Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Curse of Oak Island by Randal Sullivan, a fascinating non-fiction title that details the mystery of Oak Island in Nova Scotia. The following is her review:
In 1795, a young man discovered a mysterious depression in the ground on Oak Island in Nova Scotia that ignited rumors of buried treasure. The first diggers at this site uncovered a clay-lined shift where the soil was separated with wooden platforms at exactly ten foot increments but when they reached a depth of ninety feet water somehow poured into the shaft at an alarming rate making any further excavation impossible. Since then, generations of treasure hunters and their families have scoured the island, millions of dollars have been spent and many lives have been lost trying to discover the legendary treasure chamber that is known worldwide as the “Money Pit”.
The Curse of Oak Island by long time Rolling Stone editor and journalist Randal Sullivan gives us an amazingly detailed account of the endlessly fascinating mystery of Oak Island, starting from the very beginning of the legend. There is no other source more complete that details the curious history of the island, the many civilizations that have visited over time, and the dozens of treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, breakdowns and even death in pursuit of riches. Now, as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery as documented on the History Channel’s television show The Curse of Oak Island, we are taken along to follow their quest firsthand with some behind the scenes information on what a present day treasure hunt looks like.
Do you believe in buried treasure? Could this small, unassuming island off the coast of Nova Scotia really be the resting place of pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail or even maybe the original manuscripts of William Shakespeare? I know, the whole story sounds like a work of fiction but this innocent looking island does indeed have some very strange markers left by humans from hundreds of years ago. In summary, I encourage you to read this book and learn about an island in Canadian waters that might just hold something more valuable than any of us could ever imagine!
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