Oak Island Obsession

Overview

As Bob and Mildred Lee, they amazed audiences with their death-defying motorcycle act. In reality they were Bob and Mildred Restall, parents of three, who balanced their glamorous show-business career with a happy, stable home life.

In October 1959, the Restalls embarked on the ultimate family adventure, as Bob led his family to the east coast of Canada to dig for the famous treasure of Oak Island. For nearly six years they lived without telephone, hydro, or running water while newspapers and magazines chronicled their attempts to solve the mystery of the Money Pit. On August 17, 1965, their quest ended in tragedy when four men died.

This biography, compiled by their daughter, includes material written by each family member. Lyrical descriptions of nature, amusing anecdotes, details of the dig, and numerous photographs help to tell the story. This book is a must for Oak Island enthusiasts.

Reviews

"An incredible chapter in a enthralling story, this book is a good read no matter what angle it is approached."

Brandon Sun (September, 2006)

"Oak Island Obsession is a book you'll want to devour in one sitting."

The Edmonton Sun (November, 2006)

About the Author

Lee Lamb

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Lee Lamb

Lee Lamb was born in Somerset, England, and came to Canada when she was two years old. She has been a secretary, a project co-ordinator, a hospital social worker, and a high school teacher. She previously wrote Oak Island Obsession. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.