Civil War Gold

Categories: Documentary, History
56min | 2004
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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Topics: Searching For Gold, Ship Wrecks, Mystery, Fascinating Places, War, Biography, Politics, Social Issues, Atlantic Ocean, Discovery
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Roger Beeman
Roger Beeman
April 6, 2014
A+
A very interesting film that brings a period of Civil War history to life.
Brian Culler
Brian Culler
January 25, 2014
A
bobbie
bobbie
December 4, 2013
A
William Thompson
William Thompson
November 9, 2013
A
Marcie
Marcie
October 1, 2013
A
Tim
Tim
July 8, 2013
A-
Herman Johnson
Herman Johnson
January 20, 2013
Love the treasure hunt angle, and I hope they get rich from it. But just watch, there will be a bunch of Government agency's, and Lawyers involved, to where after the dust settles, they will be lucky to have any thing left. There are people out there (I don't know how many) feel that sunken treasure should be left right where it is and not be disturbed. Most Governments think that they own it. Even here in the U.S. most States have what they call Antiquities Law, where if you find any thing of Value, on land or in State Waters, they are entitled to half. I haven't read all their laws to find out if that is after expenses, or before. But I think it is before. Like if it costs you two million to find a treasure worth one million, the State gets a half million. What the U.S. Government think they are entitled to in this find, will remain to be seen. All I want to say, is God Bless You, Odyssey Marine Exploration, your are going to need it. The reason I am saying that, is look at what they did to Mel Fisher.
Gloria Tanner
Gloria Tanner
December 10, 2012
where's my share?
Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers
December 5, 2012
"the people" how profound are we?
Emelife Hamy King
Emelife Hamy King
December 4, 2012
Stolen treasure from the people...