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Civil War Gold

Civil War Gold
56:42 | 2004

Categories: Documentary, History

Deep within the dark recesses of the Atlantic Ocean rest the remains of the celebrated steamship S.S. Republic-and a staggering fortune in gold and silver coins. The ship and its extraordinary cargo-worth over $75 million in today's market sank in a furious hurricane while en route to New Orleans in 1865. The fabled steamship has eluded discovery...until now. The team of deep ocean explorers and excavators from Odyssey Marine Exploration has located the ship and with it, the promise of an immense treasure. This ship's amazing cargo of gold and artifacts provides an intimate glimpse of the many opportunities the postwar South offered to those hardy enough to journey there. The captivating story of the discovery, and that of the ill-fated crew and passengers of the Republic, is chronicled in this fascinating film.


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