Selected Bibliography

Selected Bibliography for Florida Shipwrecks

Berg, Daniel. Florida Shipwrecks: The Diver's Guide to Shipwrecks Around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys. Baldwin, New York: Aqua Explorers, 1991.

de San Miguel, Fray Andrés. An Early Florida Adventure Story. Translated by John H. Hann. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2000.

Gould, Richard A. Archaeology and the Social History of Ships. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Lenihan, Daniel J. and John D. Brooks. Underwater Wonders of the National Parks. Oakland, California: Compass American Guides, 1998.

Marx, Robert F. Shipwrecks of the Western Hemisphere: 1492-1825. New York: D. McKay Co, 1975.

Shepard, Birse. Lore of the Wreckers. Boston: Beacon Press, 1961.

Singer, Steven D. Shipwrecks of Florida: A Comprehensive Listing. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, 1998.

Children's Literature

Blackman, Steve. Ships and Shipwrecks. New York: Franklin Watts, 1993.

Delgado, James P. Native American Shipwrecks. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------. Shipwrecks from the Westward Movement. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------.Wrecks of American Warships. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

Smith, K.C. Ancient Shipwrecks. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------. Exploring for Shipwrecks. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------. Shipwrecks of the Explorers. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

Please Remember

When diving, always display the "diver down" flag and use mooring buoys to prevent anchor damage to the wreck sites. Brochures and laminated underwater field guides are available from dive shops for many of the shipwrecks included in this travel itinerary.

All of the shipwreck sites mentioned in this travel itinerary are historic properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As with all historic and archeological sites on public uplands or submerged bottomlands, the shipwreck sites are protected by Federal and/or Florida laws that forbid disturbance, excavation or removal of artifacts without proper authorization. Living coral also are protected by law in Florida and must not be disturbed. Violators of Federal and/or Florida laws are subject to prosecution. For information about Florida's requirements, contact:

Bureau of Archaeological Research
Division of Historical Resources
Florida Department of State
500 South Bronough St .
Tallahassee , FL 32399-0250

Last updated: September 7, 2017


  • Site Index