Bear Mountain Forts
Two Revolutionary War forts, Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton were located in Bear Mt on the Hudson River, near Palisades Parkway, and route 9W. Some of the forts remains can still be seen. Both of these forts were captured by the British, and there occupants may have knwn of impending attacks. They may have hid valuables, and or payrolls.
Located near Fonda, on Switzer Hill. This home was built in 1742 and occupied by two, hated Tories, John and William Butler. Both men raided Patriots during the Revolutionary War, and then escaped to Canada. Supposedly, a vast treasure, or treasures are buried in or around the mansion.
Located along the Mohawk River is a ten mile strip of ruins from the Palatine settlement that existed in the early 1700’s. The homes were plundered and destroyed, and many of their occupants were killed by both the Iroquois Indians, and the Tories, during the Revolutionary War. Many occupants buried their possessions before the raids. And of course most died, never returning to their caches.
An island located on the St. Lawrence River near Waddington. In the mid 1700’s a French commander buried approximately $50,000 before surrendering his fort to the British.
The Lost Blenheim Silver Mine
Located is somewhere near the north end of the mountain. The mine was sealed during the Revolutionary War so the British could not benefit from it. Landslides have since covered it furthur.
Silver Creek is located approximately eight miles northeast of Dunkirk on Lake Erie. Silver coins are found along the beach. Most likely from the steamship wreck, Atlantic, that went down in 1852. It was carrying approximately $60,000 in coins.
Located between Buffalo and Niagra Falls, in the Niagra River. A well to do, French merchant named Clairieux buried kegs of eighteenth century coins near his home and store.