Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: Dead Man’s Chest
Original Air Date: November 14, 2017
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Synopsis: Marty and Rick discuss drilling. They’re going to drill as much as possible. The Geotech team has arrived and is setting up to begin drilling. The original drill plan has 38 holes. The rose head spike is taken for testing. It’s an early iron, not a modern iron. Rick and Marty check in on the money pit process. All of the spoils are being searched by hand by a local geologist. During the process water starts flowing out of C-1. Rick tastes the water and it’s very salty. A flood tunnel could have been punctured and the two shafts are communicating or connected somehow. The plans to have a diver in C-1 will now have to wait. The team meets with Doug Crowell, a researcher. He did some research on what Gary Drayton found in a lot owned by Samuel Ball. Lot 26 was owned by Captain James Anderson, who was a privateer and a pirate. He wound up being labeled a traitor. He’s also tracked down a descendant of Captain Anderson who has agreed to talk to the team. Several members of the team go to meet this man. They learn he was both a pirate and a spy. His ship was called the Betsy. He lets them look at the Captain’s sea chest which looks like a treasure chest. Inside, there is paperwork proving he’s a mason. There is also a set of four keys. One opens the chest in front of them, but what do the other three open? Back on the island, the metal detecting continues with Gary Drayton. He finds a musket ball. Part of a coin is also found. Rick and Marty come down to the beach to see the finds. The two are excited.