Despite this, the brothers will regularly pronounce oak timbers and other artifacts found at depths less than 140 feet as evidence of "the original money pit."

Supposedly, the stone was Need we mention that said treasure hunters found jack? Unfortunately for the crew, they had unknowingly been laboring within one of the auxiliary access tunnels 10 feet northwest of the Money Pit itself. The team decided to retreat and regroup.The following year, the Onslow Company returned to the pit with a new idea to capture the treasure. The new law aimed to discourage exploiting Nova Scotia's cultural resources for commercial gain.

To those who hold dearly to legends of pirates and their tie to buried gold, Captain Kidd seemed a likely candidate to construct the elaborate pit and create the mysterious stone.With the stone out of their path, the men of the Onslow Company resumed the excavation. Ook vrijwel alle andere hierboven beschreven opgegraven artikelen zijn verdwenen. The family lived in two primitive cabins void of running water. On the contrary, this episode may have helped heal the concerns of the team. Each character of the mysterious text consisted of a unique combination of lines, arrows and dots. Rather than go through the effort of removing the logs, one of the workers used a crowbar to probe between the timbers to ensure treasure was not immediately beneath their feet. The matted brown fiber could mean a hoard of precious goods was stashed deeper within the pit.The men wasted no time in dispatching the floor to claim their bounty. Between the wooden object buried beneath the timbers and the metal retrieved by the auger, the men were certain of their victory.Bolstered by the success of their initial drilling, the Truro Company sent the auger down for another attempt. You can learn more about this "inscribed stone" in another article.It was shortly after encountering the stone that the searches were introduced to Oak Island’s most enduring and frustrating defense mechanism… water. De schatgraverij heeft aan minstens zes mensen het leven gekost en vele miljoenen dollars gekost. However, the second attempt for the boys proved similar to their initial outing. This fact encouraged a "live-like-this-day-is-your-last"-type lifestyle. At a depth of 114 feet, Hedden's team came across an intersecting tunnel measuring 3 feet and 10 inches wide by 6 feet and 4 inches tall. In 1987, after losing an appeal, the Triton Alliance was forced to pay Nolan $500 dollars while Nolan was ordered to remove an Oak Island Museum he built to obstruct entrance to the land bridge (Crooker, 1993). After two whole summers' worth of digging and draining, the brothers were shown to have recovered:

Located off the shores of Nova Scotia, along Canada's Atlantic coast, Oak Island is among approximately 360 islands dotting Mahone Bay. Captivated, Hedden traveled to London to learn the source of the author's information. The bedrock isn't one solid mass; it is riddled with naturally-formed caverns.One set of early treasure hunters claimed to have found box drains in Smith's Cove that were the mouths of the "flood tunnels."

Like many before them, the group found themselves with far more enthusiasm than solutions. Mistakenly, the team ended up drilling approximately six feet south of the Money Pit (Harris, 1967).The duration of the Chappell expedition was short-lived; only active for one digging season. Somehow, the tunnel had been engineered to toy with men as they sought her fortune.Staring into a well that could hold unfathomable fortunes, the members of the Onslow Company refused to admit defeat. Surprisingly, the hand-powered drill delivered very different results.Beneath the layer of settled dirt, the Truro Company noticed that the auger then penetrated a series of strata consisting of 4 inches of oak, followed by 6 inches of spruce, before entering seven feet of clay. The Triton Alliance now had its own evidence of human activity prior to the first Money Pit excavation.The developments in 1971 only furthered the team's convictions in chasing the alleged riches. With just over 200 nautical miles separating the remote bays of present-day Nova Scotia from the thriving commercial center of colonial Boston, pirates were known to frequent areas near Oak Island. After scrutinizing the Oak Island debris, Dr. Porter made an alarming discovering. In one episode, the brothers decide to explore an old excavation adjacent to the money pit that was dug and lined with metal by Later, one of the brothers goes on a boat ride around the island and comes back with the pithy observation that "Back in 1965, Robert Dunfield excavated the entire Money Pit area, digging a hole 100 feet wide and 140 feet deep; when he found nothing and ran out of money, he then filled this hole back up with whatever material was lying around. At a depth of about 98 feet, the auger came in contact with a layer of spruce approximately 6 inches deep.