DeVere Baker

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DeVere Baker
Born 14 December 1915(1915-12-14)
Tremonton, Box Elder Co., Utah
Died 5 December 1990 (74)
Provo, Utah Co., Utah

DeVere Baker (December 14, 1915 - December 5, 1990) was an American shipbuilder and seaman who sought to demonstrate the possibility that ancient Israelites reached the Americas via the Pacific Ocean by sailing the ocean currents aboard rafts that he named in honour of Lehi, the Jewish prophet who, according to the First Book of Nephi in the Book of Mormon, had sailed with his family and settled in the Americas around 600 BC.

Selected Bibliography

  • Baker, DeVere (1959), The Raft Lehi IV: 69 Days Adrift on the Pacific Ocean, Calif.: Whitehorn Pub. Co.