By Anthony M. Belli
From page 27 of the January, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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The Guatmozin Treasure
(NEW HAVEN COUNTY) - Just a half mile off the coast east of Milford, Connecticut, sits 14-acre Charles Island, reputed to have been the depository of more than one noted treasure.
The island's history is shrouded in mystery, legend, and curses.
No one who’s ever lived on the island stayed very long after Ansantawea, chief of the local Paugussett tribe, sold it to early settlers in 1639.
Ansantawea had used the island as his summer home for years, but every enterprise undertaken on the island after 1639 is said to have ended in failure.
In the mid-1600's, a tobacco plantation located here, later a fish oil factory, a mansion, a hotel and religious retreat; all ended in failure for their owners.