Warren A. White
Agent: Frankie Ann White
Home page: http://www.geocities.com/warrenwhite46
I enjoy writing and painting. A good portion of my family paint and I took up writing when I realized how much I enjoyed passing on stories. Many of the events I am involved in, in my life, can be found depicted as the main theme in his books and paintings.
I have been enthralled with myths of the sea and the wealth lost within them and consider this a waste and extreme loss to all mankind. The wealth of these losses always seemed a paramount issue needing to be rectified. In the case of artifacts and arts of antiquity the recovery should benefit all and be placed back in the use of mankind.
Personal experience with the sea began at a very young age being from a family of sailors. This beginning coupled with years of handling boats of all descriptions, the study of the winds and tides, knowledge of weaponry, and extensive reading of historical accounts has brought me to this point in time in Panama.
Experiences in the area of research and dive director began in 1967 at the age of 21 where through search of Captain Logs and court martial proceedings from British Admiralty archives I arrived at the location of the schooner Ballander Betty in Monroe County, Florida.
As an interior communications electrician for the U. S. Navy I distinguished myself by making design changes in nuclear powered submarines, which were filed with the Bureau of Ships.
Mixed in among other full time jobs in the years from 1968-1980 I worked in commercial salvaging of shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico, the straits of Florida, the Atlantic Ocean, the Bahamas, and the British Virgin Islands. I returned to Florida from the British Virgin Islands as operations manager for Caribbean Exploration Inc and at that time became involved with Mel Fisher contracting to work the Arizone, the Santa Clara, and the San Ignatius.
I continued researching and reading all captain logs, archives of various fleet disasters
and visited museums; all the while building my own database of shipwrecks. Much of this was accomplished while attending the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
While working as Sergeant of N. Lauderdale Police Department I occasionally worked Water recovery. My experiences on the force have given a great deal of insight in many aspects of my writing.
Further information about some of my most recent endeavors outside of the arts may be queried by typing in Warren White Panama in the search on the www.
Interests: Historical wreck research and recovery, diving, writing and painting
Published writer: Yes