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Oak Island and Its Lost Treasure

by Graham Harris & Les MacPhie

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colonial period (1600-1775)
list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
category: History
published: 1999
ISBN:9780887804922
Description

Oak Island, Nova Scotia remains a compelling mystery: for 200 years historians and treasure hunters have explored major excavations on this small island, and tried to recover valuables many believe are buried there.

Graham Harris and Les MacPhie offer a new approach to the story. Experienced underground engineers, they draw on the documented record to present a compelling and historically accurate description of the work originally done on the site, allowing them to define a narrow time frame in which the original workings were made. From this, they propose a particularly colourful figure as the possible originator of the enigmatic diggings.

In Oak Island and Its Lost Treasure, Harris and MacPhie take the Oak Island mystery into the realm of serious archaeology and history.

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Contributor notes

GRAHAM HARRIS has been involved in many major engineering and mining projects in Canada's Maritime provinces elsewhere in Canada and internationally. He lives near Bedeque, Prince Edward Island.

LES MacPHIE is a mining engineer who works for one of Canada's leading engineering firms. Born in Cape Breton, he lives in Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

"...the best single book I have yet read on the mystery of Oak Island."
"a must read."

— BILK, Germany

"Oak Island and Its Lost Treasures is a highly readable book."

— Canadian Book Review Annual
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About the Authors

Graham Harris

Graham Harris is a retired civil engineer living in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island. He has authored a number of articles and books of a technical and historical nature, including The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah: A Geotechnical Perspective, which was the basis for a recent BBC documentary, and Oak Island and its Lost TreasureDeceased 11 July 2014.

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Les MacPhie

LES MacPHIE is a mining engineer who works for one of Canada's leading engineering firms. Born in Cape Breton, he lives in Montreal.
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