The Money Pit first collapsed in 1850. Season 6, Episode 19 April 2, 2019 Season 6, Episode 19 April 2, 2019 The days are getting shorter and only a few weeks remain before the fellowship must end operations for the winter. Unfortunately, this shaft flooded with seawater once it came within a short distance of its destination. Money Pit Collapse In this episode, Rick Lagina states his belief that the Money Pit treasure is scattered at depth as a result of two major Money Pit collapses. When the logs were carbon dated from 1655-1695, crew members speculated that they might be relics of the 10-foot oak log platforms allegedly discovered in the original Money Pit.
The men mark the location of the future borehole with spray paint and prepare to sink their final hole. To make matters worse, crew men noticed that water was also starting to seep into the Money Pit which had, until then, remained relatively dry. For the time being, they refuse to have this item further examined, so all they have is an assumption that it is only a railroad spike. It is merely a matter of knowing how to read them. According to some accounts, covering some of the oak platforms were layers of charcoal, beach stones, blue clay, and coconut fibres.
With over 450 tons of state-of-the-art technology and heavy digging machinery, this season the Lagina brothers are excavating the Money Pit — a manmade hole discovered in the late 1700s — which is believed to be hiding a chest full of valuable items. Later, at the Money Pit area, Rick and Marty Lagina learn that Borehole T1 has nearly reached bedrock. These collapses, he believes, likely scattered the Money Pit treasure throughout a relatively wide area, and he would like to sink Oak Island Tours Inc. Rick suggests that the log might be a component of the oak platforms allegedly found in the original Money Pit at 10-foot intervals more than 200 years ago. However, in spite of different guesses, the team has not found any answers so far.
They dug a shaft 18 feet south of the Money Pit to a depth of 112 feet before tunneling laterally towards the Money Pit. The Money Pit had collapsed, and along with it all the cribbing the Oak Island Association had constructed. The team is determined to excavate under the giant crane pad in Smith's Cove, confident they'll make their greatest breakthrough yet. Most sources claim that the oak logs were six to eight inches in diameter, and were rotten on the outside, indicating that they had been there for some time before the discovery. For some time, the brothers passionately discuss whether or not they ought to wrap up their affairs in the Money Pit area.
In no time, the shaft was completely flooded with seawater. Later that day, members of Oak Island Tours Inc. Off to France to solve once and for all the mystery of some random Canadian island. Suddenly, the Oak Island team is approached by Andrew Folkins, who explains that the men of Irving Equipment Ltd. After watching the hammergrab bring up several loads of rock, clay, mud, and water, the Lagina brothers concede that things are looking bleak for Borehole T1. The two brothers used modern digging machines in their quest for treasure in the Money Pit, but there were still no significant discoveries which would help them figure things out.
The Lagina brothers consult contractor Andrew Folkins of Irving Equipment Ltd. Season 6, Episode 22 April 30, 2019 Season 6, Episode 22 April 30, 2019 In the season finale, the team is handed a shocking new theory that may connect the Oak Island treasure to the birth of a nation. Much to the pleasure of the Association men, the tunnel reached the Pit without being flooded out; the circumvention was a success. While the men of Irving Equipment Ltd. The incised symbols on that stone actually form a map. The flooding was accompanied by a tremendous crash and the crumpling of the cribbing in the Money Pit, leading the company men to speculate that the bottom of the Money Pit had likely dropped out into one of the three tunnels below it. The contractors continue their work, hauling up another load of debris from T1 which contains yet another small oak log.
Nolan also discovered a sixth stone buried underground at the centre of this cross. More than a decade later, in 1861, members of the Oak Island Association encountered a similar situation. The men, animals, and machines worked around the clock for three days straight. Later, the Lagina brothers relay their decision to sink a fourth shaft to Andrew Folkins. Of particular interest is a small oak log, a sample of which has been sent away for carbon testing.
There, Craig Tester briefs them on the results of the carbon dating of the wood brought up from Borehole T1. According to many versions of the 1795 Oak Island discovery legend, Daniel McGinnis, John Smith, and Anthony Vaughan unearthed three platforms comprised of tightly-fitted oak logs embedded into the clay walls of the Money Pit at 10, 20, and 30 feet below the surface. In the meantime a stick of oak timber of considerable girth and 3 ½ feet in length was ejected with the mud. The top of the stone bears a cutlass-shaped indentation which Barkhouse claims was much more defined when he first laid eyes on it twenty years ago. This piece of wood, which Marty speculates is a hardwood on account of its density, is fashioned into a wedge, and is unlike any other piece of wood the team has extracted from the Money Pit area. But it's also the moment of truth for the fellowship as the guys are faced with a difficult choice: quit or continue. By the third day, the flooding problem was under control.
The team members share their suspicions that the oak log might be a piece of one of the original Money Pit platforms, and discuss the implications of this possibility. This sixth stone, composed of softer sandstone, vaguely resembles a human head, and bears a cutlass-shaped indentation on its crown. The narrator then describes how previous treasure hunters, including William Chappell and Frederick Blair of the Oak Island Treasure Company, had encountered what appeared to be impenetrable iron barriers at depth. The information is all there in plain view on these and other Oak Island treasure maps. Furthermore, they drained the swamp which they thought would reveal something important, but all they found was a large iron nail, but no gold. Analysis Oak Logs In this episode, the men of Oak Island Tours Inc. The second fragment of wood was dated from 1655-1695.
Season 6, Episode 13 February 12, 2019 Season 6, Episode 13 February 12, 2019 A structure uncovered in Smith's Cove perplexes the brotherhood; and at the Money Pit, the team finds evidence they may have discovered the legendary box believed to contain the Oak Island treasure, the elusive Chapple vault. This unfortunate development spelled the end of the Truro Company. Plot Summary At the Money Pit area, brothers Rick and Marty Lagina examine fragments of wood that have just been brought up from the 100-102-foot depth of their newest shaft, Borehole T1. At this point, the Association men hoped to clear the tunnel they had previously dug- which, as a result of the flooding, had become choked with mud and clay- and resume their excavation of the Money Pit where they had left off. With great reluctance, the team decides to put an end to excavations in Borehole T1. Ever since this first collapse of the Money Pit, many Oak Island theorists have speculated that the Oak Island treasure is dispersed throughout the Money Pit area. .