Aug 05, 2010, 06:55 PM
Captain Johnson's gold cache
On p. 9 of A. T. Evans' Treasure Hunters' Yearbook 1970- '71 is a quote of an early newspaper clipping found in a Portland, Oregon library (Oregon Historical Society's research library, perhaps?). It details a $5 gold piece was located by Charles Brandt at the "old W. B. Hawkins place" near Ilwaco, Washington. Captain Johnson drowned in the Columbia River in 1854. Brandt then purchased the property so that if he found more coins, they would belong to him. Article also mentions a cache of $20,000 in gold "slugs" or $50 gold pieces from California recovered from a shipwreck inside the Columbia River mouth, and hidden by Johnson. Hundreds of ships are known to have wrecked here, earning the site the nickname "Graveyard of Ships".
Aug 05, 2010 06:55 PM
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Re: Captain Johnson's gold cache