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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2010
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    anyone know of any books about the pear ships or any info relating to them?

    first time poster, long time troller.....


    ....Being a Socal native, the story of the pearl ship lost in the desert has always intrigued me. in large part because i have been to alot of the areas mentioned in this story. and no matter what version being told, me being from Los Angeles, i am always just a few short hours away. anyone know of any good books with lots of facts? hell, i will even take some made up facts, as long as i can read about my beloved pearl ships.

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    Miss

    Sep 2006
    california
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    Re: anyone know of any books about the pear ships or any info relating to them?


    may i point you to
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Ship_of_the_Desert

    the Media renditions of lost ship stories - list most of the best known printed sources. including the fictional comic books and the ghost ship movie.

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    Nemo me impune lacesset

    Jan 2005
    DAKOTA TERRITORY
    Tesoro Lobo Supertraq, (95%) Garrett Scorpion (5%)
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    Re: anyone know of any books about the pear ships or any info relating to them?

    Jackrook - sorry for the late welcome but welcome to Treasurenet!



    Just keep telling everyone "there is no such thing as a lost ship in a desert!"
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    Dec 2008
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    Re: anyone know of any books about the pearl ships or any info relating to them?

    Apparently there is a book titled The Lost Ship of the Desert by Bill Pfost. Perhaps someone out there in TreasureNet land has read it, has an opinion about it, and/or knows how to obtain a copy.

    Good luck to all,

    ~The Old Bookaroo
    Do you have good books in good condition you are never going to re-read? Clean 'em out!
    Operation Paperback collects gently used books and sends them to American troops.

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    Dec 2004
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    Re: anyone know of any books about the pear ships or any info relating to them?

    Perhaps there are other written works about this treasure. But, as part of your research I recommend the book "Lost Treasures and How to Find Them", by Emile Schurmacher. I can tell you first hand that his account of the Dutch Schultz treasure was right on. If the other accounts in this book are as well researched, you will consider this to be your definitive account.

  6. #6
    Miss

    Sep 2006
    california
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    Re: anyone know of any books about the pear ships or any info relating to them?

    Re the Bill Pfost booklet. it was a self printed book with all copies donated to the indio pioneer museum/ cultural center gift shop to sell.
    as a way to help raise money for the museum. They will never be getting any more.
    The master computer file disk though is about to be given to someone who is working to save the salton sea museum. if they will use it or just store it i dont know.
    as for the location the book gives its not really helpful as it ends at the bombing range which was as close as he could get following the vague directions of
    the eyewitness he had talked to. (the eyewitness who died earlier this year had only made the trip once with a coachella jeep group who was shown the way by an Imperial valley jeep group some thirty or so years ago)


  7. #7
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
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    Re: anyone know of any books about the pear ships or any info relating to them?

    HIO: Then lost Pearl ship is south of the border, near the Pinacates. Have fun.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

  8. #8

    Aug 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Try to look for this book "Antonio de Fierro Blanco's book",, this might would help you.



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  9. #9
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    Mar 2012
    Ocala,Florida
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    Treasurehunting & Historical research
    WEIRD CALIFORNIA-Greg Bishop,Joe Oesterle,and Mike Marinacci (2006) Page 61
    Legend claims the Spanish Pearl ship was Captained by Juan de Iturbe in 1615 and it has been reported to be somewhere in the Imperial Valley near the Salton Sea.

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    Dec 2008
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    Howdy, Friends!

    Anyone interested in a copy of Bill Pfost's booklet can send me a PM.

    The best work I know of on The Pearl Ship is Harold O. Weight's booklet - but I haven't seen a copy for sale for many years.

    Eugene Controtto's Lost Desert Bonanzas (reprinted by Dover in trade paperback as Lost Gold and Silver Mines of the Southwest) mentions three versions, but only references one Desert Magazine article - January 1939, by Charles C. Niehuis. Probert lists another one by Dan Galbraith (March 1966). I guess you'd have to plow through the back issues to find the third article - if there is one (Galbraith's article may contain two stories).

    Ed Bartholomew can always be counted on to be reliable - see More Western Treasures by "Jesse Rascoe (1962). And Philip A. Bailey's excellent Pegleg book (Golden Mirages 1940, 1941 per Probert - my copies are boxed up at the moment) apparently at least mentions it.

    Finally, it might be worthwhile for a serious hunter to read Antonio de Fierro Blanco's The Journey of the Flame (1933).

    Good luck to all!

    ~The Old Bookaroo

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    Dec 2008
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    GaBnn3:

    You mentioned "Lost Treasures and How to Find Them", by Emile Schurmacher. The late, great Bill Hanks - a successful treasure hunter and gold prospector, and a great treasure book collector, told me that he thought this book presented the first real account of the famous "Four Corners" Gold Act cache. There were several paperbacks published within a few years of each other on lost treasure - Warren Smith's Finders Keepers, for example (Thomas Penfield's Lost Treasure Trails was another). For quite some time I've thought Schurmacher's book has been overlooked and under-rated.

    Good luck to all,

    ~The Old Bookaroo

 

 

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