Take a deep dive into the history of one of the most costly shipwrecks in U.S. history... the SS Central America. This 19th century steamship was laden with thousands of pounds of gold from the California Gold Rush when it hit a category 2 hurricane in the Atlantic ocean in September of 1857. The gold was worth $8 million back then - now it would be worth nearly $300 million!!! Sadly, the ship also carried a lot of passengers and crew, and hundreds of people lost their lives when she sunk. Where were they all headed when the storm struck? Find the U.S. city that was the intended destination and look for it in the catalog.
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