In 1979, I received a treasure hunt book as a gift and became fascinated by the story and artwork. In the autumn of 2010, I lent the book to another friend and on its return took another look. As I opened it , the thought immediately hit me that  Stephen Gibb and I could join forces and do something similar to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. We met and discussed storylines, creating a ficticious story based on fact and centred on the War of 1812. We wanted it to be fun and to encourage family participation, so included riddles, poetry, quotes from history on war and peace and just some fun quotes.

As I began to research, I realized that this could become a great educational tool and this became the focus.  Although the story focuses on Amherstburg and its surroundings, it is important to note that it is not necessary for the reader to travel to Amherstburg to find the answers. By engaging in a little research, a study of the story, artwork, quotes, riddles and poetry, the puzzle can be solved just as easily by someone living in Japan as someone who resides in Amherstburg.

We have worked very hard to acquire accurate information and have been able to compile it in a such way to be of interest to you the reader. We have only scratched the surface of the War of 1812 but it is our hope that it is enough to encourage you to research more, for it is indeed a fascinating read.
                                                                                                    - Dennis White

What is it exactly, that I am searching for?

The riddles, poetry, quotes and artwork all contain information that when put together will lead you to solving the puzzle and to a document entitling you to the grand prize-the treasure. The first person to correctly solve the puzzle will receive the Golden Key that will open a treasure worth over $10,000 CAD.

What do I do if I think I have solved the puzzle?

Very important!
First, email us and tell us your solution. Be very specific. No one else will have access to your answer. Emails are electronically timed and dated, so your entry is chronically logged in sequence.

In the event that someone retrieves the document but does not contact us and someone else solves the puzzle and DOES contact us, the person making the contact with the correct answer will receive the Key, the treasure box and its contents.