Reawakening of the Mystery by the Truro Company
The site on Oak Island lay submerged beneath water for nearly 40 years. The entombed mystery was reawakened by a member of the original dig, Anthony Vaughan, with support by the Truro Company (founded in 1845): Together with John Gammell, Adams Tupper, Robert Creelmand, Esq., Jotham McCully and James Pitblado, as well as Dr. David Barnes Lynds, brother of Simeon Lynds (Onslow Company).
Members witnessed Pitblado wipe dirt off an object before discreetly slipping the item into his pocket. After this, Pitblado left the island and relinquished all ties to the Truro Company expedition.
Nonetheless, the crew continued and made valuable observations. Equipped with this new knowledge, the Truro Company tried to get further clues to claim the treasure. Despite their best efforts to remove the water, the water level refused to lower. The team ultimately left from the 1850 expedition, the company disbanded in 1851.