Washington Lost Treasure

Washington lost treasure sites are listed on this page. However, I cannot promise that this information is completely accurate. As treasure tales go, because they have been passed down through many years, certain elements of the lost treasure story may have been altered, either intentionally or otherwise.

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Good luck! And have fun in your search for Washington lost treasure.

The Captain Scarborough Treasure

Somewhere along the banks of the Columbia River, near route 101, on the now, Fort Columbia Military Reservation, is a buried treasure of gold coins worth approximately $130,000. It was in 1852 when Captain James Scarborough, a wealthy businessman, buried the gold coins in a barrel.

Discovery Bay

Located near Port Townsend, off route 20. A British payroll, stolen durring the Revolutionary War, worth $80,000 is supposedly buried on the banks of Discovery Bay.

The Harry Sutton Treasure

Somewhere in the Hammond Orchard, in Port Townsend, saloon owner Harry Sutton, in 1870, buried $11,000 in gold coins.

The S.S. Buckley Treasure

Also in the Hammond Orchard there is rumored to be another treasure. Apparently, S.S. Buckley, a jeweler, buried a large amount of jewelry and money there.

Protection Island

Located a short distance north of port Townsend. In 1874, a prospector buried approximately $70,000 in gold bullion. However, after leaving the area for supplies, he was unable to locate the exact area of the treasure.

The Chevy Chase Inn Treasure

Located on Port Discovery Bay, in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. In 1864, the Canadian Pacific Railroad was robbed of $60,000 in British gold soverigns. The hoard was then buried on the property of the old Chevy Chase Inn.

Washington lost treasure may be located in ghost towns.