Buried treasure has often been associated with pirates. Legend has it that pirates would bury their stolen fortunes in remote places intending to return to them later, often with the use of a treasure map.
The only pirate known to have actually buried treasure was Captain William Kidd who is believed to have buried at least some of his wealth on Gardiners Island near Long Island in 1699 while sailing his ship "Adventure" from Boston to New York City.
Kidd had originally been commissioned as a privateer for England, but his behavior had strayed into outright piracy, and he hoped that his treasure could serve as a bargaining chip in negotiations to avoid punishment. His bid was unsuccessful, however, and Kidd was hanged as a pirate.
Woodworking for Teens - Treasure Chest
June 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd
10:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
Ahoy, Matey! Set your sails to our workshop and make this fun treasure chest. This class is designed for teens 13 years and older. In this five day, 6-1/4 hour class, students will learn how to safely use various hand tools including a crosscut saw, a hand miter saw, drills, hand planes and hammers. Students will also learn how to apply semi-solid stain, install brass hardware and rope handles. At the end of the week, your teen woodworker will have completed a hand-made treasure chest to stow their precious booty.
Height 10-1/2"; Width 15-1/2" ; Depth 10-1/2".