Categories
Uncategorized

Canadian treasure seekers return

Here’s a picture from the photo page of the March 20 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star, featuring an expedition that hoped to find gold but didn’t.

IMG_8384

In this photo, the men look a little bit unhappy. And you can’t really blame them, given that they spent a year looking for treasure and not finding it.

The City of Vancouver archives has a brief biography of John Edwards Leckie (1872-1950). He served in the Boer War and World War I, and was involved in the mining business. I found a photograph of him as a younger man here.

An Internet search yielded several articles on the treasure on Cocos Island, including some possibly bogus reports that treasure has been found. The Guardian has a brief history of the island and its pirates.

One reply on “Canadian treasure seekers return”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s