A Pirate Ship And Treasure In The Escambia River? Find Out Tonight On Travel Channel

July 11, 2018

Is there are buried a buried pirate ship and buried treasure in the Escambia River? The Travel Channel show Caribbean Pirate Treasure will explore the Escambia River in a hunt for the lost ship and its loot during an episode tonight at 9 p.m.

The show was filmed in February at river locations that included the Molino Boat Ramp.

Here is the show information from the Travel Channel:

Caribbean Pirate Treasure
“The Lost River Treasure of Pensacola”
Wednesday, July 11 at 9 p.m. (CDT)

Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau head to Pensacola, Fla., to track down a legend of pirates and lost treasure. Their mission takes them to the dark and dangerous Escambia River to meet a local man who claims he’s found the long-lost pirate ship. When the Cousteaus hit the frigid and roiling river, their investigation becomes a fight for survival. The legend says pirates sank their ship in the Escambia river and then hid their treasure within half a mile of the wreck site in an ancient tribal mound. The Cousteaus begin the second part of their mission with the latest in high-tech equipment: a massive LIDAR equipped drone. The incredible cutting-edge technology provides an amazing map and three likely targets where the treasure might be hidden. As the light begins to fade, their investigation hits a creepy swamp where they unravel the final clues to the treasure legend.


8 Responses to “A Pirate Ship And Treasure In The Escambia River? Find Out Tonight On Travel Channel”

  1. Matt on October 21st, 2018 11:53 pm

    I go on the escambia river every weekend by kayak. I wouldnt be suprised if there were some stuff down below. It’s a huge river and ive gone to 4 of the launches and I still have’nt covered half of it. Seen about 1 alligator per trip too.

  2. Crystal Michelle Harris on August 16th, 2018 10:28 pm

    Check the episode out on Amazon. Its available to purchase for $2.

  3. R. Ptomey on July 22nd, 2018 6:46 pm

    ‘grew up in the Century/Flomaton area……when a boy, explored indian mound just off Big Escambia between century and Flomaton….story then was the Spainish had laid a chain from the indian mound to the river with the thought of returning to the mound in the future by locating the chain…..only part of story that is for sure true is the existence of the mound….been there more than once.

  4. james on July 12th, 2018 7:55 pm

    I am from Pensacola originally and a metal detectorist. There are numerous ship wrecks, at last count by the west Florida university over 200 in Pensacola bay that are from before 1800. there is also legends of treasure buried in perdido bay and key area. Also in the Destin bay area. Stories of gold coins under the sands of the small islands dotting the Pensacola area near the mouth of the bay and near the navy base areas. There is what is called by the locals. the spoon wreck just off of Ft. Pickens fort. An old boat that sank and is loaded with silver spoons. I know this because I spoke with the diver whom searched the wreck 20 years ago. Paddle wheel boats used to run up and down the perdido river during the civil war era. When you have a town that is 400 years old, you have numerous cases of lost history, treasure and relics buried lots of places, It just takes time, effort, and lots of research to find these locations.

  5. Charlie on July 11th, 2018 10:21 pm

    Very interesting, & I love stories like this. I don’t have access to that channel however, & assume since it was filmed way back in February, that if any treasure had been found, it would have been big news, as something like that would have leaked out, no matter how secret.

  6. Confused on July 11th, 2018 9:57 pm

    My online TV Guide says that it’s supposed to be on channel 80, but we don’t have channel 80. Can anyone help with what other channel to try?

  7. Wharf Rat on July 11th, 2018 9:22 pm

    Thanks North Escambia. There is nothing in any other media that I can find concerning this pending presentation. There are many people who appreciate your service and coverage of local events and interests.

  8. Elmo on July 11th, 2018 5:14 pm

    Thank you very much William, I now have it programmed to record! I surely would have missed the showing and would’ve regretted it!

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