Location: Cousins Island
Registered: November 2005
Sat, 05 January 2008 15:42
I read an interesting note about Cedar Ledges in "Casco Bay Yarns", written in 1916 by Williams Haynes. The island is between Ram and Elm Islands east of Orr's. A guy named John Wilson was out duck hunting on Cedar Ledges. He tripped in a hole, "round and smooth", and found a corroded copper kettle full of strange gold coins.
"If you will be careful to go out to the Cedar Ledges at low tide - the famous "Pirate's Gold Pot" is under water at other times - you can, as many other Doubting Thomases have done before you, put your hand into the hole where this hidden treasure lay for so many years."
If anyone gets out there to check this out, I'd love to hear about it.