Talk:Oak Island money pit
The last laugh?
The Curse of Oak Island has been going for seven seasons now, and the scale of the excavations have escalated to the point where a causeway had to be built to move heavy machinery onto the 'island.' There may or not be treasure there, but as long as The History Channel continues to pay for this show, the treasure hunters are making a very good living off it. — Unsigned, by: 22.214.171.124 / talk
Assume that 'pirates, privateers, tramp-shippers and others on the margins' would make occasional use of islands and isolated places on the mainland - stocking up on food, repairing ships etc.
If they did decide to store some of their items at such a place (being more valuable than 'ambulant food sources') it would be stupid to bury the treasure where it would take much time to retrieve it from a deep hole - and are there any legends of persons associated with Oak Island and/or items being found? Anna Livia (talk) 17:15, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
- Pirates burying treasure is a popular myth. Pirate life was generally short (Blackbeard for example only lasted 2 years before getting killed) and it was very unlikely that any crewman would live long enough to collect any treasure that had been buried. Francis Drake and Captain William Kidd were the exceptions and not the rule. Besides in both those cases the treasure was either recovered by the pirates or the authorities relatively quickly.--BruceGrubb (talk) 12:31, 2 October 2021 (UTC)