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 USA. It was 130 years later, in 987 that the ship was discovered more than 7,000 feet down. The first expedition – funded with $22 million from investors – yielded loot that sold for more than $40 million. Unfortunately, the…

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