Shipwrecked: North of Forty

Shipwrecked: North of Forty

Shipwrecked: North of Forty is a window into the fascinating undersea world of a career treasure hunter. Capt. Robert MacKinnon, professional diver and maritime salvor, takes you along with him into the waters off mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and New England to the final resting place of hundreds of colonial era ships, some having wrecked on our shores as far back as the 1500s. You will experience with him the anticipation of finding treasure lost for hundreds of years and the excitement of finding a Spanish galleon that was never even recorded. Share the thrill of finding precious gems and ornate china, or picking up a 'pine tree shilling' dated 1652, one of the first coins to be minted in the English Americas. Capt. MacKinnon expertly relates the history of many of the tragic maritime events that took place along our shores, then vividly relates his own personal story of finding these shipwrecks and their treasures.
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Shipwrecked: North of Forty is a window into the fascinating undersea world of a career treasure hunter. Capt. Robert MacKinnon, professional diver and maritime salvor, takes you along with him into the waters off mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and New England to the final resting place of hundreds of colonial era ships, some having wrecked on our shores as far back as the 1500s. You will experience with him the anticipation of finding treasure lost for hundreds of years and the excitement of finding a Spanish galleon that was never even recorded. Share the thrill of finding precious gems and ornate china, or picking up a 'pine tree shilling' dated 1652, one of the first coins to be minted in the English Americas. Capt. MacKinnon expertly relates the history of many of the tragic maritime events that took place along our shores, then vividly relates his own personal story of finding these shipwrecks and their treasures.
Robert MacKinnon (CA)
Robert MacKinnon felt the strong draw of the sea very early in life. Learning to scuba dive at age sixteen, he went on for over the next half century to become world renowned for his discoveries of shipwreck treasure. His discoveries are displayed at Halifax's Maritime Museum of the Atlantic along with many other such institutions the world over. The author is credited with finding some of the rarest gold and silver coins to be minted in the early Americas during the colonial period. The rarest being a staggering collection of silver coins minted in New England referred to in numismatic circles as the 1652 Massachusetts Silver series, discovered on a shipwreck lost in 1711 at Scatarie Island. His story is one of high adventure, dangerous seas, thrilling underwater locations, of pirate diplomacy in a modern context and the frustrations of dealing with unyielding, unrelenting bureaucrats.
Page length 254
Publication date (yyyymmmdd) 20181102
Publisher Nimbus Publishing
ISBN: 9781926448251

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