Buried Treasures of the Atlantic Coast

Book Description

Legend and lore from the first settled region in the United States.


Blackbeard, the swashbuckling marauder, terrorized land and water from New Hampshire to Florida and left behind vast hidden loot. Pirates John Quelch and Joseph Braddish also accumulated millions, buried it on sandy beaches, and never returned to retrieve their hidden stashes.

In North Carolina, thieves lured unaware sailors off their course with mysterious lights on the shore. And in South Carolina, a lady pirate hoarded away millions in Charleston's low country.

Military ships from as far away as Spain often sailed along the coast carrying wealth to their homeland. These ships, which transported jewels, silver, gold, and other treasure, often crashed near the coast littering the sands with riches.

All along the Atlantic Coast lie tales of zealous pirates, unfortunate shipwrecks, and cryptic maps discovered in musty attics. From Maine to Florida, W.C. Jameson chronicles more than thirty stories of lost riches and forgotten stashes in this ninth Buried Treasure book. Although some treasure has been discovered over the years, many relics of the past still remain hidden, awaiting someone with luck and perseverance to discover them. Sunken ships and pirate stashes transport readers into an Atlantic treasure hunt for pirate gold! In addition, readers will learn the importance of courage, responsibility and resourcefulness.

About Jameson, W.C.

W.C. Jameson Bio:

W.C. Jameson is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than seventy books and over 1,500 articles and essays. In addition, he is an accomplished songwriter and performer, having recorded five albums of his original music and acted in five films. He has written the soundtracks for four films, and wrote and performed in the musical, “Whatever Happened to the Outlaw, Jesse James?”


Jameson is the best-selling treasure author in the world. Perhaps he is known best, as the creator of the popular Buried Treasures of America series for August House. His success and fame as a professional treasure hunter has led to appearances on television's “Unsolved Mysteries,” the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, Nightline, and National Public Radio. He also consulted with the production team for the highly successful feature film, “National Treasure,” starring Nicholas Cage. One of Jameson's most popular books is Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave, a regional bestseller. This controversial book presents stunning evidence that the famous outlaw, Billy the Kid, was not killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881 but went on to live an adventurous and productive life for the next sixty-nine years.


Jameson has won numerous awards for his writing from a number of professional associations. A nationally recognized and honored author, he has served as a judge for several prestigious literary competitions. When not on an expedition or writing a book, Jameson tours the country performing his music at folk festivals, colleges and universities, concert halls, and roadhouses.