Treasure at Too Good Arm

(Elaine Woodford)

Down in what we call Burton's Cove there is a greyish rock which lies on top of a pirate's treasure. You might laugh, but it's true. Uncle Pat Hurley told me when he was a boy he found several old coins around the rock.

According to Newfoundland history, from 1550 to 1815, while Britain was fighting its battles with France and the United States, piracy was ever-present.

Sometime during that time a pirate robbed a British ship and buried the treasure in Too Good Arm-New World Island. Until the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries New World Island wasn't permanently settled, so it was a safe haven for a pirate to hide his treasure.


  1. Do you know any hidden treasure stories? Write a few sentences about it.

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