Lost pirate treasure possibly found

<  Lost pirate treasure possibly found

Arrr, me hearties. The scurvy dogs be finding treasure that I be a wanting. From National Geographic:

Treasure hunters digging on a remote bluff overlooking Florida’s Suwannee River claim they have found tantalizing evidence that pirate gold might be at the bottom of a muddy, 13-foot (4-meter) hole.

“We’ve found mahogany wood samples, flecks of gold, and gold all over the diver’s dive suit [after diving in the hole],” said Tommy Todd, a St. Petersburg landscaper who owns the property being excavated.

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Todd and his partners, whom he declined to name, may be closing in on a treasure that—according to local lore—was buried in the area some 200 years ago by Jean LaFitte.

LaFitte roamed the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century as a smuggler and privateer, though he reportedly described himself an entrepreneur and defender of American freedom.

The spot near Fowler’s Bluff, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) upriver from where the Suwannee meets the Gulf, was a likely hangout for LaFitte and such notorious colleagues as Jose Gaspar, Billy “Bowlegs” Rogers, and Black Caesar (see map of the Suwannee River).

Entire article well worth reading.

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