For fans wondering if the siblings get to keep whatever they find, Marty explained in a 2015 interview with History, “The treasure trove license says that the government gets 10 percent, except that they get all artifacts, and an artifact is virtually anything. An artifact means man-made. So there’s a little bit of fuzziness.
“By way of example, at this very moment, everything we found last year resides in the Nova Scotia Museum right now,” the engineer shared. “I think, given the history of the relationship with the Canadian government, that if some great treasure is unearthed they’ll treat us fairly.”