Oak Island – The Garden Shaft

Season 10 of The Curse of Oak Island is off to a good start.

This week on Oak Island there was a lot about the Garden Shaft. There were hints about it last week, but now there is evidence that the shaft is connected to other underground structures.

Curse of Oak Island, History Channel, Did they find anything?Of course, one thing to remember is that the dig season is already over. They have taken the time to determine how to present things each week to build suspense and keep viewers tuned in.

oak Island, Money Pit, Mahone BayThey also continued to drill bore holes in the Money Pit area looking for shafts and tunnels. They are following a tunnel toward the Garden Shaft. During the drilling of a shaft near the Garden shaft, bubbles started coming up and generated some excitement.

They collected some water from where the bubbles were coming up to test for evidence of gold. They also collected water from the bore hole for analysis.

Late in the episode they talked about a rehabilitation program for the Garden Shaft that will allow them to go underground in their quest for the source of the gold in the water.

Curse of Oak Island, Mahone Bay, Nova ScotiaThey took a look at the jewelry piece they found in the episode last week. It was found that it was a cloak pin with a glass jewel. This is an older technology which dates back before the money pit was found.

The small rectangular metal piece found in the season premier was looked at and it is possibly a barter piece that dates back more that 500 years.

oak island, curse of oak lsland, satellite, money pitThey also did some more metal detecting and found an interesting piece of metal. They think it may be a piece of bell metal which can be used to create cannons or guns.

They also found some small metal tubes that may have something inside of them.

It will be interesting to see what these items are. It is nice that they have new imaging equipment to use to get more detail.

A LIDAR program was also started to get images of the island.

In the preview of the next episode they showed some results of the LIDAR scans and also the beginning of the rehabilitation program for the Garden shaft.

It looks like things will get interesting next week. However it will be a multi-month project to rehabilitate the shaft so probably not too much will be shown in the next couple of weeks.

What will happen next?


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3 Responses to Oak Island – The Garden Shaft

  1. Anna Miller says:

    Why called “garden shaft”?

  2. Jack says:

    My appologies to start.
    First, I will be the first to admit I have watched the show from the very beggining. What a waste. If I had to do it all over again I would have started a similar blog as this and warned everyone away.

    My theory, as I feel I have earned a right watching a horrible show…
    1. The Laginas did not do thier research or homework as they have apparently done now. The tech has been available the entire time. They even had a map, with all the landmarks, and the ciphers to locate the supposed Treasure. They chose to ignore it.
    —- Lidar the entire Island from the get go.
    —- Lenas Map has everything needed with markers.
    —- GPR The areas on the map.
    —- The flood tunnels/french drains are closed off by filling with corn, rice, and expandable materials where the markers show the flood tunnels and where they have been located. Spending the time here tracing with simple plumbing sensors or dyes as they have done in past would have been time well spent, regardless if there is a tunnel directly off the heden shaft. Because the original shafts air seal was broken they have to deal with ground water as well as flood shaft water.
    — Muon Tomography, has been in use in the mining industry for many years… they should have employed this method in the beggining so we wouldnt have all suffered through Gary saying….. Oh look, a piece of rusted metal!!!
    — Honestly, do you really think an island that people have been digging at for hundred plus years havent taken the time to metal detect the entire island prior to Laginas?
    — The latest satellite image of Oak Island was August of 2021. The Rock/Hedan Shaft was still just the garden shaft.
    —- Finding gold/silver and other metals in water has been around probably the longest out of all the tech in current use. Still just recently employed as a location tool.

    These guys decided instead to drill bore holes everywhere to potentially find voids/shafts/tunnels and worse…. destroying any Treasure worth recovering by
    1. Drilling through it and destroying it.
    2. Flooding air tight chambers and destroying it.
    3. Aimlessly poking holes and looking for shafts/tunnels/etc… So say you find something… They still have no clue how to get to it…. just continue to jam drills through it.

    Let me go ahead and finish off “The Show” …put it out of our misery by providing the final Spoilers!!!
    Heden found the Treasure long ago…. just didnt tell anyone…. if anyone wants the details of all the repeat done back in the 30s go here. It explains the history in detail. http://kpolsson.com/oakisland/oak1909.htm

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