Sunday, March 30, 2014

Oak Island Seen As Tourism Bonanza

A famous island on the South Shore is catching the attention of people everywhere, thanks to the medium of television. Oak Island in Mahone Bay is particularly appealing to History Television viewers in the US who are seeing it as an interesting place to visit and to search for buried treasure. Chester-St. Margarets MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse is urging the provincial government to capitalize on the new notoriety and better promote Oak Island as a tourism must-see location.

The History Channel, which features a reality show about two brothers looking for the fabled treasure buried on Oak Island, recently did a survey of its viewers. It indicated more than 100,000 of them would be very interested in visiting Nova Scotia and touring Oak Island. They say the remarkable scenery, the way of life and the lure of possible buried treasure are key reasons.