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    treasure in Depoe Bay Oregon ??

    anyone heard this story iv heard it for years but never in detail
    they say a spanish ship hid a bunch of silver here took thier gold with them and was to return for the silver but was never seen again

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    Dec 2005
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    Re: treasure in Depoe Bay Oregon ??

    There are stories of Spanish ships in just about every port in Oregon. Two Spanish wrecks are documented off the mouth of the Columbia, so it's possible there are more up and down the coast.

    Coos Bay and Bandon have had Spanish coins wash up on the shore, supposedly.

    Most all the stories I have heard are of the hearsay variety though. Nothing concrete except the two off the Columbia mouth.

    Check with Binford's and Mort publishers. They specialize in adventure and treasure in the Pacific Northwest. If anyone would have a book on something like this, they would.

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    Portland, Oregon
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    Re: treasure in Depoe Bay Oregon ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffro
    There are stories of Spanish ships in just about every port in Oregon. Two Spanish wrecks are documented off the mouth of the Columbia, so it's possible there are more up and down the coast.

    Coos Bay and Bandon have had Spanish coins wash up on the shore, supposedly.

    Most all the stories I have heard are of the hearsay variety though. Nothing concrete except the two off the Columbia mouth.

    Check with Binford's and Mort publishers. They specialize in adventure and treasure in the Pacific Northwest. If anyone would have a book on something like this, they would.
    Indeed there is such a book called "Graveyard of the Pacific". Also has much historic data on other shipwrecks from Oregon, as well as some other shipwrecks too.

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    Re: treasure in Depoe Bay Oregon ??

    Quote Originally Posted by imafishingnutt
    anyone heard this story iv heard it for years but never in detail
    they say a spanish ship hid a bunch of silver here took thier gold with them and was to return for the silver but was never seen again
    Unlikely at Depoe Bay. Little Whale Cove, just south of Depoe Bay, was/is known for drug smuggling and bootlegging during prohibition.

    Only documented Spanish ship, actually a Manilla galleon, was wrecked further north off Nehalem Bay. Ship stayed outside the bay for several years according to Native Americans who lived in the area. Ship was freed from the beach sands by a tsunami several years later, and washed into Nehalem Bay, where James Seeley White did some diving on it. According to a Spanish document found in a cairn on Neahkahnie Mountain in the early 1800's. Original documentation was found in Sunset Shore, I believe, which later became the magazine now known as Sunset. Chief Concommoly told his son-in-law John McLaughlin that he was the grandson of a ship-wrecked Spanish sailor captured by Tillamook Indians in this area. This legend became the basis for the Steven Speilberg movie "The Goonies", which was shot ever further north, in Astoria.

 

 

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