A true Oak Island legend passed away Sunday at age 95.
The Friends of Oak Island announced the death of Dan Blankenship on its Facebook page.
In the post, the Society says "Dan was a respected and admired man."
“His perseverance, ingenuity and passion inspired all.”
Blankenship has been involved with the Oak Island fabled treasure hunt since 1965 and moved here from the United States in 1970.
In an interview with CKBW/Country 100.7 from 2010, Blankenship said searching for the treasure was "intriguing but difficult and painstaking."