'The Curse of Oak Island' Season 7 to feature new groundbreaking excavations and debut with two-hour premiere
By Steven Rogers, 10/21/2019
The Curse of Oak Island's seventh season will feature new groundbreaking excavations of the mysterious Canadian island and debut with a special two-hour premiere in November.
Season 7 of The Curse of Oak Island will debut Tuesday, November 5 at 9PM ET/PT on History with a special two-hour broadcast, the network has announced.
The Curse of Oak Island's seventh season will be its biggest yet and feature Rick Lagina, Marty Lagina and the rest of their Oak Island team bringing in more resources and technology than ever in their attempt to solve the 224-year-old mystery of the treasure the island is believed to hold.
The Curse of Oak Island's Season 7 premiere will show the team planning an ambitious exploration season that will feature several different areas of investigation -- including additional Money Pit explorations, drilling and excavating Oak Island's swamp, and expanding their Smith's Cove cofferdam.
The team's swamp efforts will build on the seismic testing The Curse of Oak Island viewers saw the group conduct at the end of Season 6 before they were forced to suspend operations for the Canadian winter.
That testing showed a large, ship-sized abnormality underground that appeared to be consistent with the theory that Oak Island may have originally been two islands and the triangle-shaped swamp in the middle was created to hide the sunken remains of a treasure ship that had been scuttled between the islands.
Season 7 of The Curse of Oak Islandwill therefore now follow the Oak Island team as they use a floating drill rig, strategic dives, and a historic big dig to finally find out what could be buried in the swamp.
Meanwhile, in Smith's Cove, the team will expand a portion of the enormous cofferdam they built during The Curse of Oak Island's sixth season another 50 feet outward in an attempt to determine the end of slipway they uncovered while excavating the cove last year.
If they can locate the end of the slipway, the team believes the area could still contain artifacts that fell or were discarded from ships that were presumably using the mysterious slipway.
In addition, the new The Curse of Oak Island season will also be the first in which the treasure-hunting team will be fully partnered with fellow Oak Island landowner Tom Nolan, giving then unprecedented access to additional areas of the island that they hope will yield new answers and treasure.
Tom is the son of the late Fred Nolan, the Oak Island treasure hunter who died at the age of 88 in 2016 and came up with the theory that Oak Island was once two islands with open water in the area where the triangle-shaped swamp is now located.
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According to Fred's theory, the swamp was man-made and created after a treasure ship was sailed into the open water between the two islands.
A cofferdam was then built on each end, connecting the islands, and the ship was then deliberately sunk and the surrounding seawater drained, Fred theorized.
Unfortunately, the elder Nolan was a fierce rival of Dan Blankenship, the legendary Oak Island treasure hunter Rick and Marty partnered with when they began searching for Oak Island's treasure, and the rivalry had left the team unable to secure permission to explore Fred's property until the brothers managed to broker an initial working relationship between the parties during The Curse of Oak Island's third season.