Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: The Overton Stone
Original Air Date: December 1, 2015
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Synopsis: Rick is down in the hole. He finds a wall. They believe they have found the Hedden Shaft. Rick leads Marty to where he wants to dig. He does have to wear a helmet. Marty is a tad uncomfortable because he does not wan to hit Rick. Dan jumps in and confirms its a wooden wall and they have found the shaft. They’ve dug out the corners and will use it’s location to determine the location of the money pit. At a restaurant the team discusses the day. They decide to not dig on the money pit until after they can get scanning sonar into the test shaft they previously dug. The team travel to Overton, Nova Scotia to meet Terry Deveau and check out a stone carving. He leads them up to the carving. It is a cross in a circle, and eagle feather, tobacco leaves and a crescent moon. He discusses the age of the carving as it’s been a hot topic. The stone doesn’t look that old and neither does the carving. His guesstimate on the age of the carving is possibly up to 500 years old. The cross in the circle is surrounded by 4 dots. He tells them the symbols are part of a local tribe called the Migmah (sp?). His theory is that this carving is a treaty between the local tribe and Europeans. It could also be linked to Henry Sinclair. But Terry believes the cross is Portuguese. There are links to Portuguese explorers going back to 1473, predating Columbus. Back on the island the divers have arrived at 10X. RMI Marine is the diving company. The divers gear up for the dive. The first diver is lowered in. The dive teams goal is to clear out more of the pipes from the shaft. The divers have a time limit of 30 minutes per dive. The diver filled the basket with debris and they bring him back up. The next goal is to get some clamps onto the casing in the narrow hole at the bottom to try to remove it. However, it’s a difficult task for the diver as it has grime and sediment on top of it. The clamps are attached. When they pull up with the crane one of the clamps came loose and they are unable to pull the casing. His 30 minutes of dive time is up. Rick shows Marty what they were able to remove from the shaft. He’s happy with the progress. Based on what they learned they cannot widen the 27 inch hole. They need to find a diver who is willing to go through the 27 inch part of the shaft. John Tapper is brought in to discuss the next dive and it’s difficulties.