The half-city-block long sidewheeler, S.S. Brother Jonathan, struck an uncharted reef in 1865 off Northern California. Sinking underneath the seas in 45 minutes, the ship took down with her multi-million-dollars of newly minted gold coins and bullion. Only 19 hardy souls survived out of 244 people on board, including a near “who’s who” of the famous personalities of the times. Although tantalizingly close to land and despite countless attempts to locate the ship and its gold, the ship’s location remained a secret for over 125 years--that is, until a band of underfunded adventurers used different assumptions and found it and its treasures. Not only did Deep Sea Research bring up over 1000 near-invaluable gold coins, it also found trouble, including a historic maritime decision by the U.S. Supreme Court over who owned the treasure--and what was still there.Biographie de l'auteur :
Dennis M. Powers was a full-time attorney specializing in business law before turning his concentration to writing nearly three decades ago. He is the author of fifteen published nonfiction books, among other publications, along with different fictional, poetry, magazine, and newspaper works. A graduate of the Harvard Business School, he is the Professor Emeritus of Business Law at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, where he resides with his wife, Judy, two cats, and libraries of books. Among his other maritime history books are The Raging Sea, Sentinel of the Seas, Tales of the Seven Seas and Taking the Sea.
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Description du livre Sea Ventures Press. Paperback. État : Brand New. second edition, updated and expanded edition. 428 pages. 9.25x6.13x1.07 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk0615962440