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Divers find wreck thought to be famous 19th-century pirate ship that sank with hold full of treasure
Mailonline ^ | 8/9/2012 | Emma Reynolds

Posted on 08/09/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT by wildbill

A shipwreck discovered in Tonga is thought to be a famous pirate vessel that sank in the 19th century with a hold full of treasure.

Legend has it that the Port-au-Prince was attacked by warriors near the South Pacific archipelago in 1806 and most of its British crew massacred on the orders of King Finau 'Ulukalala II.

The British had captured the ship from the French and made into a privateer - meaning it had permission to attack and plunder boats belonging to rivals Spain and France.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: arrrrrrr; godsgravesglyphs; pirate; sunkentreasure; tonga
Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight! Squaawk!

In this case it was the native chief who said, "Them that dies will be the lucky ones."

1 posted on 08/09/2012 9:30:28 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: SunkenCiv

Yo ho ho and a bottle of Coconut rum.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 9:32:47 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: wildbill

Okay, who gets the treasure? Britain, France, Spain or the finders?.......or a consortium of all?.........


3 posted on 08/09/2012 9:38:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: wildbill

Harrr! Whar’s me cabin boy?


4 posted on 08/09/2012 9:39:34 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: wildbill

I’d cook’em, fry’em, sautee’em.. oh.. native Chief.. whoops.. I thought it said Chef.. nevermind.. :)


5 posted on 08/09/2012 9:39:36 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: wildbill

The King ordered the ship scuttled with it’s treasure still on board. Yeah right.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 9:41:21 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: wildbill
Treasure everywhere these days.

'Shaun Whitehead is heading up an archaeological expedition to try to uncover treasure buried on the Pacific island of Cocos worth an estimated £160million.

The plunder could contain 113 gold religious statues, 200 chests of jewels, 273 swords with jewelled hilts, 1,000 diamonds, solid gold crowns, 150 chalices and hundreds of gold and silver bars.'

7 posted on 08/09/2012 9:45:39 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: wildbill

King Finau ‘Ulukalala II

Who coincidentally happens to also play Defensive Tackle for the University of Utah.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 9:47:17 AM PDT by lurk
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To: wildbill

:: on the orders of King Finau ‘Ulukalala II ::

Born on Septemeber 19th?


9 posted on 08/09/2012 10:04:43 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: wildbill

“King Finau ‘Ulukalala II”

Wasn’t he a contestant on the old Arther Godfrey show?


10 posted on 08/09/2012 10:11:09 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: wildbill
Letter of Marque and Reprisal
11 posted on 08/09/2012 10:18:57 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: duckman

Great memory there! I was very young when Godfrey “buzzed” the tower at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. My parents and grandmother used to listen to him daily. His Uke was a fun part of the shows.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 10:40:41 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: lurk
King Finau ‘Ulukalala II

"Boom Shakalaka"???

13 posted on 08/09/2012 10:47:32 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: wildbill

Treasure? I don’t see no steenkin treasure. Arrr


14 posted on 08/09/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Oppose Senate Amendment S.A. 2575! I need more than 10 rounds in my magazine.)
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To: Red Badger

no no no...this is 2012, it’s really “gay” treasure. It must be, it’s the only group that matters.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 11:23:01 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: fuzzylogic

Gay Treasure? Pirates of Penzance?...........


16 posted on 08/09/2012 11:30:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Theoria

There are lots of references on Google to the legendary treasure on Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica.

http://www.thunting.com/smf/cocos_island/proof_of_cocos_island_treasure-t1322.0.html;wap2=


17 posted on 08/09/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: BatGuano

Indeed. I remember sitting around my grandma’s kitchen listening to the Arthur “Buy ‘em by the carton” Godfrey when I was a little kid. I think the Hawaiian singer was Haleoke.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 12:12:49 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Red Badger

Tarantara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pDkZdLtdP0


19 posted on 08/09/2012 1:59:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: wildbill

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks wildbill.
...most of its British crew massacred on the orders of [Tonga's] King Finau 'Ulukalala II.
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m hurt that my find isn’t worthy of general distribution. (SOB!)


21 posted on 08/10/2012 7:07:25 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: wildbill

Well, it’s *only* 19th century. If I thought it were to be used as a plot point in “National Treasure 3”, uh, I’d still probably not use it, but I’m glad you posted it, regardless.

Or, for the hard of hearing, ear regardless.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 3:22:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I understand the lack of serious antiquity and pizazz.

How can pirates, sunken treasure, massacre by bloodthirsty natives, islands in the South Seas, and cabin boy turned native prince (or ponce) possibly compete in reader interest with holes in Neanderthal jawbone fossils?

AAARRRGH! ;-)


23 posted on 08/11/2012 9:24:30 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: wildbill

The trick is to find topics with a lot of pizazz. ;') related:
24 posted on 08/12/2012 10:18:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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