Treasure Fever, Fraud, and Sunken Riches

By John Amrhein, Jr. witness and SEA, Ltd. investor It was 1980 when I began my search for the Spanish warship, La Galga, which ran ashore on Assateague Island, Virginia, on September 5, 1750. After two years of research, I … Continue reading

The Case of H.M.S. Fowey: A Warship no more

H.M.S. Fowey, a British navy frigate of 44 guns, was wrecked in Biscayne Bay, June 26, 1748. After suffering the indignity of shipwreck at the hands of Mother Nature, the Fowey was stripped of her identity as a ship of … Continue reading

Another sunken treasure hoax off the Delaware Coast

The Delaware coast is the graveyard for hundreds of shipwrecks. For centuries, ships coming in and out of Delaware Bay have had to run the gauntlet of treacherous sand bars, ocean currents, unpredictable weather and even pirates. In 1985, the … Continue reading

Schooner sinks with $270,000 in gold and silver off the Delaware Capes

That was the headline news in 1810. But before you grab your SCUBA gear you need to do your research. Captain Tucker left New York on board the Hummingbird in late summer of 1810 in his schooner, Hummingbird, destined for … Continue reading