During the 1970s, a camera was lowered into the depths of Oak Island, which inspired the following pieces in the press:
TV camera picks up 3 chests
Nov 23, 1971
What appears to be the first concrete evidence that a treasure of pirates’ gold or the long lost wealth of an ancient civilisation lies beneath the surface of Oak Island, has been spotted by a submarine television camera lowered 212 feet down a shaft into a chamber below the bedrock.
Explanation of hand said to be ‘utter nonsense’
Dec 1 1971
An explanation given on a recent radio program for the appearance of a hand projected by a submarine television camera lowered 212 feet below the surface of this Mahone Bay island of mystery, has been branded “utter nonsense” by Dan Blankenship, project manager for Triton Alliance which is working on the island.
Dives 235 feet beneath Oak Island cavern ‘could extend to Money Pit’
Dec 7, 1971
Phil Irwin, a diver with Atlantic Divers Ltd., has revealed in an interview that he was lowered three times into a vast chamber, or cavern, about 235 feet below the surface of Oak Island.
Hand in Oak Island ‘possible’
Dec 14, 1971
A Halifax pathologist has confirmed that it would be possible for human flesh to be preserved “over a very long period of time,” buried in the moist clay below the surface of world-famous Oak Island.