Alaska's Abandoned Gold Mines

By Mike Coppock
From page 36 of the July, 2010 issue of Lost Treasure
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The Otter was on a trading expedition in Southeast Alaska carrying goods for Tlingit Indians when her lookout spotted what appeared to be a log floating out to sea, but as the vessel grew closer, he could tell it was a canoe and inside the canoe the figure of a man.
Seamen from the Otter brought the unconscious man onboard. In his pocket was a small poke containing gold - $1,500 worth - a small fortune in 1867.
As Fred Culver got his strength back, he told how Indians had killed his partner and that he barely made it to the canoe they had hidden along shore, but not before he had been wounded.
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