DetailsA readable, involving text, paired with attractive watercolor illustrations focuses on the history and fate of the NUESTRA SENORA DE. The ATOCHA is a 17th century Spanish galleon that sank during a hurricane off the coast of Florida. The book details the history of the wreck and the many attempts to salvage her, culminating in the 1985 operation that netted one of the most lucrative treasures ever found. The Atocha is only the story: along the way readers also discover a tremendous amount of information about salvage operations, the history of diving, the restoration and preservation of wrecks and much more. Ages 6 - 10. Colorful Illustrations.