Deepest shipwreck salvage [North America]
Last updated: May 23, 2018 at 18:36 pm
2,200 m (7,218 ft) — SS Central America. The ship carrying an estimated one billion dollars in gold coins and bullion sank off the Carolina coast in 1857. The Columbus America Discovery Group began the search and salvage of the wreck in 1986. Odyssey Marine Exploration was selected to complete the salvage in 2014 after the initial recovery only excavated an estimated 5% of the ship’s valuable contents. The deepest observation of a Greenland shark was recorded during the first salvage operation.