Monday, May 2, 2011

How this fits into History!

This fits into history because it is a big and impornatnt almost impossible treasure hunt!

Sources, Bibliography!

Here is the link to my bibliography:

Timeline of Imporntant Events with this Treasure


  • Esquire magazine publishes an article "The Mystery of Oak Island". [5.205]
(month unknown)
  • Frederick Nolan digs a hole 650 feet northwest of the Money Pit. He digs to 35 feet, finding nothing. [4.156]
  • Several boreholes are drilled, one 660 feet north of the Money Pit, recovering wire from 110 ft. [5.127]
June 11
  • The Steel Company of Canada issues a report on the wire, calling it typical of 1500-1900 type. [5.128]
(month unknown)
  • A 12 by 6 foot shaft is started 660 feet north of the Money Pit, at the location were a wire was found. [5.128]


  • Excavation of the 12x6 pit 660 feet north of the Money Pit is stopped at 100 feet, due to lack of funds. [128]


October 28
  • An engineering firm is excavating an area of the Western Shore Community on the mainland, about 3000 feet North of Oak Island. An excavator hits supposed bedrock 7 feet below ground, but then breaks through, making a 3 feet wide hole. Workers can see water 6 feet below the shell top. Measuring the depth reveals it to be 52 feet deep. A man is lowered into the hole, noting the width to be about 8 feet, extending about 30 feet forward. There could be a similar cavern below Oak Island, of limestone, causing occasional drops in earth above. [4.144]


  • Borehole 10X partially collapses at the 95-foot depth, with Dan Blankenship narrowly escaping. [5.128]


March 14
  • Belleville Research Laboratory of Canada Cement Lafarge issues a report on the chunks of concrete recovered from Borehole 10X in January 1971. The reports states the concrete is likely human-created with crude lime, and the presence of rust indicates contact with man-made iron object. [5.124]
  • David Tobias acquires Mel Chappell's land. [4.156]


  • Lancelot Press publishes The Oak Island Quest, written by William Crooker. The book gives a history to the early 1970s, discusses findings, mentions the possibility of offset chambers, and gives some theories, including ancient or extraterrestrial
  • Coward, McCann and Geohagen publish the book The Money Pit: The Story of Oak Island and the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt, written by D'Arcy O'Connor. Very complete and detailed history of exploration and discussion of popular theories and historical issues. Concludes a Spanish galleon, damaged by a storm around 1600, buried treasure to be recovered later. [5.202]
  • (to 1980) Borehole 10X is lined with 8-foot diameter steel casings from railway tank cars down to 50 feet, then steel plates are welded continuing down to 91 feet, then the walls are lined with concrete down to 126 feet. [4.166] [5.128]


  • Four circular holes are observed in the ice off South Shore. [5.129]


  • Fred Nolan discovers five cone-topped boulders on the surface of his land laid out forming a Latin cross. The boulders are 8 feet wide, 9 feet high, all pointing up. At the intersection of the lines of the cross is an unusual stone resembling a human head. The cross is 720 feet wide, 867 feet from top to bottom. The arms and stem meet at right-angles. No other similar boulders exist on the island. [4.174]


  • Triton Alliance launches a lawsuit versus Frederick Nolan, over the seven lots he acquired from the heirs of Sellers, and over access across Crandall's Point to the causeway. [4.156]
(month unknown)
  • Drill-hole number 401, 200 feet north of the Money Pit, encounters hard glacial till to 181 feet, anhydrite bedrock to 360 feet, then grey slate bedrock to 590 feet. [5.128]


  • Four East Publications publishes the book Oak Island Nova Scotia: The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt, written by Millie Evans and Eric Mullen. [5.200]


  • The lawsuit trial of Triton Alliance versus Frederick Nolan. Triton loses the case with respect to Nolan's title to the seven lots. Nolan is to pay $15,000 to Triton for interfering with their tourist busines, and to remove part of the museum he built over the access road to the causeway. Triton appeals. [4.160]


  • (Winter) Four circular holes are observed in the ice about 500 feet off South Shore, each 15-40 feet diameter, spaced about 150 feet apart. [5.129]
  • (to 1990) Work resumes lining Borehole 10X with concrete down to bedrock at 181 feet, but finding nothing of tunnels, artifacts, or treasure. The cavities at 140 and 160 feet are found to be natural. The bottom cavity at 230 feet is assumed to be natural from sonar sounding. [4.166] [5.128]
September 22
  • Cox Underground Research issues a report to Triton for "The Big Dig", proposing excavating an 80-foot diameter lined shaft at the Money Pit down to about 220 feet, pumping water from four pumping stations. A cofferdam would be built at Smith's Cove to keep water from the Flood Tunnel, and a huge cofferdam at South Shore Cove to keep water from the assumed second Flood Tunnel. The budget for the project is $10 million. [5.130]
October 19
  • The "Black Monday" stock market crash has a devastating effect on financing plans. [4.168]
  • On appeal of the 1985 ruling, Triton Alliance loses again. In a cross-appeal, the court reduces damages to $500, but Nolan is still ordered to remove the part of his museum over the road. [4.160]


  • Smithsonian magazine publishes an article "The Mysterious Money Pit". [5.205]
(month unknown)
  • Ballantine Books publishes the book The Big Dig: The $10 Million Search for Oak Island's Legendary Treasure, written by D'Arcy O'Connor. Revised and updated version of author's 1978 book. [5.202]


  • Les Éditions JCL publishes the book Oak Island: L'Île au Trésor, written by Cluade Marcil and Françoise Paul. Reviews search for treasure, presents popular theories, and advances theory that treasure was buried by a French fleet around 1746 that was damaged in a storm en route to retaking Louisbourg. [5.202]


  • Benwell Atkins publishes the book Revealed: The Secret of Oak Island, written by Laverne Johnson. Offers opinion that treasure originated in Central America, brought to the island before 1749, and that the treasure is located 20 feet underground 300 feet north of the Money Pit. [5.201]
  • (Summer) Triton Alliance applies to Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for $12 million in loan guarantee. They are turned down. [4.168]
September 9
  • A newspaper article (likely in Halifax) appears about Carl Mosher. Mosher says in about 1925 his grandmother showed him a wooden trunk containing about 25 heavy white canvas bags of gold. His grandmother was Lucy Vaughan, relative of Anthony Vaughan, one of the diggers of 1795. The trunk was said to have come from Oak Island. At some point, Uncle Edward Vaughan took the trunk, and disappeared, leaving his property, business, wife, and family. [4.215]


July 18
  • Newspaper The Halifax Herald reports a new discovery on Oak Island, a Latin cross formed by huge boulders. [4.182]


  • Four East Publications publishes the book Nova Scotia's Oak Island: The Unsolved Mystery, written by Millie Evans. [5.200]
  • Nimbus Publishing Company publishes the book Oak Island Gold, by William Crooker. Includes recently revealed stone cross, speculation of a Knights Templar connection, suggests British military buried part of treasure from sack of Havana in 1762. [4] [5.199]


  • Hounslow Press publishes the book The Oak Island Mystery: The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt written by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe. In addition to a history of the explorations, presents theories related to the Celts, Vikings, 4th century Mediterranean traders, Knights Templar, Prince Henry Sinclair, and Sir Francis Drake. [5.200]
  • Formac Publishing publishes the book Oak Island Secrets, written by Mark Finnan. Emphasis is on the stone cross, suggesting a Masonic connection, concluding a treasure was deposited in the late 1500s under the direction of Sir Francis Bacon. [5.200]
  • (to August) The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducts a detailed groundwater and bathymetry study of the Money Pit. [5.133,204]
  • On Oak Island, a memorial service is held in honor of the men who died on the island. A monument and bronze plaque are unveiled. [1.234]
September 25
  • Forbes FYI publishes an article "Yep, They're Still Digging". [5.205]


  • A government-sponsored survey is made of water surrounding Oak Island. [5.134]


  • Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3610 is issued. It shows several depressions in the seabed of South Shore Cove, in the vicinity of the four ice holes, and also shows a possible shipwreck in 35 feet of water 2000 feet south of the island. [5.134]


  • Ron Aston of Noon Star Ltd of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, drills holes on ridge north of the Money Pit to 30-50 feet depths, looking for an offset chamber from the Money Pit. Nothing is found. [5.134]
  • Destiny Books publishes the book The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery, written by Steven Sora. Gives details of the Sinclair clan of Scotland and connection to the treasure of the Knights Templar, suggesting that the treasure was buried between 1441 and 1482. [5.203]
  • Formac Publishing Company publishes the book Oak Island and its Lost Treasure, written by Graham Harris and Les MacPhie. [3]


  • Ron Aston returns to drill more holes looking for an offset chamber, but again finds nothing. [5.134]


  • Imperial College Engineer publishes an article by Graham Harris about the search for Oak Island treasure. [5.205]


  • Petter Amundsen of Norway excavates several shallow pits south of widely-spaced large boulders in the shape of a cross, found by Fred Nolan, revealed in 1992. [5.135]


January 22
  • Roling Stone Magazine publishes an article "The Curse of Oak Island". [5.205]
(month unknown)
  • The Lyons Press publishes the book The Secret Treasure of Oak Island: The Amazing True Story of a Centuries-Old Treasure, written by D'Arcy O'Connor. Revised and updated version of author's 1978 and 1988 books. [5.202]


  • The book Oak Island Obsession - The Restall Story is published, written by Lee Lamb, daughter of Robert Restall. [1]
This timeline is from:
World Timeline

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Mysterious Treasure; What is it?

The treasure on Oak Island is one very well hidden and kept secret ever. It is called the Oak Island Money Pit. This is a treasure that many have tried to get to and failed. people have spent millions of dollars on it trying to get it out and find out what is there. It is not an exact thing on what it might be because ther are many different possibilities and scenarios for this. This treasure is the longest most diffucult treasure hunt in History! It has had its ups and downs. They have found a few things in this "money pit" Such as this stone with writing on them.

The Book

Book Review 
I Read the book called The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar; Solving the Oak Island Mystery by Steven Sora. This book was full of information and you could learn a ton from it. Not only about the treasure but also about other points in history that have happend that may have to do with the Treasure. I recomend the book to anybody who likes history and finds mysteries interesting !(:

Here is a link to my book report for this book:
Oak Island Mystery