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Rick Lagina  

Star of "The Curse of Oak Island"

Rick is a retired U.S. postal worker from Northern Michigan who has dreamed of solving the Oak Island mystery since he first read about it in the January 1965 issue of Reader’s Digest at the age of 11.

Rick is the kind of guy who sees the world in black and white; honor is everything, and when you believe in something, you never give up. As he puts it: “Once in, forever in!” His faith that someone went to great efforts to hide something of incredible value centuries ago on Oak Island has only been strengthened by the many incredible clues he, his brother, Marty and their team have discovered since they took over the treasure hunt in 2006.

The Curse of Oak Island follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, originally from Kingsford, Michigan, through their efforts to find the speculated treasure or historical artifacts believed to be on Oak Island. The series discusses the history of the island, recent discoveries, theories, and prior attempts to investigate the site. Areas of interest include the "Money Pit", Borehole 10-x, Smith's Cove, "Nolan's Cross", the "Hatch", and the "Swamp".

The Lagina brothers became fascinated with the island after reading the January 1965 issue of Reader's Digest magazine that features an article on the Restall family's work to investigate the so-called "Money Pit". Marty and his brother Rick obtained a controlling interest in Oak Island Tours, which reportedly owns most of the island. The brothers were later approached by Prometheus Entertainment to do a reality show. Rick and Marty have engaged the assistance of father-and-son Dan and Dave Blankenship, permanent residents of the island who have likewise been searching for treasure since the 1960s.

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