Friday, 24 August 2012

Treasure Hunter Sought by Authorities

Tommy G. Thompson [...] promised huge returns to investors who backed his search for the SS Central America, which was dubbed in maritime lore as the “Ship of Gold.” The 280-foot ship sank during a hurricane off the North Carolina coast in 1857, taking 425 souls and up to 21 tons of gold to the ocean floor some 8,000 feet deep. [...] When Thompson, an ocean engineer by trade, announced his Columbus, Ohio-based team had found the wreck in 1988, his gleeful backers awaited a big payday. It never came [...].
Joshua Rhett Miller, 'Treasure hunter who found 'Ship of Gold' now sought by US Marshals', Fox news August 23, 2012

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