Captain Kidd in New York Harbor, ca. 1920 painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris.

Treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd reported found

Captain Kidd was executed in 1701 for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Legend had it that Kidd hid much of his loot, which has prompted numerous treasure hunts around the world and inspired Robert Louis Stevenson when he wrote Treasure Island.