John Brown's Drilling Report of 1867

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John Brown's Drilling Report of 1867

Postby DJ King on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:59 am

John Brown was a dilling engineer retained by the Halifax Syndicate in the nid-1860's to carry out drilling operations in the Money Pit.
He reported to the Halifax Syndicate by a handwritten report in January 1867, which report was uncovered through the tireless efforts of Paul Wroclawski, and transcribed by the writer. A copy of the transcription is available on line at Richard Joltes' Critical Enquiry Site at this link:
http://www.criticalenquiry.org/oakisland/johnbrown.shtml
The report is extremely interesting because, to use Paul Wroclawski's words, it is in effect the first known geotechnical report on the Money Pit, and reaches the conclusions that the Money Pit is a natural sinkhole, the flooding of the Pit occurs by natural means, and there is no treasure, the whole Money Pit and its flooding being but a "freak of nature". I have been advised directly by Paul Wroclawski that the excavations of the Pit ceased in 1867 as a result of Brown's report, and were not resumed until the Oak Island Treasure Co commenced operations 28 years later in 1895.
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Re: John Brown's Drilling Report of 1867

Postby JodyLane3 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:00 pm

DJ,

I find the report interesting in that it states that by 1866 the original Money Pit location was beginning to come into question. Less than 10 years after the death of Smith. Any thought pre 1960s of who actually got the location right?

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Re: John Brown's Drilling Report of 1867

Postby n4n224ccw on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:43 am

JodyLane3 wrote:DJ,

Any thought pre 1960s of who actually got the location right?

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Donald McGinnis, Samuel Ball, Martin Marhsall and his wife Anne (Vaughan), Munro and his wife, and Neil McMullen and his wife Margret along with her son John Smith for sure, everyone after them were going on trust.
The post Revolutionary history of Oak Island is a complex web of lies and partial truths to sort through.

http://www.oakislandtheories.com
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Re: John Brown's Drilling Report of 1867

Postby JodyLane3 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:43 pm

Ok paul. By the way did you ever find the link to the document that said that the original site of the Money Pit was 15 feet from the Smith's house? Original meaning the first shaft as opposed to where everyone 1849 and beyond has claimed it to be?

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