Located in Lunenburg County on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Oak Island has been the focus of “the world's longest and most expensive treasure hunt”.
The privately owned island is connected to the mainland by a causeway, which links Oak Island to Crandall's Point. It’s currently the only connection to the island. The island is best known for various theories about possible buried treasure or historical artifacts, and the associated exploration.
How far is Oak Island from the mainland?
It stretches 200 metres (660 feet) long and consists of 1,500 cubic yards of compacted fill to make the causeway. Today, the majority of the island is now owned by Oak Island Tours
When was the causeway to Oak Island built?
The causeway in the western end of the island was finished on October 16th, 1965 to allow excavation equipment to reach the island, the site of what many consider to be the world's greatest treasure hunt. This land bridge allowed a great excavating machine be transported to the “treasure” area. Today it is chained off and marked “Private/No Hunting or Trespassing/Danger.”Since Robert Dunfield and Mel Chappell built the causeway to the island in 1965, visitors have been able to walk or drive onto the island to partake in guided tours.
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