Wreck of HMS De Braak
From Kook Science
The HMS De Braak was a British sloop-of-war that sunk some one mile off from Lewes, Delaware in the Delaware Bay on 10 June 1798. It was the object of repeated salvage efforts on the basis that it contained an enormous treasure, though there was substantially less than had been supposed when the wreck was finally uncovered and the hull raised in the 1980s.
- In 1877, Seth Pancoast formed the International Submarine Company and mounted a two-month search, but ultimately failed to recover any treasure.
- Rieseberg, Harry E. (1945), "The One-Ship Fleet", Treasure Hunter, New York: R.M. McBride & Co., p. 225-228, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006797277
- HMS De Braak, the legend of Delaware is visited by the Filey Bay Initiative, fileybay.com, http://www.fileybay.com/debraak/index.html
- "Dr. Pancoast's Treasure-Hunt", The Scrap Book (Frank A. Munsey Co.) 5 (4): 718, April 1908, https://books.google.com/books?id=ApVRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA718