Oak Island Dig Resumes In 2009

Following my last post about the Oak Island Treasure Hunt I had a comment from Jo Atherton, Jo is the author of a website, Oak Island Treasure that has lots of useful, up-to-date information about the search for whatever lays buried beneath the tiny, mysterious island.

Jo let me know that after several years of inactivity, the search on Oak Island is resuming this year, 2009. Oak Island Tours Inc, the company owned by Dan Blankenship and a group of investors from Michigan have received the Treasure Trove License that was formerly held by the Oak Island Exploration Company. The new licence will be valid until June 30, 2013.

Apparently there is a lot of legal wrangling that has to happen in order to dig for treasure in Nova Scotia. Owning the land isn't enough, you need a "Treasure Trove Licence" which is required by anyone who "wants to search for and recover in Nova Scotia -- either onshore or offshore -- precious stones or metals in a state other than their natural state, and to keep them (upon payment of royalty)." A licence is not particularly expensive, but in a place like Oak Island, where there are lots of folks interested in the search, and others who hold or held claims, it can require some legal work. You can find out about Nova Scotia Treasure Trove Licence Here

Don't bother with trying to get one for Oak Island this year or for that matter until 2013, it's already been issued....

Don't forget to visit Jo Atherton's site, Oak Island Treasure Hunt for the current news on The Oak Island Treasure Hunt!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jo Atherton was incorrect in stating Oak Island Tours Inc. was issued a licence. As of 27 June 2009, no licence has been issued.

Oak Island Treasure said...

We know that the TTL is in progress and have been informed by the provincial office that the dig could start as soon as six weeks time, but is likely to be underway towards the end of the summer.

Anonymous said...

Freeze the tunnels that are supplying water to the pit, so that you can dig with no problem of flooding. They can freeze it with the same kind of idea behind "Ice Skating Rinks" just build it, put it into the tunnels, freeze it up, cork it off. It can be done. That is if you are serious about getting to whatever is really hidden in the hole.