Oak Island has attracted treasure hunters for centuries and we are lucky to have photographs from the last hundred years or so to see how people worked, the machinery they used and the characters involved. We take for granted how easy it is to take photographs on our phones these days, so do enjoy these few, often reproduced images which are all we have to imagine what life must have been like working on Oak Island at the start of the twentieth century.
A 1971 excavation by the Triton Alliance Company (right). Even with the assistance of advance mining technology – including submarine television cameras – modern day prospectors have failed to find any treasure.
Image from Ed. Blundell, N. & Hall, A. ‘Marvels and Mysteries of the Unexplained’ (1989) St. Michael P.37
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