Season 9 of The Curse of Oak Island is well underway. The episode tonight was interesting as they showed more of the search through the old spoils of early digs.One interesting contrast was finding two beams. One had two metal spikes in it and the other had dowel holes. The one with dowel holes would have been much earlier and perhaps part of the original money pit.
The drilling survey in the Money Pit area has continued and is finding interesting evidence about the old tunnels. Bits and pieces of old timber is showing up and they are busy piecing together the location of tunnels.
They also talked about the next steps after completing the survey. The plan is to use very large cans to excavate 10 foot wide holes at the most promising spots.
Tonight they also revisited the old French map and showed that the pointers from the text may have been pointing other than where they thought. They then showed a magnetometer survey of the island that showed a hit in what they said was the ‘hatch’ location. It seemed that perhaps this segment was filmed before the second one as there are some contradictions in terminology.
The preview for the next episode shows more excitement of finds in the drilling program, including a possible chamber. I would expect there will also be some updates on the finds within the spoils, and more evidence to support the old French map.