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In 1857, the Central America, a sidewheel steamer laden with gold from the California Gold Rush and carrying six hundred passengers and crew, sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. 131 years later, it was recovered by a team led by the inventor, Tommy Thompson, who mastered the art—and science—of deep-sea recovery.

The narrative of SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA leaps back and forth between first-hand accounts of two human dramas: the vessel’s demise and the fascinating tale of Thompson and his recovery team.

Combining elements of "Titanic" and The Perfect Storm, SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA brings both the loss of the Central America and its recovery vividly to life.

"One of the greatest scientific adventure stories of our time. . . . Truly fascinating . . . a tribute to good, old fashioned American ingenuity and grit-with a big dose of Titanic-like adventure to boot. . . . [A] well-told tale." --Kirkus Reviews

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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder

Copyright © 1998 Gary Kinder

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