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Alex Lagina
July 28, 2014 | Oak Island, Villa Mari | Alex Lagina

The Curse of Oak Island

When Marty and Alex Lagina are not spending all of their time working on the wines for Villa Mari Vineyards, they are busy searching for lost treasure. In 2013, they spent a good portion of the summer on Oak Island, which is a small island off the eastern coast of Nova Scotia in Canada. Being of the adventurous type, they decided to dig for treasure and historical artifacts that they believed could be buried on the island. They were not the first to try and find the elusive “Money Pit” on Oak Island, but with years of experience in the gas and oil industry, Marty was able to employ extremely modern and innovative techniques to help search for the treasure.

While hunting for the treasure on Oak Island, they were approached by a producer to help document their search. After learning more about the curse on Oak Island and the historical significance of the location, interest grew swiftly in the secrets of the island. History Channel aired the 6 episode series titled, “The Curse of Oak Island” which drew upwards of 3 million viewers per episode and people were immediately captivated by what the Laginas were trying to achieve. Now with more support than ever, they are back looking for treasure on the island which will be aired on History Channel later this year as season two for The Curse of Oak Island.

To learn more about Oak Island and to schedule a tour, please visit the Friends of Oak Island website, or visit the official Curse of Oak Island Facebook page

Map of Oak Island


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eddie schultz
@ Nov 25, 2014 at 6:53 PM

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@ Nov 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM
The Curse of Oak Island is one of my favorite shows. You must have lots of heart to treasure hunt, and it shows. Of all the people who have searched I think you have the best shot because it's not about ego, or even about getting rich (though that would be nice), it's about solving a mystery. I wish you all the best in your search and in your lives.

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@ Dec 3, 2014 at 10:01 PM
I read the same Readers Digest story in my youth and was enthralled. I envisioned someone attempting to find the treasure in the future but didn't expect to wait so long! I passed on a chance in the early 80's to dive with Mel Fisher searching for the Atochia in the Florida Keys and within a couple years they found it. I certainly hope you guys meet with the same success.

p.s. I have a brother who lives in Williamsburg, MI...may have to venture over to Old Mission the next time I'm there and check out your winery!

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@ Dec 5, 2014 at 9:39 AM
Does anyone have an email address for the Laginas Bros. or the producer of the show? Thanks

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@ Dec 8, 2014 at 5:57 PM
Love the show! Is Alex Lagina still part of the cast? We haven't seen much of him in season 2.

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Ron Smith
@ Dec 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Hi I would like to visit the vineyard in late spring.How close are you to Ciccone vineyard? Thanks Ron

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Jim Pyecroft
@ Dec 13, 2014 at 7:52 AM
Marty, My wife Debby and I were watching a show on TV and I heard a voice and the name Marty. It was a commercial for your Curse of Oak Island Show. I said to Debby, "That sounds like Marty Lagina!". Then I saw the photo and then the name. Funny how the brain works, I haven't talked to you or heard your name since Alex was born.

Good luck with the hunt. Debby and I are also going to have to stop by your vineyard someday to sample some TC grown wine. And say "Hi!" to Craig for me.

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Lisa Medici
@ Dec 17, 2014 at 5:25 AM
Love the show!! Looking forward to visit the winery this summer!

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@ Dec 24, 2014 at 7:39 PM
love your show. god bless

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Marcia K. Ritchey
@ Jan 2, 2015 at 9:09 PM
Histories mysteries....nothing is better! I believe I first heard of Oak Island on a program named "Unsolved Mysteries". If anyone can solve this I believe that you and your team can do it. I hope there is fantastic treasure, but I really want to know how it came to be where it is! God bless and all the best!

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David J. Doiron
@ Jan 10, 2015 at 7:24 PM
My cousin and I, as Rick & Marty did, read the 1960's Reader's Digest story about Oak Island, igniting our imaginations. However, fate has relegated us to a spectator role in this centuries-old saga. As the Island yields its secrets, we will vicariously share the satisfaction. We extend our encouragement. No "7"s.

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Janice Torelli
@ Jan 10, 2015 at 10:11 PM
Just got Hooked on the Show tonight! What an amazing adventure, I know you're going to solve this incredible mystery very soon! Good Luck with the hunt, and I wish I could taste your wine closer to my home in San Francisco...LOVE Cab Franc!

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Martha Youstra
@ Jan 14, 2015 at 11:07 PM
We love your adventure. Thank you for taking us on this journey. Can't wait for your dreams to come true.

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Randy Jackson
@ Jan 30, 2015 at 7:56 PM
What a fantastic venture, Americas True Heros! (not government) Money to fund the dream, brains to plan and implement the solutions and we wish for You the Heart and Guts to see it through. Your success will be a Worldwide Success with so many mysteries involved.

On pins and needles for Season 3, Thank You ALL!

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Danelle Kiitzer
@ Feb 1, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Been enthralled with the series from the beginning. Being a northern Michigan native myself, I miss it. Did not know you had opened the winery until last year. Can't wait to visit the next time I get home. Please keep it up on the island, I would like to see your team be the ones who solve this!

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thib ngcobo
@ Apr 13, 2015 at 7:30 AM
You guys really stir me up to persue my dreams and passions no matter at what cost, you are such an inspiration to many, as a young south african interprenuer am such moved, I cant wait to see what you guys will discover, keep it up

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