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Caesar Bermuda shipwreck treasure hunting metal detector with scuba       Caesar shipwreck bottles Bermuda  

By Capt. Dan Berg

Photos: Dan Berg explorers the Caesar Wreck with a metal detector. Divers with water dredge and bottles from the Caesar. Courtesy Peter Phillips. Below Bermuda wreck series postage stamps. Courtesy Postmaster General. Mellon Bottle recovered from the Caesar Shipwreck. Courtesy Teddy Tucker.

The English brig, Caesar, was built at Cumberland, Co., Durham, in 1814. On May 17, 1818, while en route from Shields, England, to Baltimore, she was wrecked on a Bermuda reef. The following is taken from Lloyd's List of July 3, 1818. "The Caesar, Richardson, of and from Newcastle to Baltimore, was lost on a reef of rocks off the West End of Bermuda on 17th May. Part of the cargo saved with damage. Spars, rigging etc. also saved" At the time of her demise, she was under the command of Captain James Richardson, with a crew of seven and a cargo of grindstones, medicine vials, decorated flasks, grandfather clock parts, glassware, white, red and black lead oxide, and a marble cornice for a Baltimore church.

This wreck was salvaged by Teddy Tucker, but even today divers will still find large grindstones, glassware and bottles on the site. She rests in a 35 foot deep sand pocket on the southwest side of the island.

The information listed above was taken with permission from the Book:
A Vacationing Divers Guide to Bermudas Shipwrecks,
by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9 softcover,73 pages.
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by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9, 73 page downloadable ebook. From the first quarter of the 16th century, Bermuda became a landmark for Spanish ships sailing back to Spain from the New World. The desire to sight Bermuda to confirm their position often ended their voyage as they wrecked on Bermuda's outer reefs. To this day Bermuda's treacherous reefs have taken their toll on shipping. The reefs have claimed vessels ranging from ocean lines to small fishing boats. Bermuda Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the legendary wrecks around Bermuda. Bermuda Shipwrecks includes over 100 illustrations comprised of 61 sensational color photos, 17 rare b&w historical images, 19 stamps, 4 sketches plus one map. Bermuda Shipwrecks contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 55 of Bermuda's most popular Shipwrecks. 

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