Now that I have your attention I would like to start a discussion about your experiences in looking for gold coins. Anyone have a metal detector that you use to comb the beach with? Any serious treasure hunters living on Ambergris Caye?
Old Indiana likes to hunt for treasure also. I would like to hear your stories.http://www.treasurenet.com/forum/shipwrecks/messages/1003925.shtml
"on the beach in the Tackle Box Bar area, immediately south of the main park, several U.S. gold coins dating 1880 to 1900 were found. These were usually found after severe storm surges. Local folklore says that there was a wealthy old man who used to bathe there by pouring the gold coins over himself like water." This was taken from the web address above.
On the web address below you can read about an old man (now dead I understand) who came out of jungle on Ambergris Caye and told two treasure seekers (this happened on two separate occasions) about gold just offshore in five feet of water. It is an interesting story:
"I was approached with a similar story about 2 years ago from a similar old man out of the jungle. I asked around, and it turns out his name was Paisano, and he used to be very wealthy...and the governer or mayor of Sand Pedro actually. Then he lost his mind (and his money) and became a jungle / beach bum. He recently passed away, so we'll never know."
You can see a picture of this old man also on the thread below:http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=41718.0
Belize coastal pirate encampments in the past:http://ambergriscaye.com/fieldguide/history2.html
Happy treasure hunting, Indiana
P.S. If several gold coins have been found near the Tackle Box Bar area after storm surges this must indicate there is quite a substantial loss of gold coins offshore in the water somewhere. Does anyone know when the last coins were found?