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2020-10-16 21:48:00

The Ship of Gold: Interview with Rick Tomaska and Dwight Manley

The sidewheel steamer, SS Central America, commonly referred to as the “Ship of Gold,” has gained a reputation as the most significant shipwreck to occur in United States history. The vessel was known primarily for its crucial role in transporting prospectors and thousands of pounds of California gold to and from the West Coast during the California Gold Rush. The SS Central America was an integral part of expanding our nation’s wealth in the 1850s.