'The Oak Island Money Pit' Gary J. Penta Completed 03.09.2018
This is a replica of the Oak Island Money Pit focusing on the details and content of the original pit 1795-1851. The diorama was constructed in 1:87 scale (ratio) calculating depths and other dimensions as accurately as possible. The frame was constructed from reclaimed pallet wood and the total diorama dimensions are 32" tall by 13" wide and 3.5" deep.
Note: There is much conflicting research and alternate theories concerning the Oak Island Money Pit. Specifically regarding the question of whether the old tackle block actually existed, the diameter of the shaft (7, 12, or 13 feet) or at what specific intervals oak platforms, charcoal, and putty were encountered in the shaft. The original Oak Island Money Pit has long since been excavated and written records were not compiled during the time of discovery and digging. Many of the exact specifics may never be known because the oral history is no longer verifiable.