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The Curse of Civil War Gold

The Curse of Civil War Gold

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  • Premiered: 
    March 6, 2018
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
  • Tags: treasure

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Plot Synopsis

Michigan native Kevin Dykstra is obsessed with a deathbed confession made by George Alexander Abbott to a lighthouse keeper in the 1890s about a national treasure dating back to the Civil War. The story goes that Union soldiers from Michigan tracked down Confederate president Jefferson Davis in 1865 before he could flee the country. These troops allegedly confiscated millions of dollars worth of Confederate gold and silver that Davis was transporting, and carried out a daring plot to smuggle it nearly 1,000 miles back home using the burgeoning railway system. According to that confession, part of the stolen treasury was allegedly put into a train car on a barge that was deliberately pushed off a ferry into Lake Michigan, where Dykstra believes it still remains. His quest to prove it ultimately takes him and his team to the bottom of Lake Michigan. Dykstra has been on a seven-year quest to solve what happened to the lost gold of the Civil War and believes he can find the sunken train car. However, the sonar scanning of an estimated one hundred square miles involves tens of thousands of dollars and Dykstra needs to show tangible proof of his theory to Marty Lagina, star of THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND, before the Traverse City businessman invests in Kevin's operation. Now, in THE CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD, Dykstra and his team embark on a compelling hunt to the scene of the original heist; into bank vaults to search for secret tunnels constructed to help launder the loot; and ultimately to the bottom of Lake Michigan to finally decipher one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
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On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, History premiered "All That Glitters," the season finale of THE CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD. Kevin and his team battle serious injury and dangerous waters in their determination to find a fortune in stolen gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Prometheus Entertainment

Settings

  • Lake Michigan - USA