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John Borkowski became interested in the Oak Island mystery about two years ago and decided to look on eBay for a copy of R.V.Harris' book, The Oak Island Mystery.

You can imagine his surprise when the book arrived complete with original newspaper articles form the 1960s, photographs and correspondence from the Restalls who were excavating on the island at this time.

"I feel like I own a little piece of the story", says John from New York. "The letter is from Mildred Restall to a Mrs Geiser. It talks about the trouble the "boys" were having on the shore, and the terrible storm that came up and wiped out their work. It's really a little piece of what she was thinking at the time."

The collection of documents includes a letter from Mildred Restall, whose husband and son later died in a tragic accident on Oak Island.

Her letter paints a picture of how hard it must have been living on the island away from the mainland and open to the elements in the quest for treasure. It is also tinged with tragedy as she writes with such confidence in her husband's desire to solve the Oak Island mystery.

John contacted Oak Island Treasure via our facebook group to inform us his discovery, and with his kind permission, we've been able to share the material online for the very first time.

John has also contacted Lee Restall Lamb, daughter of Mildred Restall, and author of Oak Island Obsession, in which she shares anecdotes of her family's time on the island, photographs and a collection of amazing sketches drawn by Robert and son Bobby.

To view these documents, please view the links below:

  • 1965 newspaper articles relating to the Restall tragedy on Oak Island.
  • Photographs taken in July 1960 showing life on Oak Island.
  • Letter from Mildred Restall to Mr & Mrs Geiser dated November 16th 1960.
  • Letter in reply to Mildred Restall from Mrs Geiser - part I.
  • Letter in reply to Mildred Restall from Mrs Geiser - part II.
  • Newspaper article: Look for Pirates' Treasures Left on Isle 200 Years Ago - The Times Record, Troy, New York from December (exact date is obscured).
  • Newspaper article: Privateer Hoard Eludes Seekers, December 1st, 1961.
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