More of the Same on Oak Island

Season 9 of The Curse of Oak Island is well underway.

In the episode tonight they showed more of the same.

Curse of Oak Island, History Channel, Did they find anything?Tonight we saw more activity with the drilling survey with the possibility of a void or drain tunnel.

The location of the loose material in the core samples seems to line up with some of the seismic results and may help determine where the large cans will be located.

oak Island, Money Pit, Mahone BayMore wood was found in the swamp with many pieces that look like they may have been part of a boat or ship.

An underwater archaeologist believes that some of the pieces are parts of a ship.

Oak Island, Money Pit, National Geographic, Curse of Oak IslandCarbon 14 results of several of the wooden pieces came back at late 17th to early 18th century which are definitely from before the money pit was found.

Curse of Oak Island, Mahone Bay, Nova ScotiaThere seem to be two clusters of C14 dates. Some that are earlier by 50 – 100 years. My thoughts are that perhaps this is evidence of a ship that had been in service for many years and then later renovations or repairs were made to the ship accounting for the later dates. Or, perhaps the later dates come from remains of smaller watercraft used to load or unload a ship that may have been built at a later time.

oak island, curse of oak lsland, satellite, money pitThere was also a coin found while they were metal detecting. The coin was too dirty to see details, but the thought is that it may be a British coin similar to ones found several years ago.

All in all though this was an episode that had more of the same as what has been seen in recent episodes.


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Remembering Prashant

This morning I found out that one of my students from long ago had passed away.

My first International trip as a trainer was to Bangalore, India, back in 1998.

I have many memories from the trip and most of the students from that course are still working for the company.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsThat training long ago was a challenge as I was teaching a large number of engineers on quite a few products. It was also during my first year of teaching for the company. We had also just set up our office in India, so it was important to have trained engineers.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsI look at this picture and reflect on the careers of these students. Many are in leadership positions today. I still see some of them in Zoom meetings, and several of them have also been certified as trainers by me. Unfortunately, that means I have not been to India for a very long time to conduct training.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsWe had a great time in that first course and had a lot of fun. I remember the cartoon Prashant made of me.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsWe also worked long hours and some of use were a bit tired. Prashant paid me back by taking a similar picture on a later trip when I was jet-lagged and taking a nap during a break.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsIt was a memorable course that I will always remember, especially the friendships that were made and have endured for so many years.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsPrashant lived in Bangalore where the training was always held when I went to India and he would always stop by the training venue when I was there.

Through the years I have worked with Prashant through e-mail and more recently through Zoom. It has been good working with him through the years. His family is in my prayers tonight.

A lot of memories today.


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