· Sir Francis Drake died at sea January 28th 1596. Some records show 1595 but this is based in the Julian Calendar. His last journey was on the flagship Defiance and the aim was to attack Panama. Whilst on the Island of Escudo de Varaguas he contracted Dysentery. This overtook him and he died. Drake's body was placed in a lead lined coffin and slid into the sea a league or two from Nombre de Dios. A copy of the Captains diagram showing "markers" for the final resting place exists. This would indeed be a historic find.
· Cocos Island lies at N:05.32.57. W:88.02.10. and is owned by Costa Rica. Stories say that the Great Treasure of Lima, eleven boatloads in all, were buried there by pirate Thompson of the brigantine Mary Dear in 1821-22 in a cave with a natural door. This natural door may be part of a cliff that revolves or a door that can be wedged with rocks. Benito Bonito, the Portuguese pirate also used this island to bury his millions in 1820. Pirate William Dampier is also said to have excavated several caves in the sandstone in 1822 and hidden treasure valued at over 60 million. The captain of the wrecked vessel Lark is supposed to have taken 72,000 to the island and buried it. Efforts to trace these treasures include the crew of the schooner Fanny in 1871 who found nothing. A Captain Welch also tried in 1871 with the same result. Schooner Vanderbilt tried in 1879 with no luck. In all, over 450 expeditions have set out to locate the treasures, all have failed........
RESCUE (Schooner) - An attempt to break Captain Flavel's pilotage monopoly was made in 1878 by Bar Pilots Eric Johnson, Thomas Doig, M. D. Staples and Thomas Masters, who operated the schooner Rescue on the bar. Capt. George W. Wood was taken in afterward, but the competition was short-lived. The Rescue, a fast sailer of seventy-two tons burden, was built by Matthew Turner at a cost of $8,000. When she was taken off the bar, Masters, who was at that time pilot on the Great Republic, found a buyer, and, giving his place on the steamship to Doig, sailed south with her to Cocos Island in search of the treasure supposed to be buried there. Finding nothing, she departed for Costa Rica, where she was sold to the Government. E. W. Wright, "Organization of Pacific Coast S. S. Co., Fierce Competition on Ocean Routes," Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961., p.263. ..............
· John Delaney, an Englishman, had captained many vessels out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The story goes that on one such voyage one of his crew became ill and before dying confided in Delaney that he was once a pirate. A story of buried treasure on a barren West Indian Island followed. Many years later Delaney told the story to the pilots of the pilot vessel Rechab and as a result the pilots slipped out of St John in the fall of 1850 and "fetched up" off Sandy Cay, Turks Island. Divining rods and shovels failed to produce anything, they gave up and headed for home.
· History notes that the treasure of pirate Capt Avery is buried in the high cliff near Beagles Point, South of Black Head, Cornwall, near the Lizard. Several attempts have been made to locate it without success.
ISLAND OF DOMINICA
· In 1567 six vessels of a Spanish fleet were wrecked on the Northwest tip of the Island of Dominica. It is said that they carried over 3 million in pesos, and that the survivors were captured and eaten by the Carib Indians. During a salvage attempt a year later it was learned that the indians had salvaged the treasure and hid it in caves. They would not break and say where, even under threat of death. There are no records of the treasure ever being found.
· The treasure of pirate Lafitte may have been buried near Jefferson Island, Louisiana, yet other rumors have it hidden at Galveston Island.
· Henry Morgan died in 1688 in Jamaica. Rumors of his buried treasure abound and the following are just some of them. That it is buried in a cave at Old Providence Island. The cave mouth is now 75ft below the water level and there is a 150ft swim to the main chamber. Sharks and barracuda are in the area and there is no entrance from the land. In 1671 Morgan laid siege to Panama City and eventually scaled the wall to find little treasure. It is assumed much of it was hidden within the city. A 1927 find of jewels in San Jose church tunnels has been linked to the siege by Morgan. It is also said that after looting Panama City, Morgan took the loot and hid it in a bayou near Darien Bay, Panama West Coast. The eight person who buried the treasure were murdered. Rumor also hold that Morgan buried treasure on an islands near Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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<h1>Top 10: Skattejægernes hedeste drømme</h1>
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Af Jesper Rovsing Olsen, 03.09.2012
Vi har samlet skattejægernes 10 hedeste drømme i historien.
10. Skattehullets hemmelighed 
PLUS: Opdagelsen af et mystisk hul har trukket skattejægere til Oak Island ved Nova Scotia.
MINUS: Efter 200 års søgen er intet fundet, og nogle geologer mener, at hullet er et naturfænomen.
9. Cortes' stjålne guld 
PLUS: Cortes efterlod store skatte i sumpene ved Tenochtitlan, da aztekerne generobrede byen.
MINUS: Måske er guldet for længst blevet hentet op af sumpene af spanierne eller aztekerne.
8. Kaptajn Kidds skjulte skat 
PLUS: Piraten kaptajn Kidd forsøgte at undgå henrettelse ved at oplyse skjulestedet for sin skat.
MINUS: En mindre skat blev fundet af myndighederne, og muligvis havde Kidd ikke skjult flere skatte.
7. Skatteøen Norman Island 
PLUS: 55 kasser fyldt med sølv blev begravet her af pirater og inspirerede til romanen “Skatteøen”.
MINUS: En del af skatten blev fundet af myndighederne, og det er uvist, hvor meget der er tilbage.
6. Krigsbytte på Filippinerne 
PLUS: Mange filippinerne er overbeviste om, at japanske styrker gemte rigdomme på øen Luzon, da amerikanske styrker invaderede.
MINUS: Historikere tvivler på skattenes eksistens.
5. Den sunkne armada 
PLUS: En spansk flåde på 12 skibe fyldt med guld og sølv sank ved Havanas kyst på Cuba.
MINUS: Ingen ved præcis, hvor skibene sank, og ingen spor er fundet efter et eneste af dem.
4. Ravkammerets rigdomme 
PLUS: Nazister ribbede ravkammeret i Leningrad for rigdomme, som derefter forsvandt.
MINUS: Rigdommene blev muligvis opbevaret i et slot, der nedbrændte under et russisk angreb.
3. Guatavitasøens offergaver [1914-18]
PLUS: Ifølge legenden smed muisca-stammen guld i søen for at tilbede guderne og skabte dermed myten om El Dorado, landet, hvor guldet flyder.
MINUS: Trods ihærdige forsøg er kun lidt guld fundet.
2. Nazi-guld i Toplitzsøen [1939-1945]
PLUS: Nazisterne gemte beviseligt falske britiske pengesedler i søen, så hvorfor ikke guld?.
MINUS: Intet guld er fundet i søen, men adskillige dykkere har ladet livet i eftersøgningen.
1. Tempelriddernes skat
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