Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of SS Brother Jonathan

Dennis M. Powers
Citadel Press Books (2006)
ISBN 0806527471

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (3/07) …..

Treasure Ship is the story behind the story of the legend of SS Brother Jonathan. The story is written in three parts. Part one establishes the background and history of this fabled ship from the date of it’s launching in 1850. Information was extracted by tracing the ownership and history of the ship from the ship’s logs. Powers details the many ownership changes, the ship’s transport utilization, near disasters, and the excitement of the California gold rush.

Part two establishes background information on the survivors, the search for Brother Jonathan over a time period of over 150 years. Powers also introduces a glimpse into the subjects of Numismatics, deep-sea research, and the community within Crescent City, California.

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