We grew up reading books like Treasure Island and Nancy Drew and the Mystery Of The Smuggling Pirate Smugglers of Smuggler Cove, so we were drawn to this porker-dumping treasure tale. Mmm, pork dumplings. . .
Modern-day treasure hunting often takes the form of geocaching, in which folks bury items and then post the coordinates online. If computers had existed in pirate times, everyone would have worn iPatches.