THE TREASURES OF LOT 5

From the moment I stepped onto Lot 5, I knew I was involved in something special and very likely beginning the adventure of a lifetime. The island has proven to be a good friend over the years, perhaps in appreciation of the work I’ve done as one of her guardians, and has unfailingly made me feel welcome, nary a curse to be found.

I invite you to embark with me on this journey of uncovering the past. It all started in June, 1996…

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In 1998 I applied for and received Treasure Trove License #T120A, Order in Council #1998-418 for Lot 5 from the Government of Nova Scotia. Following the conditions and rules prescribed by the license and by incorporating established archaeologic methodology, I set out about on a journey of discovery.
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The following objects were found by Robert S. Young on Lot 5 of Oak Island under the rules of evidence regarding Treasure Trove License #T120A, Order In Council #1998-418 and Treasure Trove License #T-162, Order in Council #2004-168 between the dates July 2, 1998 and December 2007 - each artifact has its own detailed specification sheet listing all pertinent facts concerning its discovery and were duly reported to the Department of Natural Resources and the Nova Scotia Museum - they are listed here in chronological “as found” order.
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This web site is dedicated to all the good people of Nova Scotia, to the unlucky souls that have suffered in pursuit of its truth and to everyone else from around the world who have been captivated by the island’s mystery and stalwart beauty.

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History of Lot 5

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ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS GLOUCESTER ISLAND, THE NAME OAK ISLAND BECAME ACCEPTED INTO THE LOCAL LEXICON.

 

She’s one of over 350 islands located in the sheltered waters of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia and unique for its name sake trees which are still in abundance with dozens and dozens of old growth examples scattered around the island. R. V. Harris, for his book “ The Oak Island Mystery” did a test of the growth rates and determined that a 16” red oak tree growing on the south shore of Nova Scotia was 200 years old – Lot 5 alone has over 28 oaks that exceed that size with many broaching 32”.

 

In 1762, the surveyor General of Nova Scotia Charles Morris travelled the 45 miles from Halifax down to the island and over the course of many months divided the island into 32 lots, each 4 acres in size, all abutting a centre road and each with water frontage. To date, no other island in the bay has ever been surveyed in this manner and Morris’s survey, which originally referenced it as Island Number 28 is still used today.

 

In 1795 a very curious depression was discovered on Lot 18 which inadvertently then tripped into motion the longest ongoing treasure hunt in world history.

 

The rich backstory of the island has been documented in many fine books, among them R. V. Harris’s “The Oak Island Mystery”, Rupert Furneaux’s “ The Money Pit Mystery”, Darcy OConner’s “ The Money Pit”, Bill Crooker’s “ Oak Island Gold” and Lee Lamb’s “ Oak Island Obsession” Together with several documentaries, docudramas and internet sources there is a plethora of knowledge available to stoke one’s curiosity.

 

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