Lost Barrel of Gold by French Gunboat Captain - Sandbanks Provincial Park - Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 43° 53.755 W 077° 13.375
18T E 321466 N 4862714
Quick Description: Outlet Beach is regarded as one of the finest sand beaches in Canada. Many visitors to the beach, however, have been intrigued by the legend of a lost barrel of gold buried by a French gunboat captain during the Seven Years War.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/29/2021 11:48:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM146FE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Outlet Beach is regarded as one of the finest sand beaches in Canada. The beach has always been popular with local residents and today, as part of Sandbanks Provincial Park, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Outlet Beach is located on the Lake Ontario side of a large forested sandbar which separates Lake Ontario from East Lake. The sandbar is crossed by a narrow river which empties into Lake Ontario at a location residents have historically referred to as the Outlet. Over the years, the name Outlet has been applied to both the river and the beach itself. Many visitors to Outlet Beach have been intrigued by the legend of a lost barrel of gold. The gold, reportedly buried by a French gunboat captain somewhere along the Outlet River during the Seven Years War (1756-1763), has never been found. Any clues as to the whereabouts of the treasure have long been obscured by shifting sands.
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