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Nova Scotia to repeal Treasure Trove ActNova Scotia is putting an end to all underwater commercial treasure hunting along its coast in a move aimed to prevent the loss of the province's marine heritage. The government said Wednesday it would introduce legislation in the fall to repeal the Treasure Trove Act. Enacted in 1954, the law governs treasure hunting on famed Oak Island on the province's south shore. The scope of the original act was subsequently expanded to cover the licensing of shipwreck salvage operations off the coast. www.ctv.ca...
Since the beginning of Atlantic maritime history,
the Portuguese claimed
that their ancestors reached the New World
ahead of Spain’s champion--Christopher Columbus.
Now, a recently re-discovered Portuguese map
from 1436 confirms this claim.
Hidden away in Chicago’s Newberry Library
for over 30 years, the Atlantic portolan chart
by Andrea Bianco clearly shows
the peninsula of Florida
almost a century before it was officially named
by Ponce de Leon
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
So new developments...do we take it at face value and accept that the province is trying to protect marine archaeology?
Or is there a deeper reasoning? The law was enacted to deal with Oak Island...perhaps it was repealed for the same reason. The mystery continues.
After this date, the Nova Scotian Department of Natural Resources/Tourism, Culture and Heritage will impose the new Oak Island Act, details of which have yet to be announced.
Originally posted by Versa
I've read a couple of books about the Money Pit and I'm very doubtful that there's anything there at all or even if there really ever was.
When the 2 boys found the depression in the ground in the 1700's (?) the claim was that there was a block and tackle hanging from the tree above, I cant imagine that the block and tackle had survived there since Templar days and it certainly seems to have had something to do with the pit.
I think that the Island has probably become a 'hot potato' and once the land owners realise their mistake in spending such ridiculous sums of money on nothing the only way they can retrieve any of their lost investment would be to continue perpetrating the 'myth' that there's treasure on that there island. There are always fools out there willing to part with their money. Certainly if they had got to the bottom of the money pit and found zilch they have nothing to gain but everything to lose by admitting it.
Originally posted by Danbones
The Portuguese were in that area long before Columbus...
If we keep in mind that determination of geographic coordinates was not a precise science in 1436, and if we realize that the placement of the southeastern peninsula on this map is consistent with the location of Florida on early 16th-century maps, then we must realize that representation of Florida is a distinct possibility.
In their attempts to prove themselves legitimate members of the scholarly community, Mr. Liu and Dr Thompson also began frequent communications to the MapHist list in April and May, putting forward claims about the (Menzies/Liu) map and its veracity.... These two gentlemen left the list as quickly as they appeared when it became apparent that the many map historians and other specialists on the list required some basic evidence for the claims being made. mailman.geo.uu.nl...
Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
so your thinking is that they made up the boards every 10 feet or whatever and that they made up the tunnel traps leading to the ocean at around 150+ feet?