Oak Island (2007)
Oak Island (2007)
Title: The Oak Island Treasure: The Military Cover-up 1752-54
Author: Graham Harris
Publisher: (Self-published) Meadowlark Press, Albany, PEI: 2007
Description: 8vo. 67 pp. Illustrated. Softcover. The author’s further speculation regarding the mystery of Oak Island, Nova Scotia.
Graham Harris (1937-2014) was born in Coventry, England. He studied Civil Engineering at Imperial College in London, graduating in 1961. As an engineer, Harris would gain broad experience in the practical application of geotechnical engineering to large projects in the United Kingdom, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Canada. He retired to Bedeque, Prince Edward Island in 1993, following which he turned his attention to writing. As a historian, two books reflected his geotechnical experience. Oak Island and its Lost Treasure, co-authored with geotechnical engineer Les MacPhie, describes major subsurface investigations carried out on the island over many years. The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah: a Geotechnical Perspective, co-authored with geologist Tony Beardow, was published in 1995 in the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology. The paper notes that the cities were built on an alluvial plain bordering the Dead Sea and made a persuasive case they were destroyed by liquefaction of the alluvium triggered by a severe earthquake around 2350 BC. Following publication, the BBC invited Harris to participate in the production of a documentary in its Ancient Apocalypses series. This led in turn to a new book to be published in 2015, The Destruction of Sodom –a Scientific Commentary. Harris also authored a number of general interest books. He died in Summerside, PEI, at the age of 77.
Source: H.L. (Les) MacPhie and Fred Matich