U.P. men search for treasure on TV series

Jan 6, 2014

KINGSFORD, MI (AP)--   Two Kingsford brothers' work to reveal the mysteries of a treasure island in Nova Scotia will be featured in a History Channel series. 

The Money Pit, which may contain buried treasure.
Credit oakislandmoneypit.com

The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports that "The Curse of Oak Island" premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday.  It highlights the work of Rick and Marty Lagina and others, who spent the summer searching the so-called Money Pit on Canada's Oak Island.

The Lagina brothers graduated from Kingsford High School in the early 1970s.  Their interest in the island began as youngsters.

The island's legend began in 1795 when curious teenage boys began digging at the site thinking they might find a pirate's buried treasure.  They never did and eventually gave up but others followed in ensuing years into the 1900s.