DATELINE: Swamp Thing
Another discovery now puts the wood dated at 1741, decades before the original slipway and when no one was actuallyliving on Oak Island.
No loading docks were needed unles they were unloading and burying something on the island.
In 1741 a French fort may have moved a massive gold reserve to Oak Island to keep out of British hands.
A visit to Fort Louisbourg 300 miles from Oak Island shows tunnels, walls, and structures built by French engineers. The same work there and Oak Island matches. A 97 ship fleet, led by a descendant of the Knights Templar, went on a mission to Oak Island, but the entire operation failed. Nothing was recovered.
Gary Drayton goes out and finds a musketball, which confirms that military people were on the island. They also take in the beach exposed by Dorian. He finds a rigging axe that could be from the early 1700s.
Rick Lagina and Doug Crowell show up at the fort and are stunned by the size and complexity of the military outpost. They are particularly interested in the tunnel system. They find a stone drain system similar to the water flow at Smith’s Cove. It’s a French drain.
They also find counter-mines, networks of booby traps.
There are images of a cross shaped tunnel that mirrors Nolan cross.
The entire crew shows up at the swamp to find some unusual rock formations, manmade. The only absentee is Marty Lagina, and son Alex stands in.
Dr. Ian Spooner assesses it. He thinks it is a manipulated work area to off-load and hide evidence.