Do you love a sunken shipwreck story? I find them particularly interesting especially if they happened in the 1800’s. This is an intriguing story and the pictures of the treasure are fun to look at.
In 1857, during the dwindling years of the California Gold Rush, a steamship loaded with some 30,000 pounds (13,600 kilograms) of gold was ensnared in a hurricane and sunk off the coast of South Carolina, banishing gold bars and freshly minted coins to the bottom of the sea. Last month, during a reconnaissance expedition to the wreckage of the so-called “Ship of Gold,” more than 60 lbs. (27 kg) of the lost treasure was recovered. Click here to learn more.