Season 11

Peyton Manning

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This week the good stuff begins. Dumas is working 6 hours / day of pumping to clear the water from the Garden Shaft. Report from the muon detector - a high density anomaly to the southwest of the garden shaft at 230 feet. Aladdin's cave has been imaged by muon tomography.

I'm skeptical that anyone would have gone as deep as 230 feet in the past.
Well, after ten seasons, it’s time for the good stuff
 

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MikeN

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This week they sent a camera down to get a look inside Aladdin's cave, then mapped with sonar. Dumas is continuing the Garden Shaft down to 95 feet, then go toward the baby blob.
 

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  • Lot 5 now yields a continuous stream of artifacts consistent with a structure which could have been occupied by 16th century treasure depositors.
  • Sensors in Aladdin's cave have measured organic matter, indicating wood there.
  • A new hole drilled into Aladdin's cave to allow for more complete sonar imaging based on its sloping floor.
  • When a video camera descends into Aladdin's cave, it shows a steady current flow. An underground river? Water flowing into the Garden Shaft as it is being pumped out? The predictable water inrush for any shaft on Oak Island? It was interesting that they are proposing a rapid set urethane sealer be applied around the leaky parts of the Garden Shaft. Finally it floods to 30 feet, coincident with floods in the area, although thought to be unrelated to surface flooding! The booby trapped flood tunnel?

It should be a challenge and I hope these guys really know what they're doing. I'm surprised that it took this long to disastrously flood. But the Roger from Dumas said he wasn't expecting anything like that!
 

autofull

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  • Lot 5 now yields a continuous stream of artifacts consistent with a structure which could have been occupied by 16th century treasure depositors.
  • Sensors in Aladdin's cave have measured organic matter, indicating wood there.
  • A new hole drilled into Aladdin's cave to allow for more complete sonar imaging based on its sloping floor.
  • When a video camera descends into Aladdin's cave, it shows a steady current flow. An underground river? Water flowing into the Garden Shaft as it is being pumped out? The predictable water inrush for any shaft on Oak Island? It was interesting that they are proposing a rapid set urethane sealer be applied around the leaky parts of the Garden Shaft. Finally it floods to 30 feet, coincident with floods in the area, although thought to be unrelated to surface flooding! The booby trapped flood tunnel?

It should be a challenge and I hope these guys really know what they're doing. I'm surprised that it took this long to disastrously flood. But the Roger from Dumas said he wasn't expecting anything like that!
thank god for the dvr. whew.
 

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MikeN

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This week the swamp was drained and they begin to dig further along the stone road. They find a hand-forged iron chain that could have been used to hoist heavy treasure chests from a ship onto the island.

In the garden shaft, they discover a cavity behind the new walls, and lumber in the cavity. The lumber is likely from the original Garden Shaft construction. They apply the quick-set urethane into the leaking walls but progress is slow. Oak Island seems to be applying the traditional tunnel-busting forces to block exploration. The forces of water are attacking from the sides and bottom.
 

FreeBirdTim

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  • Lot 5 now yields a continuous stream of artifacts consistent with a structure which could have been occupied by 16th century treasure depositors.

Could it be from a 16th century structure? That would make it from the 1500's, long before Captain Kidd was alive. This tale just keeps getting sillier and sillier.
 

n2mini

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Playing devils advocate, just because they found an old chain doesn't mean Captain Kid didn't still leave a treasure there. Granted I wish they wouldn't always say that whatever they just found MIGHT be from the treasure depositors. Happens almost every show seems like.. There is obviously a lot of different stuff being found from a wide range of time periods. No way of knowing which if any of them are from depositors, if there ever was depositors of course..
 

pepperj

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The ratings for this drama is sinking faster than a lead weight it seems.
Ranked at #47 last season and now @ #122

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Though it still ranks #1 on the History (Fake) channel it seems.

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BennyV

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Playing devils advocate, just because they found an old chain doesn't mean Captain Kid didn't still leave a treasure there. Granted I wish they wouldn't always say that whatever they just found MIGHT be from the treasure depositors. Happens almost every show seems like.. There is obviously a lot of different stuff being found from a wide range of time periods. No way of knowing which if any of them are from depositors, if there ever was depositors of course..
I’m with you on this.

I would like to know who was involved. It seems that Spanish, English, and French all were on the island at one point or another.

I think FDR thought the French jewels were there. That’s why he became involved. I’d love to see what evidence he was presented with prior to him getting involved.
 

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MikeN

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Now Aladdin's cave has apparently collapsed from all the vertical drilling. They may have to sink a caisson to explore the contents on the floor if the Garden Shaft doesn't offer access. The Garden Shaft recovery schedule extends into fall before they can make meaningful progress, so nothing to report immediately except that a company is planning to come to continue waterproofing the walls.
 

FreeBirdTim

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I would like to know who was involved. It seems that Spanish, English, and French all were on the island at one point or another.

That may be true, but don't base it on the alleged coins they've found there. I've found Spanish reales from the 1700's here in RI, but they weren't lost by Spanish visitors! Same for all the British King George coppers I've found. Lost by American farmers, not invading British soldiers!

Bottom line, just because they found a Chinese coin doesn't mean the island was visited by anyone from China! They're grasping at straws trying to keep this futile search interesting, but they're doing it at the expense of the truth.
 

BennyV

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That may be true, but don't base it on the alleged coins they've found there. I've found Spanish reales from the 1700's here in RI, but they weren't lost by Spanish visitors! Same for all the British King George coppers I've found. Lost by American farmers, not invading British soldiers!

Bottom line, just because they found a Chinese coin doesn't mean the island was visited by anyone from China! They're grasping at straws trying to keep this futile search interesting, but they're doing it at the expense of the truth.
I’m not talking about coins. I was referring mainly to the vast amount of military related relics they’ve found.
 

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MikeN

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Feb 22, 2017
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Now Minova Global has arrived to seal off the walls of the Garden Shaft using GeoFoam. They also drill an exploratory shaft near a muon-detected anomaly. Possibly in the direction of the elusive Chappell Vault. They find cobble at 118 feet - stones of the original flood tunnel?
 

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MikeN

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Feb 22, 2017
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This week, the legendary Chappell Vault remains elusive, however they did find a section of ancient skinny drill pipe of the type likely used by William Chappell. Still doing maintenance work on the Garden Shaft.
 

Anzac

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I wouldn't be surprised if we found out that the writers of Oak Island were also writers on the TV show Lost.

The whole started off a bit intriguing but then dragged on and on and on to a yawn fest seems reflective of both shows.
 

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