silver, gold coins and more at SS Central America shipwreck
site by Jo-Lynn Brown
- Digital Producer- Tampa Bay Business Journal | July 18, 2014
Odyssey Marine Exploration
Inc. has recovered more than 13,500 silver and gold coins,
and gold ingots, or oblong blocks, from the SS Central America.
The Central American ship was a California
Gold Rush ship that was caught in a hurricane in 1857 and
sank 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina, according
to a statement.
Odyssey has been working since April under
contract to Ira Owen Kane, the receiver for Recovery Limited
Partnership, the court-appointed salvor-in-possession of
the SS Central America shipwreck, the statement said.