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    Grand Island, NY Treasure, any info appreciated.

    I live very close to Grand Island and would truly appreciate any info on the lost treasures on Grand Island in Western New York. Thank you.
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    What county would that be in? Frank...-

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    Erie County. I would also take any info on Niagara County as well.

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    Hello applecrack

    I do not vouch for the authenticy of the story but maybe you might find some interesting information in it if is researched a little more?

    In the early colonial days, Grand Island, in Niagara River, was the home of a Frenchman, Clairieux, an exile or refugee who was attended by a negro servant. During one summer a sloop visited the island frequently, laden on each trip with chests that never were taken away in the sight of men, and that are now supposed to be buried near the site of the Frenchman's cabin.

    Report had it that these boxes were filled with money, but if well or ill procured none could say, unless it were the Frenchman, and he had no remarks to offer on the subject. In the fall, after these visits of the sloop, Clairieux disappeared, and when some hunters landed on the island they found that his cabin had been burned and that a large skeleton, evidently that of the negro, was chained to the earth in the centre of the place where the house had stood. The slave had been killed, it was surmised, that his spirit might watch the hoard and drive away intruders; but the Frenchman met his fate elsewhere, and his secret, like that of many another miser, perished with him.

    In 1888, when a northeast gale had blown back the water of the river, a farmer living on the island discovered, just under the surface, a stone foundation built in circular form, as if it had once supported a tower. In the mud within this circle he found a number of French gold and silver coins, one of them minted in 1537. Close by, other coins of later date were found, and a systematic examination of the whole channel has been proposed, as it was also said that two French frigates, scuttled to keep them out of the hands of the English, lie bedded in sand below the island, one of them with a naval paymaster's chest on board.

    Any truth to the yarn thats what ya need to find out?

    Crow
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    The 2 French ships were burned in the small bay by Burnt Ship Creek that seperates Buckhorn and Grand Island. They had military supplies and a pay chest.

    Clairieux built the 'cabin' on the north end of the island. SE of present day Niagara Falls.

    In 1888 hunters found 150 gold coins and 1,400 other, silver and copper coins dated 1537 on Grand Island.

    There are many leads found for Niagara & Erie counties and others in the United States Treasure Atlas By: Thomas P Terry. This is a 10 volume set, but you only need Volume #7
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    Hello applecrack

    I do not vouch for the authenticy of the story but maybe you might find some interesting information in it if is researched a little more?

    In the early colonial days, Grand Island, in Niagara River, was the home of a Frenchman, Clairieux, an exile or refugee who was attended by a negro servant. During one summer a sloop visited the island frequently, laden on each trip with chests that never were taken away in the sight of men, and that are now supposed to be buried near the site of the Frenchman's cabin.

    Report had it that these boxes were filled with money, but if well or ill procured none could say, unless it were the Frenchman, and he had no remarks to offer on the subject. In the fall, after these visits of the sloop, Clairieux disappeared, and when some hunters landed on the island they found that his cabin had been burned and that a large skeleton, evidently that of the negro, was chained to the earth in the centre of the place where the house had stood. The slave had been killed, it was surmised, that his spirit might watch the hoard and drive away intruders; but the Frenchman met his fate elsewhere, and his secret, like that of many another miser, perished with him.

    In 1888, when a northeast gale had blown back the water of the river, a farmer living on the island discovered, just under the surface, a stone foundation built in circular form, as if it had once supported a tower. In the mud within this circle he found a number of French gold and silver coins, one of them minted in 1537. Close by, other coins of later date were found, and a systematic examination of the whole channel has been proposed, as it was also said that two French frigates, scuttled to keep them out of the hands of the English, lie bedded in sand below the island, one of them with a naval paymaster's chest on board.

    Any truth to the yarn thats what ya need to find out?

    Crow
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    here is some more info on those leads
    Grand Island Group Page Form
    Niagara Falls Reporter Opinion
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    Getting to Burnt Ship Creek would be a PITA for sure, but worth the trudging through the marshes of cat tails for gold and silver. There is a good trail that leads to the mouth, I have walked it many times. GL/HH

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    I was at Burnt Ship Creek yesterday and it was a very difficult walk to say the least. I have three Whites detectors which one is the 808 for deep finds. That was my first trip there and it's gonna take more work then I thought. Lol. I only live 20 minutes away. I plan on working this site all fall and hopefully some of the foliage dies off and then maybe get to some real searching.
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    I was at Burnt Ship Creek yesterday and it was a very difficult walk to say the least. I have three Whites detectors which one is the 808 for deep finds. That was my first trip there and it's gonna take more work then I thought. Lol. I only live 20 minutes away. I plan on working this site all fall and hopefully some of the foliage dies off and then maybe get to some real searching.

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    Need some help, I'll throw on the waders and hit the water! I fly fish for big carp up there in the spring. If I knew there was treasure to be found, I would have left the rod at home

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    I would be more than happy to have help. I'm not the best the equipment I have and any advice or experience would be appreciated. I have the equipment, the research connections, the time and will. I just don't have the skill yet.

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    Maybe ill show up and help you guys.Are you hunting the water also or just land?I have my ctx 3030 for water and i have the cf77 or fors core for my deep searching.You gonna hunt sunday also?

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    So far just land and Sunday might work as long as it's early. And I'm working alone right now. I started a thread a little while back about getting together with some people in this area. Maybe we can start with two and work from there. Heck we may not want anyone else after Sunday. Lol. And I would truly appreciate it if you could bring your machines and give me a quick lesson or maybe you can give mine a try and see what you think. I'm also looking for an underwater unit, I'm going to Sebastian Florida next year and I want to try my luck.

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    Thanks everyone for your help and direction. I have learned so much.
    Last edited by applecrack; Sep 22, 2014 at 12:13 PM.
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