Recovered SS Central America Gold

For centuries, just as the spectre of gold has whetted man's imagination, so too has the allure, romance and excitement of sunken treasure. In September 1857, the SS Central America was caught in a vicious hurricane and sent to her watery grave a mile and a half beneath the furious waves of the Atlantic Ocean; with her went hopes, dreams and a vast fortune in gold. While some of the story of her loss is etched in sorrow, it is also imbued with nineteenth-century gallantry, bravado, and heroism of the first order