Hunting for Captain Morgan’s Lost Inca Gold

Native mythology on San Andrés talks of the privateer Captain Henry Morgan burying a vast treasure in a sea cave and in December 2018, after two years of researching the life and times of Captain Morgan, the thought of an ancient treasure lying in a sea cave became too much to resist, so Ashley Cowie assembled a small film crew, jumped on a plane from Bogotá, Colombia, and headed to San Andrés with a clear mission: Find the cave, find the treasure.

The Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina is situated in the Caribbean Sea of Seven colors about 150 miles (240 kilometers) east of Nicaragua. The islands are peppered with secret coves and pristine white sand beaches, many of which have been named after the most famous and successful privateer (licensed pirate) of all time - Captain Henry Morgan.

Astronaut’s Photograph of San Andrés Island by NASA-Johnson Space Center. “Astronaut Photography of Earth - Display Record.” (Public Domain)

Astronaut’s Photograph of San Andrés Island by NASA-Johnson Space Center. “Astronaut Photography of Earth - Display Record.” (Public Domain)


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