Category archives for discoveries

Greatest Shipwreck Discovery?

We keep reading superlatives connected with shipwreck discoveries. Are they true? Part is undoubtedly hype. Some companies release PR with bogus or over-reaching claims, hoping to increase public interest and raise the market value of both the salvaged artifacts and their company’s stock. Such claims make great headlines, so newspapers are eager to publish them. But, a […]

Treasure From Russian Revolution Found In St. Petersburg Mansion

A hoard of treasure consisting of jewelry and silver services bearing the names & crests of Russian nobility has been found hidden in Russian mansion. Such treasures have been hidden in almost every war, civil unrest, or armed rebellion throughout history. When families are dispersed, and the only person knowing the secrets is imprisoned, killed […]

Hoard of Italian Renaissance Silver Coins found on Greek Island

A hoard of fifty something Venetian, 14th century, silver coins in a small pot has been found by construction workers at Sagri on Naxos. Naxos was one of the Greek islands ruled by Venice from the 15th century to the early 18th century and the largest island (429 km2 (166 sq mi)) in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It was […]

Senator McConnell’s Change in Political Office Bodes Well for Hunley

I just learned that on March 12, 2012, Senator Glenn McConnell became the new Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. That was actually a major step down in power for the senator who was head of the South Carolina senate and arguably the most powerful man in South Carolina. The change in job & title was not […]

Are we set for an Undersea Gold Rush?

Share on Facebook Is there another Gold Rush coming? Will this one be underwater in search of shipwrecks and their treasures? Major shipwreck treasure discoveries have been made in recent years. The technology needs to get better, but the fact is, we can now find and salvage shipwrecks in almost any part of the seas. […]

Discovery of the “real Rhett Butler”

Share on Facebook George Alfred Trenholm, Blockade Runner & Banker This article is about George Alfred Trenholm and my discovery and research proving he was the historical figure behind Margaret Mitchell’s fictional Rhett Butler in “Gone With The Wind.” Why literary scholars and other historians hadn’t seen the link previously still mystifies me, but the […]