Season 9 of The Curse of Oak Island is well underway. The episode tonight showed them finding a lot of wood.The long reach excavator pulled out several interesting wood objects from the swamp. First, a small plank and then some pointed stakes from two possible time periods.
It will be interesting to find out what dates they get back from testing.
They also showed more from the drilling survey in the Money Pit area. They started drilling in a new area where it was thought Shaft 6 was located. When analyzing the cores when they came up they found stacked wood which is good evidence that they were drilling through the wall of a shaft. If they can find the tunnel that comes off of the shaft they may be able to pinpoint the location of the original Money Pit shaft.
They also found a bent nail that was analyzed and shows a date consistent with Shaft 6. They analysis of the nail was interesting. They have some nice new methods they are using this year where they can get results quickly.
I am sure they will find out more from the drilling survey in the next episode.
Some more metal detecting was done in the area where they believe the hatch on the old French map is located. This week they found a metal strap that could possibly be from a chest that held heavier objects, and not something light like clothing.
Are they waiting until after the holidays to move the story forward?