Is this a photo of the stone triangle?

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Is this a photo of the stone triangle?

Postby Jo on Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:33 pm

Robert Dunfield sent me a photograph of what he believes may be be the stone triangle.

For those who don’t know, the triangle was originally discovered by Captain Welling in 1897 then rediscovered by Hedden in 1937 before slipping down on to the shore in the 1960s during excavations.

During the Explore Oak Island Days tour, Danny paused at the location where the stone triangle once was and explained how it was destroyed. Here’s a photo of the position I understand to be where the stone triangle once stood (pay close attention to the horizon).

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Here follows the image that Robert Dunfield sent me which he believes shows the stone triangle just beyond the logs. Robert felt that a pile of cut logs was a strange thing to photograph, so decided to look closer.

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If you match this horizon to my previous photo which we understand to be the location of the stone triangle, you will see that the orientation is almost exactly the same, and it's even possible to match the topography of the horizon, and even the smaller landmass slightly closer to Oak Island.

So now we can say with confidence that the location in Robert’s photo is certainly the place where the stone triangle once was.

The only original photo of the stone triangle I have to hand is one which Nolan took and appears in Crooker’s book, Oak Island Gold.

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Compare the large white boulder in the foreground of the previous image with those by the shore in Dunfield’s picture:

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I’ve purposely not marked out specific reference points in the images as I’m interested to see whether you come to the same conclusions. What do you think?

Could this photo have captured the stone triangle before it tumbled into the sea?
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Re: Is this a photo of the stone triangle?

Postby Jo on Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:09 pm

BTW I'm working on an amalgamation of all the pictures to point out the key points, and also lighten the photos - I didn't want to lead people by adding indicators and was interested to hear your impressions.
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Re: Is this a photo of the stone triangle?

Postby Vincent on Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:22 am

Jo,

Judging by the similarities in the horizon I would say that you are correct in your assumption that this is a photo of the Welling triangle.
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Re: Is this a photo of the stone triangle?

Postby morpho79 on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:57 pm

Where are you people seeing a triangle? All i see is rock :p But yes, the horizon looks similar on both photos.
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