THE APOSTLES ISLANDS TREASURES
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where are the Apostles Islands Treasures?
You will hear all kinds of tales of lost treasure
associated with the Apostles Islands off the coast of Wisconsin. The Apostle
Islands have been rumored to be the hiding place for pirates, French fur
traders, hermits, British soldiers and many others. Along the way, many tales
have been told about the treasures that can be found. Some have documented proof
while others are legends told throughout history.
Hermit Island is one with such a legend. It is
believed that a band of pirates once used Hermit Island for their own hiding
place and place to bury their stolen treasures. The truth is that French fur
traders in the 1700ís did it fact defeat a band of pirates that were living in a
cave on Hermit Island. No treasure was ever found in the cave.
Frederick Prentice opened a quarry operation on
Stockton, Hermit, and Bass Islands in 1868. By 1890, he was a very rich and
prosperous man. When he passed away, his fortune was never found. Only a small
amount of money was found in his home and he did not have a bank account,
therefore, many people believed he buried his fortune near his home on Hermit
Island. William Wilson preceded Prentice and upon his death in 1861, the large
sum of money, which is estimated to be $90,000, was never found.
British soldiers are believed to have hidden
treasure on several of the Apostle Islands. The treasures include a cache of
gold ore and nuggets on Stockton Island and on York Island, an iron box with
$12,000 worth of gold coins in 1760.
In 1778, a chest full of silver coins on Sand Island. Along the shoreline of
Hermit Island, it is believed that the soldiers buried a chest of gold coins
worth $128,000 during an Indian attack.
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