By now everyone knows who the two brothers from the History channel hit show The Curse of Oak Island…
But I’m going to tell you five things you probably didn’t know.
Rick became obsessed with Oak Island in 1965 @ 11 years old.
At the age of 11 years old, Rick Lagina became interested in the treasure of Oak Island.
He read an article in the Readers Digest. The article told about the legend of treasure being buried there, wood timbers found and the booby traps. Rick became fascinated by the thought of treasure being buried on the island.
Not long after that Rick and Marty’s father showed them an article in The Wall Street Journal about Oak Island.
Rick is a retired postal worker.
They’re from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
The Laginas family are from Kingsford in Northern Michigan. They have always been a close knit family. You know who also is from the Upper Peninsula? Me. The person typing this, Trevor, TrevStone.
We’re all Yoopers and enjoy pasties.
Marty has engineering and law degrees
Marty studied at Michigan Tech in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1977.
While at Michigan Tech, Marty was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma fraternities.
Next, Marty attended Law School at the University of Michigan where he received his degree in 1982.
Marty founded Terra Energy, Ltd. an oil and gas company in 1982.
He sold the company to CMS Energy in 1995 for $60 million.
Marty owns a winery
He started a 3 acre winery, Row 7″ in the early 2000’s. He has since expanded and now owns Villa Mari Vineyards in Traverse City, Michigan.
His favorite wine is red.
Marty owns a large wind turbine company
He used the proceeds from the sale of Terra Energy to found Heritage Sustainable.
The wind turbine business is the largest in the state of Michigan and one of the largest in the mid western United States.
If you learned anything new be sure to share this with your Oak Island Friends!