1857 Shipwreck Treasures
Released by Austin Rare Coins...
August of 1857,
400 passengers left the Vallejo Street Wharf in San
Francisco headed from the California GoldRush back
east, first by steamship to Panama, then over the
isthmus by railroad– and finally aboard the S.S. Central
America steamship headed for New York. Little
did these adventurers on board the "Ship of Gold"
realize they were headed toward a watery grave in
the Atlantic Ocean.
that tragic day in September of 1857, the mail steamship
S.S. Central America was battered by a fierce hurricane
off the coast of the Carolinas. Within a few hours, over 500 passengers and a treasure
ship full of gold sunk to a watery grave where they
remained buried beneath the Atlantic Ocean for the
next 130 years.
you have an interesting article? We will feature your
article with our compliments for you. All entries
will be screened by us before inserting. You may email
the information to us along with your complete contact