Waves and erosion do what time could not

By on Jan 10, 2020 in History |

Updated pictures (scroll down) of the Lake Michigan lake shore wreck I have been chronicling the past few months. Recent storms have picked up and rotated the wreck so that the rudder which initially was exposed facing due north is now facing south. Over the period of just a month and a half the relentless pounding of the waves has done what time could not….dismantling the wreck a plank at a time. Lake Michigan shore line erosion continues.¬†Click on images to enlarge.¬†  

Lakeshore shipwreck update

By on Dec 27, 2019 in History |

On December 1st I posted pictures I took of the lake shore wreck on the Lake Michigan shoreline. https://thankyouverymulch.com/2019/12/shipwreck/ A number of people have requested followup pictures as the waves and high water levels continue to dismantle and rearrange the wreck, the debris and the shoreline. Slowly but surely the relic that sunk in the 1930’s (estimated having been built in the late 1800’s) is being swallowed up once again by the sand (it was lake shore erosion that exposed it back in November). So I put on my waders on Christmas Day and made my way south on the shoreline to the scene to record the wreck and its condition on December 25, 2019. Here are the photos I took that evening: Christmas Day sunset on the wreck The waves methodically dismantle the wreck Boards are dismantled by nature The sands of time are beginning to swallow what is left Wreck at...

Standing like a Stone Wall

By on May 13, 2011 in History |

I love both gardening and history. It has been well noted that our nation’s “founding fathers” from Washington to Jefferson and Adams to Franklin were avid gardeners and promoted agriculture while making some history themselves. People who have an impact on others lives while sharing a common bond of dirt, foliage and flowers are those I’ve come to admire. Sid Lenger is one of those people….a true “entre-manure” as I see it…….. Sid has some history….lots of it. Serving our country in World War II he served as a quartermaster on LST651 in the south Pacific. LST stands for “Landing Ship Tank” although Sid says it stands for “Large Slow Target” with a grin on his face. If my memory serves me right a quartermaster in the Navy would be someone the captain would trust as a steady hand to steer the ship. When...