LOST BELOW—New Book about Shipwrecks, Plane Wrecks, Submerged Sites and Ruins of the South

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Posted by Steve Lawson on June 28, 2009 at 19:17:24:

Lost Below, by David Finnern is a new book featuring the Southwest’s most intriguing shipwrecks, sunken aircraft, submerged ruins and undersea treasures. It features stories about local shipwrecks such as the Winfield Scott, the Monfalcone (aka Gambler), the Valiant, Elsie I, Melrose, Ningpo, Monte Carlo, and the Newbern. Plane wrecks include the Avenger off Anacapa, an unknown wreck off Isla Chuenque, Mexico, and a search for a seaplane off Avalon. Steamers and river ports of the Colorado are included, including an expedition to the forgotten site of Port Isabel at the mouth of the Colorado River in Mexico.

David Finnern is an award winning author with hundreds of articles in Skin Diver, Immersed, Western and Eastern Treasures, California Diving News, Underwater USA, and others. He is a former president of the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles, the California Wreck Divers and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Lost Below is 108 pages long and features over 200 photographs of the most fascinating sunken historical treasures of the Southwest and true adventure of exploration and discovery. It is available for $19.95 from Monterey Publications at montereypubs.com

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