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(YFB-24: 1. 65'; b. 13'; dr. 4'; cl. YFB-19)
Treasure (YFB-24) was laid down on 16 June 1942 at Seattle, Wash., by the Shain Manufacturing Co.;launched on 1 August 1942, and delivered to the Navy at Puget Sound Navy Yard on 9 November 1942. The ferryboat was assigned to duty in the 14th Naval District and was placed in service at Johnston Island on 22 January 1943.
Treasure carried passengers in the vicinity of Johnston Island through the end of World War II and for almost a year thereafter. In May 1946, the ferryboat was transferred to Pearl Harbor where she served until ordered deleted from the 14th Naval District's list of service craft on 2 July 1946. She was placed out of service at Pearl Harbor on 30 August 1946, and her name was struck from the Navy list on 10 June 1947. In July 1947, she was sold to Mr. William H. Pinney of Honolulu, Hawaii.
A decade-long search for a treasure hidden deep in the Rocky Mountains that led to multiple people’s deaths is over, the man who hid the treasure announced.
Forrest Fenn, a New Mexican art dealer, revealed on Sunday that his famed treasure was found, according to a post on his website that he confirmed to NBC News.
The treasure, placed in a 13th-century Romanesque bronze chest, was hidden between 2009 and 2010 with an estimated $2 million of gold, jewelry and gems, the 89-year old said.
Tucked “somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe,” the bounty was either in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming or Montana, but Fenn did not specify in his announcement where exactly it was found.
“It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago,” Fenn wrote.
The art dealer left searchers nine clues in his memoir to help them find the treasure and said the hunt was meant to get people outside and explore nature. But the hints weren’t enough to keep many of them safe. In the decade between its hiding and discovery, multiple people died in their search.
“I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries,” Fenn wrote.
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The Most Successful Pirate You've Never Heard Of
Henry Every may not be as famous as later pirates like Blackbeard or Bartholomew Roberts, but his brief career may have inspired many of them to first take up the cutlass and set sail under the Jolly Roger. During just two years prowling the seas, Every and his band captured roughly a dozen vessels and made off with tens of millions of dollars in booty. His exploits inspired songs, books and plays, including one called “The Successful Pyrate” that was performed on London stages for several years. Most astonishing of all𠅊nd unlike Blackbeard and many others—he did it all without getting captured or killed.
Woodcut showing Every loading treasure on his ship
Little is known about Every’s early life. He went to sea at a young age, and may have served in the Royal Navy before working as a slave trader in the early 1690s. In 1693, he reappears in the historical record as the first mate of the Charles II, a privateering vessel hired to plunder French shipping in the Caribbean. The mission was slow to start, however, and the crew languished in a Spanish port for several months without being paid. In May 1694, Every capitalized on the poor morale by leading his disgruntled crew in a mutiny. Upon seizing the Charles II, he announced his intention to turn pirate. “I am captain of this ship now,” he supposedly said. “I am bound to Madagascar, with the design of making my own fortune, and that of all the brave fellows joined with me.”
After renaming the Charles II the Fancy, Every and his upstart buccaneers set a course toward the southern tip of Africa. Their first raid came soon thereafter, when they ransacked three English merchant ships in the Cape Verde Islands. They continued to plunder their way along the African coastline for the next several months, capturing French and Danish ships and picking up new recruits. By the time the Fancy reached Madagascar in mid-1695, it was a floating rogues’ gallery of some 150 men.
Every’s early scores had won him the respect of his crew, but he soon set his sights on a more formidable quarry. He𠆝 learned that a Mughal Empire fleet was soon to set sail from the Red Sea port of Mocha on a voyage home to Surat, India. Along with carrying Muslim pilgrims returning from their hajj to Mecca, the armada would also include several loot-filled merchant vessels and treasure ships owned by the Grand Mughal of India himself.
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, often known as the “Grand Mughal” (Credit: IndiaPictures/UIG via Getty Images)
Every and his men cruised to the Red Sea in August 1695 and prepared to ambush the Mughal flotilla. To ensure they had significant firepower, they partnered with several other pirate ships including the Amity, an American raider captained by the famed buccaneer Thomas Tew. Only a few days later, the pirates spotted the 25-ship Mughal convoy as it raced toward the open ocean. They immediately took off in pursuit, burning or leaving behind their slower ships to keep pace. Most of the fleet slipped away, but the Fancy successfully ran down a lumbering escort vessel called the Fath Mahmamadi. After a brief firefight, the ship surrendered and was relieved of some 50,000 British pounds’ worth of gold and silver.
Every and his men resumed the hunt, and on September 7, their three remaining pirate ships caught up with the richest prize in the Indian fleet: the Grand Mughal flagship Ganj-i-Sawai. Unlike the Fath Mahmamadi, the Ganj-i-Sawai was more than capable of defending itself. It was the biggest ship in all of India, and boasted several dozen cannons and a complement of 400 riflemen—more than the entire pirate fleet combined.
Every gambled on an attack, and immediately scored a devastating blow when one of his first cannon volleys cut down the Ganj-i-Sawai’s mainmast. The Indian defenders then fell into disarray after one of their artillery pieces malfunctioned and exploded. Every brought the Fancy alongside the crippled Mughal ship and sent a boarding party scurrying onto its deck. A fierce hand-to-hand battle ensued, but the Indian soldiers were driven back after their captain abandoned them. According to one account, the cowardly officer took refuge below deck and ordered a group of slave girls to fight in his place.
Official document announcing that a bounty has been put on Henry Every.
After dispatching the leaderless Mughal resistance, the pirates sacked the Ganj-i-Sawai and brutalized its passengers. The men were tortured and killed, and the women—including an elderly relative of the Grand Mughal—were repeatedly raped. “The whole of the ship came under their control and they carried away all the gold and silver,” the Indian historian Khafi Khan later wrote. ter having remained engaged for a week, in searching for plunder, stripping the men of their clothes and dishonoring the old and young women, they left the ship and its passengers to their fate. Some of the women getting an opportunity, threw themselves into the sea to save their honor while others committed suicide using knives and daggers.”
The gold, silver, and jewels taken during the bloody Ganj-i-Sawai attack were worth somewhere between 325,000 and 600,000 British pounds—the equivalent of tens of millions today. After dividing the spoils, Every and his crew weighed anchor and set a course for the pirate-friendly Bahamas. Upon arriving at New Providence, they posed as slavers and bribed the island’s governor into letting them come ashore. Every also handed over the battle-scarred Fancy and a small fortune in ivory tusks.
British East India Company ships, known as st Indiamen” (Credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images)
While Every and his men relaxed in New Providence’s pubs, English authorities scrambled to deal with the political fallout from their raid. The attack had driven the Grand Mughal Aurangzeb into a rage, and he responded by arresting several higher-ups in the English East India Company, which he believed had conspired against him. Fearing the cancellation of their valuable trade agreements, the Company compensated the Mughals for what was stolen and vowed to bring the pirates to justice. East India Company and Royal Navy vessels were soon scouring the seas in search of the Fancy, and a large bounty was placed on Every’s head.
No one would get a chance to collect it. Having made the proverbial “last big score,” Every and his pirates scattered after only a short stay in the Caribbean. A few were later rounded up and executed, but the vast majority escaped to Europe and the American colonies. Every’s own fate remains something of a mystery. He is believed to have sailed to Ireland under the name 𠇋ridgeman,” but his trail goes cold from there. Most of his contemporaries believed he made a clean getaway and retired with his loot. A few fictional works even described him as starting his own pirate haven on Madagascar. Years later, another tale would surface claiming Every had returned to his native England to settle down, only to be bilked out of his fortune by corrupt merchants. According to that version, the so-called “King of the Pirates” died poor and anonymous, “not being worth as much as would buy him a coffin.”
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Many of the waiting treasures were hidden by outlaws after robbing a stagecoach or a train. When pursued by the posse, they often buried the loot, only to be captured before they could retrieve it.
Treasure YFB-24 - History
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Located about 10 miles south of Stuart is the village of Hobe Sound. With an eclectic assortment of Treasure Coast, Florida shopping spots, boutiques and galleries, Hobe Sound hosts cultural events that draw people from the entire Treasure Coast, like the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts in early February. The town’s name comes from the Jobe Indians (the Spanish pronounced the name “HO-bay”), one of the Native American groups that lived in the area before the European settlement.
Hobe Sound is home to one of Florida’s finest nature preserves, the aforementioned Jonathan Dickinson State Park. This 11,500-acre refuge contains an abundance of tropical and subtropical wildlife and offers camping, canoeing, hiking, bicycling, picnicking and fresh and saltwater fishing. The 40-foot Loxahatchee Queen III offers two-hour-long exploration of the upper reaches of the Loxahatchee River, which is accessible only by boat and includes a ranger-guided tour of the restored camp of Trapper Nelson, the famous “Wildman of the Loxahatchee.”
About The Delta Queen
You can review a few events from her timeline below.
The great history of Delta Queen in fact start in Scotland, where she was born as a twin sister to the Delta King (from 1924 to 1927).
They were shipped in pieces and assembled at Banner Island shipyard in Stockton, California.
If we look at the average cost of $75,000 for boats at that time. It can truly be said that she was the Queen from the very beginning, her final cost was $850,000.
December 12, 1925 – Delta Queen was launched in Stockton, California
The “royal twins” were christened on May 20, 1927
June 2, 1927 – Maiden voyage from San Francisco to Sacramento
June 26, 1938 – Delta Queen and Port of Stockton raced 17 miles from Sacramento down river to Clarksburg. Delta Queen carried 900 passengers who paid 50 cents each. Port of Sacramento won by a whisker.
Autumn 1940 to August 1946 – Served U.S. Navy as floating barracks, training facility and troop ferry. Placed in service as Yard House Boat – YHF 7 (1941–1944), after reclassified to Ferryboat – YFB-56 (5 July 1944–28 August 1946). She ferried (up to 3,200 men at once) wounded Pearl Harbor victims ashore from large ships. For which she was awarded two medals American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
Delta Queen as YFB-56 in U.S. Navy. Painted all in battleship gray.
December 17, 1946 – Delta Queen sale confirmed for $46,250 to Cincinnati, Ohio’s Greene Line Steamers.
April 19 – May 18, 1947 – Delta Queen crated and towed more than 5,000 miles from California through the Panama Canal to New Orleans.
Delta Queen pass through the Panama Canal.
Summer 1947 – Summer 1948 – Delta Queen proceeds under her own power to Pittsburgh and undergoes $750,000 in renovations.
June 30, 1948 – Debut Ohio River cruise from Cincinnati to Cairo, Illinois
1958 – Greene Line advertised Delta Queen for sale. California businessman Richard Simonton bought a majority of the stock and she continued service.
February 23, 1960 – Newly added calliope premiered in Memphis
April 1963 – Delta Queen and Belle of Louisville race and it is a publicity success.
A short 4 minutes video describes the first Great Steamboat Race between the Delta Queen & the Belle of Louisville in 1963.
1966 – Congress passed law banning wooden superstructures with more than 50 guests but Delta Queen granted two-year exemption, which was later extended to 1970.
June 1970 – Delta Queen added to the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places. Inventory – Nomination form
October 21 – November 1, 1970 – Farewell cruise from St. Paul to NOLA as exemption expired
December 1970 – Exemption added as amendment to another bill and signed into law
September 1971 – Delta Queen contracted to carry U.S. mail and has its own postmark
August 17 – 24, 1979 – President Jimmy Carter and family ride a St. Paul to St. Louis cruise.
Hartford’s future: 2020 visions of the city in 2025, in 2030
What will Hartford be like in the next five or 10 years?
Who will live here? Will the average age be younger or older than it is today? Will the city skyline look the same? What kind of endeavors will thrive here? Where will people congregate? What about traffic and gridlock?
What industries will disappear, and what might take their place? Will cars all be self-driving, or will we even still drive cars? Will bike lanes grow wider? Will the interstates be underground? Will there be more activity on and along the river? Will there be more pocket parks and fewer parking lots? Will more people head into the city at night than head out at the end of the workday?
Will our climate be drastically different, and how might that affect city life?
Will Hartford become a leading tourist destination for its rich mix of arts and history and festivals and its lively street life? A powerhouse of innovation? A backwater? A decadent place where people only think about going out to eat and drink?
Will it be a dynamic metropolis where residents prosper, or will many people still struggle with poverty and crime? What structural changes are needed if Hartford is to become a city where residents truly prosper?
How many languages will Hartford residents speak? Could there suddenly be a glut of grocery stores and supermarkets in the city? Will the North End develop its own retail destination, à la Blue Back Square or Westfarms?
What will the city’s identity be in five or 10 years? Will Hartford still have “it” in 2025 and 2030? Or will we look back at having lost “it”? Or will we finally really have “it”?
We’d like to know what you imagine the city can be — and will be. What do you boldly envision? What will it take to make it happen? Email your predictions and visions of Hartford’s future to [email protected], with “Hartford Visions” in the subject field.
To get the conversation started, we asked a number of people what they envision for Hartford’s future in the next five to 10 years.
Kim Bishop, executive director, HYPE at MetroHartford Alliance: “With the increase in apartments and condos on the market, an active and vibrant arts and cultural scene, restaurants, sporting events and so much more, we’re creating a downtown space that is attractive to young talent and will only continue to flourish. My greater vision is for this trend to continue outside of downtown into Hartford’s neighborhoods, with an increase in homeownership and expansion of business opportunities throughout the city. If the progress we’ve made in the last five years is any indication, we’re well on our way for that to happen!”
Jennifer Cassidy, board member and former chair, Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association merchant coordinator, Business for Downtown Hartford: “I envision a healthy Hartford where more local, fresh food will be grown and eaten. Residents will grow their own food in community gardens or where they live (after testing the soil for lead). There will be farm stands throughout the city to make it easier for farmers to sell their produce. The Hartford Regional Market will be a thriving place to purchase fresh food year-round. It also will offer cooking demonstrations, healthy recipes, an incubator kitchen and incentives for innovative entrepreneurial opportunities around food. Improved composting will be a useful end to the food cycle, helping to enrich Hartford soil and reduce waste.”
Julio Concepción, executive director, Hartford Chamber of Commerce: “Hartford’s future is bright, and its success is sustainable for generations. Not only do we have a dynamic downtown that is now thriving after 5 p.m., but more importantly we have true organic strength of our diverse neighborhoods. While we should rightfully highlight the increase in residential housing, additional amenities and public space activation in downtown, Hartford’s promising future lies in the development and foundation created by the people in our neighborhoods. Continuing to invest in Parkville (Parkville Market), Blue Hills (Weaver High School), CSS/CON, the Coalition to Strengthen Sheldon/Charter Oak Neighborhood (Dillon Stadium) and the Northeast (Swift Factory) neighborhoods, just to name a few, will drive prosperity in Hartford for decades to come.”
Tom Condon, former Hartford Courant columnist and editorial writer, now writes for The Connecticut Mirror: “While I think Hartford will see some improvement — transit east of the river, more development in Parkville and Upper Albany — Hartford cannot make a major leap forward without a major structural change. With so little taxable property in a property tax system, Hartford is programmed to fail. It cannot attract business with the highest commercial tax rate in the state. Without a major change — regional tax sharing, some form of metro government, something — Hartford is stuck. Change must come from the state, and it is perhaps the ultimate leadership challenge.”
Larry Dooley, owner of CG Management Co. and managing partner of Colt Gateway: “In the next five to 10 years, the Coltsville Historic District will be established as a National Historical Park and the Forge and Foundry buildings will be fully restored into visitor centers with educational and exhibition space. The compelling story of Sam and Elizabeth Colt will finally be told in a thoughtful and truthful fashion by the experts at the National Park Service. The intrigue of the Colt story, the blue dome and the exciting adaptive reuse of the historic space under the dome will propel Hartford into its rightful spot as one of the most historically significant cities in the United States.”
Patrick Doyle, executive director, KNOX: “Hartford is coming together and in five years I envision a city where people are more connected to one another and to the natural world. Farmers markets and community gardens are growing so people have access to healthy food that reflects their culture air quality and wellness are improving thanks to citywide efforts to restore the urban tree canopy, and, as the health of the city improves, more vibrant Hartford residents are able to find meaningful jobs. Based on what I see today, I am optimistic about Hartford’s future and looking forward to seeing how we can grow Hartford together.”
Michael Freimuth, executive director, Capital Region Development Authority: “Hartford will soon enjoy increased access to the riverfront, improved linkage to the suburbs and a greater connection between the downtown and the neighborhoods. The city’s economic base is being re-calibrated with new and smaller industries, and this will drive an expansion of the educational and cultural institutions. There will be pain in the process, and it will not be done by great one-time 'home runs,’ but rather it will occur over a relatively short interim period with multiple smaller independent efforts. As these internal changes come to Hartford, larger regional evolution will increase the city’s relationship to Boston, Providence and New York.”
John Q. Gale, attorney Hartford City Council assistant majority leader: “I see all downtown storefronts fully occupied in a center city that now has a food truck district outdoor dining on State House Square a floating restaurant at the riverfront with maybe several (Airbnb) houseboats 1,000 units of new housing mostly congregated around the baseball stadium a passway through the XL Center, connecting Trumbull and Ann, loaded with kiosks and bikes, scooters and murals everywhere. And the coup d’état, signifying that Hartford has really turned a corner, will be construction, with private dollars, planned or underway on the two lots at Main and Asylum, and at Asylum, Ford and Pearl!”
Erin Howard, director of economic development, city of Hartford: “The past five years, the city has focused on stabilizing its foundation, which in return has driven an uptick in private investments focused on housing and innovation. In the next five to 10 years I hope to see Hartford having benefited from additional investments and opportunities that have expanded across the city, both downtown and in the neighborhoods. Specifically I look forward to the city becoming a stronger vibrant core that attracts and retains Connecticut’s future younger workforce who call Hartford home. In doing so, Hartford will become an even livelier city that celebrates its diversity and capitalizes on its arts and entertainment as a place to not only work but to live and play.”
Aaron Knight, international business development project manager, state Department of Economic and Community Development chair-elect of HYPE: “I envision that Hartford will have completed its return towards a vibrant, bustling capital city that investments made downtown will continue to provide entertainment options to draw visitors to the city and that our multicultural neighborhoods will be safe and prosperous for Hartford residents.”
James E. LaPosta Jr., FAIA, principal / chief architectural officer, JCJ Architecture: “I believe that in the next five to 10 years Hartford will see a resurgence of human-centered design to support a growing innovation economy. One size no longer fits all, and smaller urban centers are ideally suited to respond to this change. The lines between places for education, work and recreation will become increasingly blurry as building and urban design solutions adapt to a generation that expects to customize their daily experience.”
U.S. Rep. John Larson: “Since the time of Samuel and Elizabeth Colt, Hartford has been a hub of manufacturing. With investments from companies like Stanley Black and Decker, and other companies, I know that this will only continue to grow over the next five to 10 years. This is an exciting time in Hartford’s history, and we have an opportunity to capitalize on this positive momentum by addressing the region’s infrastructure head on. It’s long past time to remove the highway barriers that have divided Hartford by tunneling I-84 and I-91. This would allow Hartford to recapture its riverfront, connect Coltsville National Historical Park to the river, repair the levee system, reclaim greenspace, expand multi-modal transportation options, and create new economic and job opportunities for the city and the region.”
Bruce Mandell, chairman and CEO, Hartford Athletic: “I see a vibrant downtown where a day like our first-ever home match at Dillon Stadium is the norm with sold-out events across the city bringing in those from all over the region. Hartford becomes a hub for sports and entertainment, more and more folks choose to live downtown, and a change in the regionalization of property taxes leads to growth in downtown businesses.”
Nyesha McCauley, communications manager, Achieve Hartford: “In the next five to 10 years Hartford will have realigned its priorities to better serve Hartford residents. Leading the way will be how we reimagine education to give our children the future they deserve. We will do this by creating open-walled environments that expand learning experiences in new dynamic ways, developing a learner-centered network of educational opportunities. We will rethink what we do have in the city of Hartford and coordinate our resources to leverage expansive learning opportunities that awaken the dormant potential in our children."
Bruce Putterman, publisher, The Connecticut Mirror: “As the state budget and pension crisis becomes increasingly challenging, Hartford and its suburbs will increasingly see the value of embracing regional solutions to economic, social, educational and transportation issues. That will strengthen the region, boost economic growth and mitigate (slightly) the state’s budget situation. And that will cause suburban leaders to ask why they didn’t embrace ‘regionalism’ decades ago.”
Bridget Quinn-Carey, CEO, Hartford Public Library: “Hartford will fully emerge as the cultural and educational epicenter of our state and Northeast region. Literature, theater, humanities, history, art, film, dance — the most brilliant and creative minds are here and as more inevitably arrive the rich cultural landscape will only continue to expand. Along with artists and creators, students and learners of every age will continue to clamor for even more stimulating and thought-provoking experiences, of which there will be an abundance.”
Lena Rodriguez, president and CEO, Community Renewal Team: “I’m very excited about the future of Hartford in the next 10 years. I expect to see fantastic development in downtown Hartford, along the lines of the successes we’re already starting to see with Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the Yard Goats. I think the downtown is going to be much more robust, and it will become more of a walking community complete with businesses and services that make it attractive to both residents and visitors alike.”
Jason Rojas, state representative chief of staff and associate vice president for external affairs, Trinity College: “My vision for Hartford in five to 10 years is that we see ourselves more as a Greater Hartford region and less as independent towns each believing we can be successful alone in the long term. It will be a region that has governing and service delivery systems that are designed at the regional level so we can adequately address public policy challenges that are regional in nature: environmental protection, affordable housing, workforce development and transportation among many others. Perhaps most critical is the need to address existing economic and racial isolation that limits opportunity and economic growth across the region as wealth, capital, development and poverty become even more concentrated.”
Devra Lee Sisitsky, executive director, MakerSpaceCT: “Bustling streets in Hartford filled with energy and vibrancy will fill the downtown area. Rapid growth for startups and early-stage companies will continue as a result of the innovation ecosystem developing in the city. With our universities, accelerators, incubators, makerspaces and boot camps providing access to equipment, technology, resources and support, this ecosystem will become strong and dynamic, allowing for complete prototyping, additive manufacturing and technology development capabilities for Insurtech, Medtech, Fintech, IoT devices, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Hartford visionaries and makers will continue to drive technological innovation in our culture.”
Glendowlyn Thames, Hartford City Council president deputy commissioner of business development, COO and chief financial officer, state Department of Economic and Community Development: “In the next five to 10 years, Hartford will experience unprecedented economic growth. Hartford will be a leader for inclusive growth, creating more opportunities for residents while becoming a hub of innovation aligned with the region’s industry strengths.”