Long Island Hidden Past: Myths of treasures of Captain Kidd buried on Long Island

08-06 LI Hidden Past Captain Kidd

Captain William Kidd may have hidden some treasures on Long Island.

Stories about the infamous Captain William Kidd say that he used Long Island to bury his treasures.

Historian Noel Gish says Captain Kidd was sanctioned by New York Gov. Lord Bellomont as a privateer to protect English ships and plunder the rest.

Kidd acquired troves of treasures, but his luck turns when he plunders a ship owned by English investors.

When he got back into the New...

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