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Oak Island Geocoin Copper Oak Island Geocoin

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Owner:
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Released:
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Origin:
Nova Scotia, Canada
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of housemartin1.

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Current GOAL

To go to the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides... get pictures along to way...and then make the journey back home....once I have reached my goal and home there will be a draw for my twin from all those who helped me along the way

About This Item

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Two Centuries of DNF in Nova Scotia!
In 1795, 34-year-old Daniel McGinnis discovered a circular depression in a clearing on the southeastern end of the island with an adjacent tree which had a tackle block on one of its overhanging branches. McGinnis, with the help of friends, excavated the depression and discovered a layer of flagstones a few feet below. As they dug down they discovered layers of logs at about every ten feet. They abandoned the excavation at 30 feet.

For 213 years treasure hunters have sought to unravel the secret of the pit. Floods, booby traps, deaths and mysterious inscriptions have fueled speculation over what riches might be hidden here, and who might have hidden it. Even President Franklin Roosevelt became part of an exploration group, and kept up with news and developments for most of his life.

Theories about who created the money pit are just about as plentiful as the groups who have tried to find it. Some say it holds the pirate treasure of Henry "Long Ben" Every, Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, or even William "Captain" Kidd. Others believe it is naval treasure hidden by Spanish sailors, or by British troops during the American revolution. Some say it was constructed by French army engineers to hold the treasury of Fortress Louisbourg during the French and Indian War.

Still more fanciful theories say it contains the lost jewels of Marie Antoinette; proof that Francis Bacon penned all the plays of William Shakespeare; or even the final hiding place constructed by exiled Knights Templar for the Holy Grail.

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Tracking History (23277mi) View Map

Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 11. Christopher Foyle East Midlands, United Kingdom - .29 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 12. Robbie Lewis East Midlands, United Kingdom - .16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 13. Sherlock Holmes East Midlands, United Kingdom - .4 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 4. Hercule Poirot East Midlands, United Kingdom - .11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 5. Jim Bergerac East Midlands, United Kingdom - 3,491.24 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 6. Miss Marple East Midlands, United Kingdom - .17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 7. Tom Barnaby East Midlands, United Kingdom - .18 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 8. Dixon of Dock Green East Midlands, United Kingdom - .25 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 9. Vera Stanhope East Midlands, United Kingdom - .28 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/27/2015 housemartin1 took it to 10. Dalziel & Pascoe East Midlands, United Kingdom - 3,491.68 miles  Visit Log
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