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    These are all images of Oak Island. Where ar the old structures? Dug, dozed, scraped away to be searched under. At least 12 groups have excavated the island looking for treasure. It's like wondering where the candles were on a birthday cake AFTER the dozen eight-year olds at the party had been served.

    And the "U" shaped structure is on the left of the image below (about even with the white vehicle) where Dunfield had built the retaining wall out into the bay in the 1960's.








    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Feb 02, 2019 at 03:43 PM.
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    I think the circled area is the L shaped structure
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    Looks lime a swastika to me
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    if there were an enterprise on OI, it certainly would have dominated that small island, yes? the cove area could be where the business activity occurred, but where did the rest of life happen? the rest of the island has remained pretty much as found, I believe.

    are there any good photos of the area as it is now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by will7782 View Post
    if there were an enterprise on OI, it certainly would have dominated that small island, yes? the cove area could be where the business activity occurred, but where did the rest of life happen? the rest of the island has remained pretty much as found, I believe.

    are there any good photos of the area as it is now?
    It is "speculated" that the swamp may have been an attempt to make a freshwater dam to service the operation.

    I am interested to see if the Laginas can find evidence that the swamp is man made..
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    The U-shaped structure was excavated and dated some years ago. C-14 testing resulted in a date of 1860 +/- 30 years. Samples were also sent to a dendrochronologist who came back with a range of dates, one of which was the late 1800's. The wood used was red spruce. All this info is available at the Oak Island Compendium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raparee View Post
    The U-shaped structure was excavated and dated some years ago. C-14 testing resulted in a date of 1860 +/- 30 years. Samples were also sent to a dendrochronologist who came back with a range of dates, one of which was the late 1800's. The wood used was red spruce. All this info is available at the Oak Island Compendium.
    But, Why was it built?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot View Post
    But, Why was it built?
    i don't know. First figure out what it is, then figure out why it was built.
    "The Templar theory is an example of what happens when someone gets an idea and then attempts to find evidence to prove it, rather than evaluating the evidence and then forming a theory to explain it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raparee View Post
    i don't know. First figure out what it is, then figure out why it was built.

    that is the point of this thread. what the hell was it for?
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    See post #8 - possibly a crib dock (like similar structures built in Canada). Time and tide rotted away the parts that weren't buried in the muck.

    https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2013/02/08/sticks-stones-a-traditional-les-cheneaux-crib-dock-replacement-project/



    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Feb 05, 2019 at 12:18 PM.
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    Nice Pics guys! Thanks!
    Charlie's is an old pic from Dunfield's and his attempt. Tough to see details, would like to compare to a pic of Dan's dig.

    Gazzahk's looks to be newer like maybe Lag boys attempt with newer gear but I couldn't clearly see the dam wall. Maybe my orientation. Will look for a color one or maybe take a pic off tonight's show depending on what they show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    See post #8 - possibly a crib dock (like similar structures built in Canada). Time and tide rotted away the parts that weren't buried in the muck.

    https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2013/02/08/sticks-stones-a-traditional-les-cheneaux-crib-dock-replacement-project/




    the problem that I have with the dock idea is the notches that are cut on a 45* angle, and there does not appear to have been anything other than the notches on the top side. see what I mean?

    your dock pic has everything horizontal, not angled up. makes me wonder why.

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    Did anyone notice the long (modern-day) cable protruding from the dirt (about 4 feet down), after Billy scooped away some earth. Good old Rick and another fella (can't recall) were down in the ditch with shovels. The cable was definitely modern, and the exposed part might have been about 20 feet (looped). What is THAT doing there?
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    And there was absolutely no reaction form Rick and crew. The cable then poofed after an edit . . . never to be seen again.
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    The smiths cove area has been dug up so many times. As Charlie P. (NY) pointed out in a thread somewhere, there are posted signs leading to the common wharf structure that the brothers are “re-discovering”. After folks stop watching the show, in another 20-30 years someone else will “discover the mysterious u shaped structure” and start another show after the current show is forgotten.

    They are so desperate that they made up their own “cryptic stone” after figuring out it was public knowledge that a “90 foot stone” was a fake created by a company looking to continue to milk investors.

    Yep.....the island has never had anything deposited in it except for stuff put down outhouse holes or common items that folks dropped out of the pockets. No bacon/shakespheare/amundson fictional beal code items, etc.

    The average guy with a $600 metal detector finds more items in a 4 hour session than these guys have found in years after fleecing advertisers of millions.....
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