The Curse of Oak Island (History 2014, Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina)

History Channel documentary series The Curse of Oak Island follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina originally from Kingsford, Michigan through their effort to find the speculated – and as of yet undiscovered – buried treasure believed to have been concealed through extraordinary means on Oak Island.

The brothers became fascinated with the island after reading the January, 1965 issue of Reader’s Digest magazine which featured an article on the Restall family’s work to solve the mystery of the so-called ‘Money Pit.’

Needless to say, as the series becomes History’s top rated series, the treasure has yet to be found.

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From History’s press release, October 2018… The network’s #1 series across all key demographics documents brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they pursue their lifelong dream of solving the 223-year Oak Island mystery. For over two centuries, teams of searchers, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, have attempted to crack the code that will unearth the treasure believed to be buried on the small island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Armed with the knowledge of those that came before them, the muscle of heavy machinery and decades of engineering know-how, the Lagina’s and their partners may be closer than anyone in history to finding the treasure that has so far claimed the lives of six men. Through all telecasts this past season, ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ reached 54.6 million total viewers in Live +3 delivery.

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production details
USA | History – Prometheus Entertainment | x50 minutes | 2014

Creator: Kevin Burns
Executive Producers: Jennifer Wagman, Joe Lessard, Kevin Burns, Kim Sheerin

Marty Lagina
Rick Lagina
Robert Clotworthy as Narrator

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