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Treasure Hunter: Diving for Gold on North America's Death Coast
     

Treasure Hunter: Diving for Gold on North America's Death Coast

by Robert MacKinnon
 

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For over four decades, world-renowned diver and treasure hunter Captain Robert MacKinnon has reclaimed sunken caches from the dangerous shallow waters along Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast. Known as the Death Coast for its treacherous reefs and violent currents, the rocky bottom is layered with shipwrecks and untold riches.

In short, a

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For over four decades, world-renowned diver and treasure hunter Captain Robert MacKinnon has reclaimed sunken caches from the dangerous shallow waters along Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast. Known as the Death Coast for its treacherous reefs and violent currents, the rocky bottom is layered with shipwrecks and untold riches.

In short, a treasure hunter’s paradise.

The shipwrecks in these rough waters can be piled three deep, and some date back to the 1700s. Braving powerful currents, deadly storms, and jagged reefs, Captain MacKinnon and his diving teams strap on their gear and zip up their wet suits to plunge into frigid waters in their search for gold and silver coins, bullion, and historical artifacts.

In Treasure Hunter, Robert MacKinnon recounts the risks and challenges—both nautical and legal—in exploring shipwrecks dating back to the War of 1812 and before the Revolutionary War. As he salvages the secrets of the sea, MacKinnon vividly captures the excitement of discovery and conveys his passion for preservation in the still-developing field of underwater archeology.

A compelling chronicle of modern-day adventure, Treasure Hunter is a fascinating voyage into an amazing undersea world.

Editorial Reviews

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"Treasure Hunter is a no holds barred plunge into the cold, rough waters of Nova Scotia in search of shipwrecks. Bob MacKinnon takes the reader on a fascinating voyage of history, discovery and battles with bureaucrats as only a seasoned explorer could. From armchair adventurer to experienced professional, all will enjoy this read."—Bob Cembrola, Curator of Maritime History, U.S. Naval War College

"A beautifully written book that really captures the excitement, the fun, and the frustrations of diving for treasure...This story is a rollercoaster ride through multiple successes, betrayals, and tons of treasure. Seriously, I loved this book, and these guys are the real deal."—John Chatterton, professional diver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101580967
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
606,267
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Treasure Hunter is a no-holds-barred plunge into the cold, rough waters of Nova Scotia in search of shipwrecks. Bob McKinnon takes the reader on a fascinating voyage of history, discovery, and battles with bureaucrats as only a seasoned explorer could. From armchair adventurer to experienced professional, all will enjoy this read.”— Bob Cembrola, curator of Maritime History, U.S. Naval War College

Meet the Author

Robert MacKinnon is a world-renowned diver and treasure hunter. He lives in Nova Scotia.

Dallas Murphy is the author of the novels Lover Man, Lush Life, Don’t Explain, and Apparent Wind, and the nonfiction books about the ocean Rounding the Horn, To Follow the Water, and Plain Sailing. Visit his website at www.dallasmurphy.com.

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