From everyone at NCTHC

We WIsh You A Merry Christmas

and A Happy New Year

If you haven't seen our episode of Beyond Oak Island, you can still watch it on the History Channel.

Season 3, Episode 7

It's been some time since Tim and Ross Fisher discovered a buried ship on their land.

Back in 2019 after a drought exposed part of the wooden boat buried in the mud on their 17 acres of land in Hollister.

The Fishers discovered the 94-foot long vessel isThe Robinson Gold Dredge. The boat was used in the early 1900s during the gold rush in the eastern part of the state and later abandoned only to be discovered more than a century later.

Since the discovery, the father and son and a dedicated crew of friends have worked with the state and the EPA to dig and carefully expose the dredge discovering treasures along the way.

"We found gold in there," Tim said. "There is gold in the ship. It is fine gold. One of the coolest things that we found was right below where the deck was and it had rotted out. There was a mason jar just perfect. No cracks, nothing. Inside that mason jar was a silver spoon where somebody had been eating. We found an old boot heel, you know, where the guys were working and just all kinds of really unique artifacts."

The Fishers are preserving the artifacts they find with a small museum on site and plan to rebuild the two-story vessel. Tim says they welcome visitors who are curious to see the ship and hope you come to visit.

1 of 5

Our amenities, pricing, address, hours, and info all in one spot for easier access!

1 of 5