The Curse of Oak Island

The Curse of Oak Island
Author: Randall Sullivan
Publsiher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 0802189059
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curse of Oak Island Book Excerpt:

An in-depth look into the history of a Canadian island rumored to hold buried treasure and of centuries of failed attempts to claim the riches. Updated with new material from the author In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible. Since then, the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers’ imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what’s hidden on Oak Island–pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays–yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma. The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel’s television show The Curse of Oak Island, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand. Praise for The Curse of Oak Island “Sullivan writes with open-minded balance, rendering the Oak Island story into a weirdly fascinating mystery.” —Booklist “A definitive read for fans of the History Channel television show. Sullivan delves deeper into the history, personalities, and theories presented only briefly on the show. . . . The book is incredibly well researched and the presentation . . . is very readable. If you’ve watched The Curse of Oak Island and were frustrated that snippets and possibilities were left tantalizingly unexplored, this is the book for you.” —Heather Cover, Homewood Library (Birmingham, Alabama) “Sullivan isn’t writing about Oak Island the TV show; his subject is Oak Island the place, largely as seen and imagined by the show’s viewers. So, if you’ve ever been more entranced by the show’s long trips into history and theoretical island encounters across history, Sullivan’s book probably needs to be on your Christmas list.” —Starcasm

The Oak Island Encyclopedia

The Oak Island Encyclopedia
Author: Hammerson Peters
Publsiher: Hammerson Peters via PublishDrive
Total Pages: 1313
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oak Island Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Your unauthorized guide to the History Channel's TV series "The Curse of Oak Island". Packed with information on the history of the Oak Island treasure hunt; plot summaries and analyses for each episode of "The Curse of Oak Island" from Seasons 1 through 6; and summaries of the various theories regarding the nature of the Oak Island mystery.

The Curse of Oak Island

The Curse of Oak Island
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legends
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curse of Oak Island Book Excerpt:

The curse of Oak Island introduces viewers to a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia where two obsessed brothers are attempting to solve a 200-year-old mystery. Rick and Marty Lagina own most of Oak Island and are determined to find the treasure alleged to be buried there despite the fact that the island is rumoured to be cursed. Legend says seven people must die before the treasure is revealed, and so far, six have lost their lives in the pursuit. Rick and Marty explore an abandoned shaft, a cove, and even drain a swamp to find the booty, and what they find is enough to make them believe the rumors may be true. Undeterred, even after a visit from a woman who lost her father and brother in a tragic accident on Oak Island years earlier, the brothers press on and make one of the biggest discoveries ever.

Oak Island Illustrated

Oak Island Illustrated
Author: John Bell
Publsiher: Formac Publishing Company
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 1459506723
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oak Island Illustrated Book Excerpt:

More than two centuries ago, compelling evidence of buried treasure was found on Nova Scotia's Oak Island. Since then, extensive engineering works have been discovered and mysterious objects unearthed in and around the island's "Money Pit." The ongoing search has been featured on a long-running popular television series, but to this day, the island guards its secrets. In this book, historian John Bell presents all the competing theories — about who buried treasure on the island and how the complex structures in the Money Pit that have kept treasure hunters at bay were created. Is the island the former settlement of pre-Columbian Vikings? The location of a lost pirate treasure or royal treasures from England? The hiding spot for rogue captains of Spanish treasure ships? John Bell presents each theory in turn. Bell also provides a detailed illustration of the mysterious work that was done on the island prior to the discovery of the Money Pit in 1795. The illustration shows each element of the Pit's design as it was first built — including elaborate flood tunnels, a cave-in shaft, and more. This book offers a fascinating opportunity to explore many centuries of world history from the perspective of one of the greatest mysteries of all time. The extensive visuals showcase what treasures could have been hidden, and illustrate the lives of the adventurers, renegades, pirates, politicians, and paranormal entities that might be responsible for this puzzle.

Secret Treasure of Oak Island

Secret Treasure of Oak Island
Author: D'Arcy O'Connor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-24
ISBN: 1493039164
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Treasure of Oak Island Book Excerpt:

It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along here, and as McGinnis and two friends started to dig, they found what turned out to be an elaborately engineered shaft constructed of oak logs, nonindigenous coconut mats, and landfill that came to be known as the Money Pit. Ever since that summer day in 1795, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island off the south coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, has made it the site of the world's longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt. Author D'Arcy O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over two hundred years. It has baffled scientists and madmen, scholars and idiots, millionaires and get-rich-quick schemers, psychics, engineers, charlatans, and even a former president of the United States. The island has consumed the fortunes-and in some cases, the lives-of those who have obsessively set out to unlock its secret. Despite all their efforts, the mystery remains unsolved, and not a single dime of treasure has ever been recovered. The present-day search is an archaeological dig exceeding anything ever done anywhere for similar purposes, and it may well result in the discovery of one of the world's richest and most historically significant treasures. But this is also the story of individuals who have dedicated years of their lives to discover what was buried long ago beneath this strange island. They are driven by a lust for gold, by archaeological curiosity, and by their determination to outwit the engineer who was responsible for the Oak Island enigma.

The Oak Island Enigma

The Oak Island Enigma
Author: Steven Moore
Publsiher: Condor Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-07-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oak Island Enigma Book Excerpt:

★★★★★ "Compelling from start to finish." — Mark Dawson, USA TODAY Bestselling Author ★★★★★ "King of the action thriller. Brilliant." — Adam Croft, USA TODAY Bestselling Author ★★★★★ “Your new favourite action-thriller author." — Nick Thacker, USA TODAY Bestselling Author THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY IN TWO CENTURIES! HIRAM KANE IS BACK. THIS TIME, THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. THIS TIME, KANE'S PUTTING HIMSELF FIRST. After being approached by an enigmatic character at a bar in Cambodia, where he has been holed up for several months after the devastating events in Egypt, against his better judgment Hiram Kane gets tempted into one last mission. However, he soon learns that all is not as it seems. Thus, what begins as a harmless treasure hunt soon descends into an electrifying fight for survival, and then, a battle for truth. From a beach in Cambodia to the shadowy halls of Washington D.C. then from swamps of Louisiana to the mysterious Oak Island in eastern Canada, and finally to the Scottish Highlands via London, Kane battles his own demons as well as the latest in a long list of deadly adversaries. Those men want the same thing Kane wants. The only difference is that they will kill to get it. And if Kane fails, the very future of trans-Atlantic peace is on the line. The Oak Island Enigma is the latest release by author Steven Moore in the bestselling Hiram Kane action thriller series. Readers of Nick Thacker, Kevin Tumlinson, Ernest Dempsey and Clive Cussler will LOVE this Hiram Kane book.

Oak Island Family

Oak Island Family
Author: Lee Lamb
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2012-06-09
ISBN: 1459703448
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oak Island Family Book Excerpt:

For 200 years people have sought the treasure buried on Oak Island on Canada’s East Coast. Bob Restall got his chance, but it ended in tragedy. A fabulous treasure lies buried deep within an island on Canada’s East Coast. Or so they say. For more than 200 years, treasure-hunters have come to Oak Island, spent fortunes, worked long and hard, and left empty-handed. When Bob Restall and his family got their chance to search for treasure on Oak Island, they believed they soon would succeed where others had failed. But the island resisted. For nearly six years the Restalls lived and laboured on Oak Island, spurred on by small successes and tantalizing clues. And then one August day, the Restall hunt for buried treasure came to a sudden and tragic end. Oak Island Family, written by Bob and Mildred Restall’s daughter, gives a clear account of Oak Islands strange history and the Restall family’s attempt to change it. Personal notes and more than 50 never-before-published photographs and sketches help make Oak Island Family an engrossing read. Anyone who loves mystery, adventure, and a good human interest story will enjoy this book.

The Mystery of the Oak Island Treasure

The Mystery of the Oak Island Treasure
Author: Mark Reynolds
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN: 1459407938
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery of the Oak Island Treasure Book Excerpt:

In the summer of 1795, a teenager was exploring a tiny island in Nova Scotia's Mahone Bay when he came across a curious depression in the ground. Driven by visions of lost pirate treasure, he later returned to the spot with shovels, pickaxes, and two friends. The trio began to dig, and in so doing launched what would become one of the most famous treasure hunts of all time. For over 200 years, the baffling mysteries of the Oak Island treasure have captured countless imaginations they have also been the cause of bitter rivalries, dashed hopes, and tragic deaths.

Oak Island and Its Lost Treasure

Oak Island and Its Lost Treasure
Author: Graham Harris,Les MacPhie
Publsiher: Formac Publishing Company Limited
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1459502590
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oak Island and Its Lost Treasure Book Excerpt:

Uncovering the British military's role on Nova Scotia's "Treasure Island"

Secret Treasure of Oak Island

Secret Treasure of Oak Island
Author: D'Arcy O'Connor
Publsiher: Lyons Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-08
ISBN: 9781493037001
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Treasure of Oak Island Book Excerpt:

This treasure hunting book is the prequel to History Channel's popular show The Curse of Oak Island. In this new edition, D'Arcy O'Connor shares the most recent treasure hunts and finds on Oak Island, a small patch of land off the coast of Nova Scotia. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along here, among other buried treasures. In 1795, when Daniel McGinnis and two friends started to dig up the island, they found what turned out to be an elaborately engineered shaft constructed of oak logs, nonindigenous coconut mats, and landfill that came to be known as the Money Pit. Ever since that summer day in 1795, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island has made it the site of the world's longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt. O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over two hundred years. It has baffled scientists and madmen, scholars and idiots, millionaires and get-rich-quick schemers, psychics, engineers, charlatans, and even a former president of the United States. The island has consumed the fortunes-and in some cases, the lives-of those who have obsessively set out to unlock its secret.

Oak Island

Oak Island
Author: Hammerson Peters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN: 9780993955846
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oak Island Book Excerpt:

For a much less expensive ebook version of this book, check out: http: //www.mysteriesofcanada.com/downloads/oak-island/ Oak Island is a small island located in Mahone Bay off the coast of Nova Scotia where people have been searching for buried treasure since 1795. To date, no one truly knows what, if anything, lies buried there, although theories abound. The purpose of this book is to provide you, the reader, with a comprehensive report of the facts and speculation surrounding Oak Island so that you might come to your own conclusion regarding the nature of this great Mystery of Canada. This book is divided into three sections: 1) History; 2) The Curse of Oak Island; 3) Theories. In History, you'll find a chronological account of all major treasure hunts on Oak Island from 1795-2005. Each chapter is subdivided into a History section recounting the story of each respective treasure hunt, a Discoveries section detailing the various findings made by the treasure hunters; and a Characters section describing the colourful men who risked social condemnation, financial ruin, and even their very lives in an effort to get to the bottom of the Oak Island mystery. In The Curse of Oak Island, you'll find a detailed analysis of the current treasure hunt on Oak Island, conducted by Michigan brothers Rick and Marty Lagina and their crew, and documented in the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. Each chapter is subdivided into a Plot section outlining the synopsis of each of The Curse of Oak Island's episodes, and an Analysis section in which the discoveries made in the episodes are thoroughly investigated. In Theories, you'll find the various hypothesises formulated by Oak Island researchers regarding the nature of Oak Island's supposed extraordinary treasure. Each chapter is subdivided into the 'Five Ws' of research, namely Who? What? When? Where? and Why?, along with an Evidence section describing the hard facts and circumstantial evidence which led proponents of each respective theory to come to the conclusions they did.

25 Family Adventures in Nova Scotia

25 Family Adventures in Nova Scotia
Author: Earley, Helen
Publsiher: Formac Publishing Company
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 1459506707
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

25 Family Adventures in Nova Scotia Book Excerpt:

Every parent knows that travelling with kids has its ups and downs, but if the kids are happy, everyone's happy. Helen Earley has travelled across Nova Scotia to find the very best kid-friendly adventures so families can make the most of their time together. The result is twenty-five full-day adventures and experiences that include options for every season and price point. From a family hike through history on McNabs Island to a backcountry canoeing adventure or exploring the Shearwater Aviation Museum, the author has included something to suit every taste. She highlights adventures — especially less well known ones — for every season. There are tips on the best time of day or season to visit each location, how to save money and all-important information on where bathrooms and snack bars are located. For families in Halifax and in every other part of Nova Scotia, this book offers great ideas about how to fill a day with nearby fun adventures. This book will to help every family achieve maximum fun with minimum stress.

THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND

THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND
Author: Kevin Burns
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND Book Excerpt:

Oak Island Treasure Hunter Nova Scotia Canada

Oak Island Treasure Hunter Nova Scotia Canada
Author: Oak Island Treasure and,Oak Island Treasure and Mystery Gifts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN: 9781699276891
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oak Island Treasure Hunter Nova Scotia Canada Book Excerpt:

Do you love the mystery of Oak Island Nova Scotia? Are you a treasure hunter at heart? This notebook is perfect for anyone who loves history, artifacts, mystery and treasure. Beat the curse, reach into your money pit and get this awesome Oak Island NS Journal Tell everyone you love the Oak Island NS treasure mystery with this awesome treasure of a gift. When it comes to gifts, x marks the spot. This is a perfect gift journal for anyone who loves Nova Scotia Canada, history and treasure.

The Oak Island Encyclopedia

The Oak Island Encyclopedia
Author: Hammerson Peters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2020-10-31
ISBN: 9781777245047
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oak Island Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Your unofficial guide to 'The Curse of Oak Island', Part 2. This book, complete with black-and-white illustrations, is the sequel to 'The Oak Island Encyclopedia' and a companion to Season 7 of the History Channel's TV series 'The Curse of Oak Island'. It contains plot summaries and analyses of each episode of 'The Curse of Oak Island's' Season 7, synopses of Season 7's appendant special episodes, and detailed descriptions of three intriguing new theories regarding the nature of the Oak Island treasure and the identity of its depositors.

Oak Island

Oak Island
Author: Joann Hamilton-Barry
Publsiher: Nimbus Publishing (CN)
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 9781771083423
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oak Island Book Excerpt:

The mysterious and dangerous story of Oak Island, where buried treasure and booby traps abound!

One Thousand Questions about Canada

One Thousand Questions about Canada
Author: John Robert Colombo
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2001-06
ISBN: 0888822324
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Thousand Questions about Canada Book Excerpt:

Is the dollar bill still legal tender? Who were the ?Symphony Six”? What is the ?monkey-in-a-hat stamp”? These are some of the questions answered within.

The Nova Scotia Bucket List

The Nova Scotia Bucket List
Author: Dale Dunlop,Alison Scott
Publsiher: Formac Publishing Company
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-07-20
ISBN: 1459506332
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nova Scotia Bucket List Book Excerpt:

Dale Dunlop and Alison Scott's long-established bestseller, Exploring Nova Scotia, is a bible for people who like to get out and explore the province. In this new book the authors have selected 25 of the very best the province has to offer for their "Bucket List" picks. They offer guidance on what each has to offer - and point to how to make a visit to a well-known attraction an experience of a lifetime. There's something for everyone in this collection: from adrenalin junkies looking to ride the tidal bore, to history buffs interested in the hunt for treasure on Oak Island, or golfers looking for guidance about when to play the great Cape Breton courses. Each entry in this book is supported with Dale and Alison's colour photos. This is the book to use to plan unforgettable one-of-a-kind experiences and travel adventures.

Oak Island Obsession

Oak Island Obsession
Author: Lee Lamb
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2006-04
ISBN: 1550026259
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oak Island Obsession Book Excerpt:

For nearly six years the Restall family lived on Oak Island digging for the treasure of the infamous Money Pit. In 1965 their quest ended in tragedy.

Moon Nova Scotia New Brunswick Prince Edward Island

Moon Nova Scotia  New Brunswick   Prince Edward Island
Author: Andrew Hempstead
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 1640494561
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Nova Scotia New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Book Excerpt:

Spot moose and porcupines on a secluded hike, relax in a candy-colored fishing village, and immerse yourself in Canada's maritime history with Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including a coastal road trip and a multi-week Nova Scotia adventure, designed for foodies, families, outdoor adventurers, history buffs, and more Top experiences and activities: Take a scenic drive along the coast, tour North America's oldest working brewery, or stroll around the town that inspired Anne of Green Gables. Feast on fresh lobster, crab, and salmon or sample traditional Acadian rappie pie. Board and explore historic ships harbored at a UNESCO World Heritage Site or learn how to forge metal and spin cloth at the living history settlement of Kings Landing Best outdoor adventures: Keep an eye out for the world's rarest whales, kayak along the craggy coast, and take in a colorful sunset on a harbor cruise. Hike through wildflower-filled meadows or bright fall foliage, kayak the alongside the craggy coast, or bike the beach boardwalks. Walk between giant sea stacks during low tide and let the sound of waves lull you to sleep at an oceanfront campsite Strategic advice from Canadian Andrew Hempstead on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the environment, culture, and history Essential tips for families with children, travelers with disabilities, and more Experience the natural beauty and fascinating history of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island with Moon's expert tips and unique experiences. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Atlantic Canada or Moon Canadian Rockies. About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.