1800’s Pocket Watch Found in Shipwreck of SS Central America

 |  October 6th, 2014

In 1857, the SS Central America – traveling from San Francisco to New York — was shipwrecked about 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina. A strong hurricane not only doomed the ship, but also the 550 people on board, the 14,000 kilos of gold, passenger gold and jewelry – valued at well over a million dollars back in 1857. The ship had been nicknamed the Ship of Gold, and when it sank, it caused economic concerns in the…

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