Oak Island is a 140-acre (57 ha) island in Lunenburg County on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The tree-covered island is one of about 360 small islands in Mahone Bay and rises to a maximum of 35 feet (11 m) above sea level. Located 200 metres from shore and connected to the mainland by a modern causeway, the island is privately owned, and advance permission is required for any visitation.
Oak Island is noted as the location of the so-called Money Pit and the site of over 200 years of treasure hunting. Repeated excavations have reported layers of apparently man-made artifacts as deep as 31 metres (102 ft), but ended in collapsed excavations and flooding. Critics argue that there is no treasure and that the pit is a natural phenomenon, likely a sinkhole.
... Jersey achieved the most remarkable progress towards solving the Oak Island treasure mystery ... On May 8, 1928, he read an article on Oak Island in The New York Times Magazine ... Hedden was fascinated by the story and determined to purchase the island and search for the treasure ...
... North Carolina is a coastal neighborhood that is incorporated into Oak Island, North Carolina in the year of 1955 ... Located on Oak Island, it is well known for the total devastation it sustained during Hurricane Hazel in 1954 only five of the 357 buildings survived the storm ... It merged with neighboring Yaupon Beach in 1999 to form the town of Oak Island and is now a neighborhood of the town ...
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“Our island home
Is far beyond the wave;we will no longer roam.”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)
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