Aug 18, 2022
This was not the usual Spanish treasure fleet but a mixed assortment of merchant ships and Spanish navy vessels that were returning to Cadiz, Spain.
Sep 19, 2013
That ubiquitous pirate growl is celebrated around the world on Talk Like a Pirate Day but few people know its origin. It did not come from a real pirate but one of fiction.
Jun 09, 2013
John Amrhein, Jr. will present his lecture about a true story of buried treasure and the role of Ocracoke in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island at 11 am this Tuesday followed by book signings.
May 30, 2013
The true story that would inspire Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island began at Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina in 1750. Come meet the author of Treasure Island: The Untold Story this Saturday.
Apr 22, 2013
John Amrhein, Jr. of the Outer Banks will be signing his book, The Hidden Galleon, at Costo Norfolk this Saturday. His award winning book tells of his quest for and discovery of the Spanish warship La Galga which wrecked on Assateague Island in 1750
Apr 01, 2013
Outer Banks author, John Amrhein, Jr., will be signing his book, The Hidden Galleon: The True Story of a lost Spanish ship and the wild horses of Assateague Island at the Costco Warehouse in Pentagon City, Arlington, this Saturday from...
Feb 07, 2013
Treasure Island was inspired by a true tale of buried treasure that has its roots at St. Kitts. John Amrhein, Jr. just returned from his presentation of the origins of this infamous pirate tale to the National Historic Trust at St. Kitts.
Nov 12, 2012
Tomorrow on Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday, Treasureislandday.com pays tribute to nineteen locations in America, the Caribbean, and Europe, that played a role in the epic story of the real Treasure Island
Oct 03, 2012
After thirty years of fruitless searches by treasure hunters, clues to the location of the elusive gold of the 1750 Spanish ship, El Salvador, wrecked at Cape Lookout, NC, is revealed in the new blog of maritime historian and author, John Amrhein, Jr
May 30, 2012
There is no doubt that Stevenson’s Treasure Island was a major influence on Disney Studios when they conceived the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Recent research has uncovered his real Treasure Island and Hampton played a central role..