The story goes that the crew of the Förstfodingen moved gold and other valuables ashore from the ship, leaving the copper coins on board. Thereafter, the ship would have been steered to the ledge and the crew would have landed. According to the same story, the shipwreck would have been investigated in the 1700s, but the crew could not be charged due to lack of evidence. (Hakala: Käräjäluoto, 2005)


“Where was the ´gold´ then? Most probably it was saved already in 1748, or there was none in the cargo.” (Hakala: Käräjäluoto, 2005)


Museum Director Pekka Toivonen said at a diving camp that the ship may also have met its fate somewhere else and that the money coffer was saved but dropped into the sea in front of Rahakallio. (Norrmén: Jakobstads Tidning, 10 July 1988)