THE SEARCH FOR THE ATOCHA by Dr. Eugene Lyon
2220 - This is the remarkable story leading up to the discovery of one of the largest treasures ever found. The Nuestra Senora de Atocha.
DetailsIn 1622 the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank off the Florida Keys on its way from Havana to Spain. Since then men have dreamed of salvaging her amazing treasure of gold an silver. For more than three centuries, however, their dreams have ended in bitter, often tragic, failure. In the 1960s a man with an overwhelming will committed his life to the search. His name is Mel Fisher, and his own story has become a fascinating part of the Atocha saga. Raising money, developing new equipment, Fisher and his associates have also discovered the location of the sunken ship and her treasure. Most important, however, Fisher has never wavered in his quest, even when he has confronted with economic ruin, government challenges, legal setbacks and the tragic deaths of two members of his family as they tried to reach the dream. Author Dr. Eugene Lyon's research at the Archives of the Indies in Seville Spain played a major role in the successful conclusion of a 16 year search for the Spanish galleon Atocha. 416 pages. Illustrated.