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PostPosted: 24 May 2009 9:05 pm 
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For all the newcomers to the forum...just to re start the ball rolling.


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PostPosted: 26 May 2009 9:00 pm 
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This stone was manufactured by author D'Arcy O'Connor for the series 'In search of'. The inscription has no provenance. Those figures were passed to an author named Driscoll by a Rev A.T. Kempton of Mass.

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This image is authentic. I know where this stone is and where the other fragments are located. Dr. Luciano da Silva, Portuguese historian and archaeologist-epigraphist says the stone, and message is Portuguese.

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The 'G' is the inscription; the outline was put there by Dan Henskee as a means of highlighting the inscription. Locals have told me a 'G' stone also exists on Young Island. Considering a man by the name of John Gifford was granted both Oak Island and Young Island on 27 Dec 1753 for the purpose of farming and fishing, I suggest the 'G' represents Gifford and was used to mark his grant.

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So much for the G stone. Of course, if it were Masonic it would have been inside a triangle anyway. I think a lot of the stone markers on OI are probably related to various surveys and property marking. The triangular stone piles, for instance. Somebody would have mentioned that during the early history of the island's settlement if they were of unknown origin. The thing that looks like a sextant on the South shore is another such item. Somebody would have noticed that and said something about it if it were unexplained. The Cross, however, is so spread out and so natural looking at first that it really could have gone unnoticed. No way that would have been put there by surveyors or landowners. Too much effort involved for too little possible reason.


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The thing that looks like a sextant on the South shore is another such item.


The division line which runs through the island terminates directly at these stones, thus the division line and stones are related. Mr. Isaiah Marshall divided the island in Oct 1764. Oak Island was only one of the many islands divided into 4 acre lots.

The following is taken from the recently discovered Chester proprietor papers.

"Oak Island and others not yet wholly drawn and must be referred to a plan of the same taken by Mr. Isaiah Marshall and accepted at the same time as above.

Oak Island hath a division Line drawn through length ways and the lots butt on the aforesaid line, but are numbered on the South at High Water Mark."


I posses the Chester Proprietor’s map drawn in 1762. It shows Oak Island and Frog Island positioned incorrectly with Oak Island running North/South and Frog Island totally out to lunch.

The work of Arlik Walton indicates the triangle of stones was used to reference hill tops to the north and south of the island, as key angles point directly to these locations. The next Chester map following the work by Isaiah Marshall has Oak Island properly placed.

There are many 'mysterious' drilled stones which fall directly on property lines....even the MP itself (or where it was thought to originally be) is almost dead center between lots 17 and 19, which suggests placement after division.

As more documents are found, many of the island’s secrets are quickly discovered and explained. The cross and associated stones are still in the context of original work and appear to be a multi-purpose device which attempted to calculate longitude, or rather for the period, a distance from Jerusalem. This method was a consistent for the Jewish astronomers of the Portuguese court. The formation’s second purpose was to act as a covert means to show/defend the land claim by the Barcelos family.

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jb, just in case it is important to any of your further research, the Masonic "G" can be found in any number of geometric devices or as a "stand alone" symbol. It is also commonly seen inside a flaming sun.

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