Sunken ship gold recovered off SC

Monday, May 5, 2014 12:32 PM
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — An expedition to recover the remaining treasure from the wreck of a 19th-century steamship off South Carolina has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold.

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Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Florida, announced Monday the gold was recovered during a reconnaissance dive on the wreck of the S.S. Central America last month.

An expedition is expected to be on site until late summer recovering the rest of the gold from the ship that yielded about $50 million a quarter century ago before legal entanglements shut down the recovery.

Investors in Ohio said they provided money for the initial expedition but never received any return. An Ohio judge cleared the way for the new expedition in March.

The Central America sank in an 1857 hurricane about 160 miles off South Carolina.

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Bizkit 05/05/14 - 03:49 pm
Hey wait that was a family

Hey wait that was a family member's fortune he lost years ago-after he lost everything he committed suicide. Oh the family tales of the SS Central America and my great, great, granddad's lost fortune. So the family fortune has been recovered and now I just gotta clam it. Oh to be so lucky. Weave a pretty good tale-I could run for precidente of the United stats of america cause I'm such a good liar.

Gage Creed
Gage Creed 05/05/14 - 08:23 pm
^ Or at least Secretary of

^ Or at least Secretary of State!

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