Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: A Legacy Revealed
Original Air Date: December 4, 2018
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Synopsis: The team meet in the war room. Gary tells Marty about the targets they hit and what they found. Gary shows them the crossbow bolt. The condition it’s in leads them to believe its very old. It will be sent off for testing. At the money pit, new bore hole DD6 which is 6 ½” wide. They found wood and possibly found an original shaft. Craig is there to see the samples brought up. At a depth of about 200 feet, they’ve hit something hard that they cannot get through. This tunnel has come to an end. They head back to St. Mary’s to have the crossbow bolt analyzed. It’s made of Iron and Manganese. Back on the island, Craig is checking on the progress of the coffer dam. The 9th sheet is being placed. In the war room, Rick has called a meeting. He announces that Zena Halpern has passed away. Her death brings sadness but also a surprise. She has left all of her research to Rick. Rick and Peter drive to New York with a UHaul, to try and pack up all the research and take it back to Oak Island. At Zena’s house, they are overwhelmed by how much material she actually has. They take the time to look at a lot of it. One of the documents is the Crimona document. They box some up and drive it back with them, the rest is shipped. Her son is very happy that her life’s work will not stop because she passed away but that Rick and Marty will carry it on. Back at the money pit, another sample is looked at. It appears to contain a fiber, possibly a coconut fiber. They may have found the Chappell Vault based on the wood that is also in the sample. Another meeting in the war room. Doug contacted an antiquities expert in California in regards to the crossbow bolt. The expert first thought it was medieval, but determined it wasn’t from that time period. He searched further back. He determined it to be Roman. 1st century BC to 4th century AD. It’s a Roman Pylum. This piece would be the tip of a throwing spear. He even shows them a picture.