The gold that sank with the General Grant has long attracted treasure seekers. However, the wreck has never been positively identified. In 1996 Bill Day, a Wellington treasure hunter, found anchors, cannons, crockery, gold and silver coins. He decided that the coins were unlikely to be from the General Grant as they were too old.
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