R/V Arctic Discoverer
1958 - 2013


Americas Lost Treasure
Tommy Thompson

First Edition
Hard Cover

Brand New!

Very limited quantity! This is the first edition printing of Tommy Thompson's "Americas Lost Treasure". This book was a national best seller. These 1998 copies are brand new, never used. They were discovered in a climate controlled storage unit owned by Tommy Thompson and the Columbus America Discovery Group. I have a limited number, they are in pristine condition and were found still packaged in the shipping boxes from the distributor. Apparently these books were destined for a store or museum featuring the treasure found on the SS Central America, but it never came to be. So, after nearly two decades in storage, they are finally offered to collectors of memorabilia and treasure hunting artifacts.

Please note that these are the hard to find first edition, first printing copies with the original cover (compare to other newer covers to see the difference).

This books tells the story of the history of the 1849 gold rush, the SS Central America, the Columbus America Discovery Group and the efforts of Tommy Thompson to research, locate, build the ship, Arctic Discoverer and his robot NEMO and retrieve over 3 tons of California gold after over 130 years sitting on the ocean floor at close to 8,000 ft. deep. It tells the adventure, tragedy and bravery of the men and women of the SS Central America and the drive of Thompson and his crew to recover the SS Central America.

Written by the man that started it all, Tommy Thompson.

194 pages, hard cover, large coffee table style book.
Dozens and dozens of high quality gloss photos of the ships, artifacts, treasure, the crew and much more.

$58.50 + $5.50 shipping in the continental USA.


I combine shipping on multiple orders. Contact me for an adjusted invoice. RickJacquot@gmail.com