scholarly research vehicle and a concise history of the Spanish colonies and the Treasure Fleets.
A good part of the narrative is in the words of a Spanish Padre sent out to Chile to minister to the colonists; this tells us first-hand of the vast mountains of silver that were being exported from South America, and of the nepotism, greed, dishonesty and cowardice that seems to be the product of any get-rich-quick scheme - and Spain had more than its fair share in the 16th & 17th Centuries. The rest of the story is supported by quotes from sailors and court officials, while Mr.Horner fleshes out the story with historical facts and some surmise - the many notes are detailed as appendix and are not intrusive, while there is other useful information contained in other appendices.
Our Padre seems unusually unlucky in being shipwrecked twice, and on the way home the fleet is ambushed in sight of Cadiz and he, along with two ships and 4 million pesos (38 cartloads!) are captured in a brilliantly described battle that Hornblower would be proud of.
However, he lives to tell the tale; his memoirs are so detailed that we have a better idea of the actual wealth contained in the treasure fleet than the manifests admit - also the position of the wrecks is so well decribed that Mr.Horner was able to locate the sites and recover valuable artifacts (and of course, silver).
As a bonus, we are treated to a superb description of the daringly successful 1657 British attack on the treasure fleet holed-up in Santa Cruz, in which the whole Spanish fleet was destroyed, with the loss of no ships and only 60 men on the British side. This effectively crippled Spanish hopes of sea-rule and bankrupted Seville.
The final chapter warns us of the perils of dealing with the red-tape and gung-ho journalism that inevitably accompanies any salvage, not to mention the thievery when there is treasure involved.
A very worthwhile read. ****
Wrathshaper
Even with my readers the print is too small to read!
Danrad
Very well researched, well sourced non-fiction book of several Spanish galleon shipwrecks and the endeavors, both contemporaneously and modern, to recover the lost gold and silver.
Brick my own
If you love shipwrecks, maritime history or the thought of being a treasure hunter- this book is for you! As the Vice President of the Underwater Archeaological Society of Chicago, my passion is shipwrecks and their history. This book is a must for your reading collection!!!
Gave this to my Father in law for Father' s Day. He loves to read books. There are interesting pictures and he loves to read about sunken treasure.