let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic...." - Van Morrison
What makes the seaside so mysteriously interesting?
Perhaps the gentle cry we hear before it turns to uncontrollable roaring waves.
Sometimes, it's breathtakingly wonderful even when it's not actually a seaside, but merely the thought of being a seaside, that takes our breath away!
I spent a lot of summers right here when I was growing up. My uncle and aunt still live in Grand Haven, Michigan, and together they share the beautiful and mysterious call from Lake Michigan!
Will they be able to present the true magic of the sea?
1922- Australian Museum staff, Miss Phyllis Clarke and Mr. Allan McCulloch painting the background of the Boatswain bird group for the Lord Howe Island diorama.
"My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You can't cross the sea by merely standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Just recently a tragic storm washed ashore and uncovered a long time mystery from the sea.
A 90 year old shipwreck unearthed by Hurricane Sandy.
They believe it's the Bessie White that went down sometime in 1919 or 1922.
Hurricane Sandy’s ferocious waves flooded Fire Island, New York, leveling one dune to reveal a shipwreck approximately four miles east of Davis Park, although the true identity is still uncertain.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hurricane-sandy-uncovers-mystery-shipwreck-article-1.1203746#ixzz2N0niPGIT
In either 1919 or 1922, the Bessie White, a four-mast Canadian schooner, went aground in heavy fog about a mile west of Smith's Point, Long Island. The crew escaped in two boats. One capsized in the surf, injuring one crew member, but everyone (including the ship's cat) made it safely to shore. But they couldn't save the three-year-old ship or its tons of coal. In the following weeks the ship was salvaged.
1952 Richard Mahler
Lighthouse Fire Island, New York
Will the complete mystery of this ship be solved? Time will tell.
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