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The Book of Buried Treasure Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day   By: (1871-1925)

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[Frontispiece: H.M.S. Lutine leaving Yarmouth Roads, Oct. 9, 1799, on her last voyage. ( From the painting by Frank Mason, R.A., in the Committee Room of Lloyd's, London. ) See Chapter XI. ]

THE BOOK OF

BURIED TREASURE

BEING A TRUE HISTORY OF THE GOLD, JEWELS, AND PLATE OF PIRATES, GALLEONS, ETC., WHICH ARE SOUGHT FOR TO THIS DAY

BY

RALPH D. PAINE

Author of "The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem," etc.

ILLUSTRATED

London

William Heinemann

1911

Copyright 1911

By METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE COMPANY

Copyright 1911

By STURGIS & WALTON COMPANY

Set up and electrotyped. Published September, 1911

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I THE WORLD WIDE HUNT FOR VANISHED RICHES II CAPTAIN KIDD IN FACT AND FICTION III CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TREASURE IV CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TRIAL AND DEATH V THE WONDROUS FORTUNE OF WILLIAM PHIPS VI THE BOLD SEA ROGUE, JOHN QUELCH VII THE ARMADA GALLEON OF TOBERMORY BAY VIII THE LOST PLATE FLEET OF VIGO IX THE PIRATES' HOARD OF TRINIDAD X THE LURE OF COCOS ISLAND XI THE MYSTERY OF THE LUTINE FRIGATE XII THE TOILERS OF THE THETIS XIII THE QUEST OF EL DORADO XIV THE WIZARDRY OF THE DIVINING ROD XV SUNDRY PIRATES AND THEIR BOOTY XVI PRACTICAL HINTS FOR TREASURE SEEKERS

ILLUSTRATIONS

H. M. S. Lutine leaving Yarmouth Roads, Oct. 9, 1799, on her last voyage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frontispiece

Treasure seekers' Camp at Cape Vidal on African Coast

Divers searching wreck of Treasure ship Dorothea , Cape Vidal, Africa

Captain Kidd burying his Bible

Carousing at Old Calabar River

The Idle Apprentice goes to sea

John Gardiner's sworn statement of the goods and treasure left with him by Kidd

Governor Bellomont's endorsement of the official inventory of Kidd's treasure found on Gardiner's Island

The official inventory of the Kidd treasure found on Gardiner's Island

A memorandum of Captain Kidd's treasure left on Gardiner's Island

Statement of Edward Davis, who sailed home with Kidd, concerning the landing of the treasure and goods

The French pass or safe conduct paper found by Kidd in the ship Quedah Merchant

Kidd hanging in chains

"The Pirates' Stairs" leading to the site of Execution Dock at Wapping where Kidd was hanged

Sir William Phips, first royal governor of Massachusetts

Map of Hispaniola (Hayti and San Domingo) engraved in 1723, showing the buccaneers at their trade of hunting wild cattle

Permit issued by Sir William Phips as royal governor in which he uses the title "Vice Admiral" which involved him in disastrous quarrels

The oldest existing print of Boston harbor as it appeared in the time of Sir William Phips, showing the kind of ships in which he sailed to find his treasure

An ancient map of Jamaica showing the haunts of the pirates and the track of the treasure galleons

The town and bay of Tobermory, Island of Mull

Duart Castle, chief stronghold of the MacLeans

Ardnamurchan Castle, seat of the MacIans and the MacDonalds

Defeat of the Spanish Armada

Diving to find the treasure galleon in Tobermory Bay

The salvage steamer Breamer equipped with suction dredge removing a sandbank from the supposed location of the Florencia galleon in 1909

Scabbards, flasks, cannon balls, and small objects recovered from the sunken Armada galleon

Stone cannon balls and breech block of a breech loading gun fished up from the wreck of the Florencia galleon

Sir George Rooke, commanding the British fleet at the battle of Vigo Bay

The Royal Sovereign , one of Admiral Sir George Rooke's line of battle ships, engaged at Vigo Bay

Framework of an "elevator" devised by Pino for raising the galleons in Vigo Bay

An "elevator" with air bags inflated

Cannon of the treasure galleons recovered by Pino from the bottom of Vigo Bay

Hydroscope invented by Pino for exploring the sea bottom and successfully used in finding the galleons of Vigo Bay

Lima Cathedral

Treasure seekers digging on Cocos Island

Christian Cruse, the hermit treasure seeker of Cocos Island

Thetis Cove in calm weather, showing salvage operations

Thetis Cove during the storm which wrecked the salvage equipment

Sir Walter Raleigh

Methods of manipulating the diving rod to find buried treasure

Gibbs and Wansley burying the treasure

The Portuguese captain cutting away the bag of moidores

Interview between Lafitte, General Andrew Jackson, and Governor Claiborne

The death of Black Beard

THE BOOK OF BURIED TREASURE

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