Dan Blankenship died on March 17, 2019, at age 95. The first document Alex examines is a hand-written certificate confirming Anderson as a Master Mason, a high-ranking member of a Freemasonic fraternity. Marty and Rick Lagina, whose final efforts of the season are still to come on The Curse of Oak Island The Curse of Oak Island Season 5 finale date has been confirmed to Monsters and Critics by History. Captain James Anderson and his Chest In this episode, Nova Scotian historian Doug Crowell of introduces us to Captain James Anderson, another historic character in the Oak Island story. He died in 1796, a year after the discovery of the Money Pit, somewhere in the West Indies i. Likely produced from the combustion of local red oak wood, this charcoal, some Oak Island researchers believe, might have been the product of a furnace used by the original Money Pit constructors to draw fresh air down to the diggers labouring in the shaft a practice which, according to civil engineer and Oak Island historian Graham Harris, was not common in the mining industry until 1665.
. The narrator reveals that other samples will be separated and spread out on a prospecting device called a shaker table. The brothers were later approached by to do a reality show. Sure enough, they quickly unearth a musket ball. Interpretation of the original Money Pit. The next episode in Season 5, Episode 514, will then air on February 20, with Episode 515 airing the week after on February 27. Caribbean , where Crowell suspects he was engaged in privateering.
Rick is confident that, if conducted without mishap, the operation will yield something significant within 20 days. The brothers commend the men on their discovery and agree that they ought to have the coin fragment cleaned up and professionally examined. Some believe Oak Island actually used to be two islands and the swamp — which has a distinctive triangular shape — was built to hide something, possibly a sunken pirate shift, treasure, or even a secret entrance to. The Curse of Oak Island Genre Narrated by Country of origin Canada Original language s English No. He was eventually captured by a group of Patriots and imprisoned in Richmond, Virginia. There, they meet with Dr. The series discusses the history of the island, recent discoveries, theories, and prior attempts to investigate the site.
Later, Rick, Marty, and Charles meet with geologist Terry Matheson at the Money Pit area while the Brewster Drill Team goes about its work. Crowell and the men of Oak Island Tours Inc. In October 2017, a fifth season was announced, which began airing on November 7, 2017. A special episode, The Templar Connection — looking at the history of the Knights Templar and the Templar links to Oak Island found so far — will air next Tuesday in place of a normal episode. For some reason, he changed his allegiance sometime during the war and sailed his ship to New York, where he delivered it to the British.
Marty and his brother Rick obtained a controlling interest in Oak Island Tours, which reportedly owns most of the island. Rick and Marty have engaged the assistance of father-and-son Dan and Dave Blankenship, permanent residents of the island who have likewise been searching for treasure since the 1960s. It has also been suggested by Zena Halpern, without evidence, that the Templars worshipped the Phoenician goddess Tanit. Season 6 began airing November 13, 2018. Upon being prompted by Craig Tester, Brosseau confirms that absence of sulfur in the piece suggests that it was smelted with charcoal, an ancient reducing agent.
Season 5, Episode 1 November 7, 2017 Season 5, Episode 1 November 7, 2017 In the season premiere, trouble unfolds during a difficult dive as the brothers double their efforts to locate the original Money Pit in an ambitious engineering operation. Xiang Yang places a sample of it under an electron microscope. Later that day, Rick and Marty Lagina, Craig Tester, Dave Blankenship, Jack Begley, Charles Barkhouse, and Gary Drayton meet with local historian Doug Crowell. Meanwhile, Rick Lagina discovered a stake in the apex of the Oak Island swamp which matched the description of stakes Fred Nolan previously found there and which he believed were old survey markers that proved the swamp was man-made. Specifically, a layer of charcoal was said to cover the fourth 10-foot oak platform the original Money Pit was punctuated by nine oak platforms set at 10-foot intervals. The crew takes the historian up on his offer, tasking Alex Lagina, Peter Fornetti, and Charles Barkhouse with this undertaking. Each hole will be cased with plastic piping to prevent it from collapsing, and to allow for future down-hole metal detection operations.
Charcoal In this episode of The Curse of Oak Island, a core sample from a drilling operation in the Money Pit area brought up an item from a depth of 195 feet which resembled charcoal. Persons featured have included Zena Halpern discussing her theory about North African gold and sharing copies of a French map of the island which she claims is dated 1347; J. After the call, he, Begley and Fornetti are joined by the Lagina brothers, to whom they present their find. All things considered, the results of the metallurgical examination indicate that the rose head nail is at least several hundred years old. The show will take a one-week break next week February 13 due to the Winter Olympics, but will return the week after.
One of these documents reveals Anderson as a Master Mason, or a high-ranking member of a Freemasonic Lodge. During the American Revolution, Anderson, then a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, pledged allegiance to the revolutionary government of Maryland and fought for the New English rebels. Atkinson then reveals that Captain Anderson was a spy as well as a pirate, captained a ship called the Betsy, and is known to have sailed as early as 1768. While the crew examines the charcoal piece, a deluge of water mysteriously bursts from the C1 Shaft. The narrator reminds us of an old legend which holds that the three co-discoverers of the Money Pit- Daniel McGinnis, John Smith, and Anthony Vaughan- discovered three treasure chests in the Money Pit sometime after 1795. From one such sample, taken from a depth of 195 feet, driller Kyle Fetterly retrieves a fragment of what appears to be charcoal. Season 5, Episode 4 November 28, 2017 Season 5, Episode 4 November 28, 2017 Danger strikes just as the geo-tech drilling team hits a possible void in the Money Pit, and the discovery of a long-lost artifact leads to an emotional reunion for one of the surviving members of the legendary Restall family.