Treasure hunters recover more than 60 pounds of gold from 157-year-old shipwreck off South Carolina coast
By GCRU Gold News on Tuesday, May 6 2014, 10:03 - Permalink
An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the nation's worst maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold - the first gold recovered from the wreck in almost a quarter century.
The S.S. Central America was bringing gold back from the California when it sank in a hurricane claiming 425 lives. In addition, thousands of pounds of gold went to the bottom aboard the 280-foot, side-wheel steamship.