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   Hurricane Sandy unearths remains of wooden coal schooner that ran aground nearly 100 years ago

17 Nov 2012 04:32 PM   |   8693 clicks   |   ABC
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17 Nov 2012 04:34 PM
solokumba     
sandy wasn't the first. won't be the last. old story.

17 Nov 2012 04:35 PM
vodka     
"Superstorm" huh? "near-hurricane force winds." LOL

I guess "super" means it knocked over some lawn chairs of important people.

17 Nov 2012 04:37 PM
Fixxor     
i only wanted to see pictures of it, and they provided one. just one lame picture. boo urns.

17 Nov 2012 04:38 PM
KaiserRoll     
Where did they bury the survivors?

17 Nov 2012 04:39 PM
Mega Steve     
"It is really exciting," said Hapke, "I've never seen anything like this exposed before."

That's what SHE said! Amiright?

17 Nov 2012 04:40 PM
wallywam1    [TotalFark]  

Rufus Lee King: "The remains of a ship believed to have sank..."

Belay them grammar!


So sad.

17 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
Tony_Pepperoni     

Rufus Lee King: "The remains of a ship believed to have sank..."

Belay them grammar!


Believed?

Unless someone just put it there.

17 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
Onkel Buck     
You dumb bastard it's a sailboat

17 Nov 2012 04:43 PM
Bondith     

Tony_Pepperoni: Rufus Lee King: "The remains of a ship believed to have sank..."

Belay them grammar!

Believed?

Unless someone just put it there.


Believed to have sunk.

17 Nov 2012 04:44 PM
cleveoh     
As the big freighters clippers go, she was bigger than most.

/Happy birthday, Gord.

17 Nov 2012 04:56 PM
Slaxl     

vodka: "Superstorm" huh? "near-hurricane force winds." LOL

I guess "super" means it knocked over some lawn chairs of important people.


The order is easy enough to follow.

Windy day -> Storm -> Superstorm -> Hurricane -> Firecane -> Dinosaur attack.

17 Nov 2012 05:04 PM
alienated     
heh- coal schooner on Fire Island.

17 Nov 2012 05:06 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
Well... better schooner than later, AMIRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITE?

:D

...

:-/

I'll see my way out of the thread.

17 Nov 2012 05:11 PM
HighZoolander     

Bondith: Tony_Pepperoni: Rufus Lee King: "The remains of a ship believed to have sank..."

Belay them grammar!

Believed?

Unless someone just put it there.

Believed to have sunk.



It's more like Sandy uncovered that trainwreck of a first sentence, which continues: "...has been..."

The remains has been. That's some mighty fine subject-verb agreement there Joshua.

17 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
HighlanderRPI     
But was it a CLEAN coal schooner?

17 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
alienated     

Rufus Lee King: alienated: heh- coal schooner on Fire Island.

Careful, now.


What ? Coal burns, the Island is named Fire.... I just thought it was kinda funny, and yes, I do know that Fire Island was / is ? a gay haven during the summer months, but i wasnt going there.

17 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
InternetSecurityGuard     
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Yep, that's her all right.

/hot too

17 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  
"It is really exciting," said Hapke, "I've never seen anything like this exposed before."

That's what she said.

17 Nov 2012 05:20 PM
germ78     

Onkel Buck: You dumb bastard it's a sailboat


A schooner IS a sailboat, you stupid-head.

17 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
Snowflake Tubbybottom     
Lost some cool shades on a beach in Panama City Beach... maybe we can get Bush to whoop up another one of those hurricanes.

17 Nov 2012 05:23 PM
YouSaidWhat     
A lot of that can be cleaned right up with a little paint, putty and nails.
Looks like it should be able to sail again.

17 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
bud jones     
Run aground is not the same as sunk. Look, the boat is well above sea level, tardmitter

17 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
shanteyman     
As the big freighters clippers schooners go, she was bigger than most

Coal Schooners were not "clippers" in any sense of the word. Most were slab-sided so they could carry more, which made them very difficult to manage in bad weather with a small crew and a parafin donkey engine that was less than reliable.

17 Nov 2012 05:32 PM
MemeSlave     

vodka: "Superstorm" huh? "near-hurricane force winds." LOL

I guess "super" means it knocked over some lawn chairs of important people.


And brown people.

17 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
merkinpeeble     
shanteyman:

parafin donkey 

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Que?

17 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
willyfreddy     

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BEAT ME TO IT!

/well done

17 Nov 2012 05:48 PM
Filth Paste     
alienated

What ? Coal burns, the Island is named Fire.... I just thought it was kinda funny, and yes, I do know that Fire Island was / is ? a gay haven during the summer months, but i wasnt going there.

Going where, to that topic or to that island (in the summer months)?
NTTAWWT.

17 Nov 2012 06:03 PM
smitty04     
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Hapke said barrier islands like Fire Island naturally shift during storms, with dunes slowly inching toward the islands' centers.

17 Nov 2012 06:38 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
"It's not a schooner!"

17 Nov 2012 06:48 PM
ronnie spleen     
Salty wood exposed on Fire Island beach.

Who'da thunk?

17 Nov 2012 07:28 PM
Earguy    [TotalFark]  
My cousin was working a plumbing job on the Atlantic City shore immediately after a big churning storm about 10 years ago. The beach was littered with prohibition-era bootleg whiskey bottles. He picked up about five of them, two were still corked and full. He opened one, and it was fouled with seawater. He kept the other one sealed, and has them in his house.

Especially with the popularity of Boardwalk Empire now, I bet they're worth a few bucks apiece.

17 Nov 2012 08:05 PM
alienated     

Filth Paste: Going where, to that topic


to that topic.Filthy minds, the lot of you folks!

17 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
gunther_bumpass     

Slaxl: vodka: "Superstorm" huh? "near-hurricane force winds." LOL

I guess "super" means it knocked over some lawn chairs of important people.

The order is easy enough to follow.

Windy day -> Storm -> Superstorm -> Hurricane -> Firecane -> Dinosaur attack.


Where does Lahey's shiaticane fall on that scale?

17 Nov 2012 09:17 PM
T.M.S.     

Earguy: My cousin was working a plumbing job on the Atlantic City shore immediately after a big churning storm about 10 years ago. The beach was littered with prohibition-era bootleg whiskey bottles. He picked up about five of them, two were still corked and full. He opened one, and it was fouled with seawater. He kept the other one sealed, and has them in his house.

Especially with the popularity of Boardwalk Empire now, I bet they're worth a few bucks apiece.


I would have thought there was a market for prohibition era booze but hundreds of bottles have been collected from a NY sunken wreck for years. The stuff just piles up in the garage.

As to the article I'm sure the woman is wrong. The wreck will be identified and probably pretty soon. It's going to become a great field trip for divers eager to explore a wreck without putting on a suit.

17 Nov 2012 09:20 PM
RolandTGunner    [TotalFark]  

alienated: Filth Paste: Going where, to that topic

to that topic.Filthy minds, the lot of you folks!


"It is really exciting," said Hapke, "I've never seen anything like this exposed before."

17 Nov 2012 09:46 PM
twotowner     
"It is really exciting," said Hapke, "I've never seen anything like this exposed before."

Must not get out to the Great Lakes much. Off the top of my head I can think of two on Lake Michigan. The "Three Brothers" was a steamer that ran aground off of South Manitou Island in 1911. Winter storms quickly buried it. Up until 1996 it was completely buried until winter storms scoured several acres of sand away from the island to reveal the wreck again, this time in roughly 14-45ft of water.

The other one I don't remember much about. It was near Big Sable Pt Lighthouse six or seven years ago. We were camping at the nearby campground and there were signs talking about the wreck on the road that lead to the lighthouse. Funny thing was that when I walked out to the wreck site, sand had pretty much covered it back up.

17 Nov 2012 10:34 PM
LemSkroob     

Mega Steve: "It is really exciting," said Hapke, "I've never seen anything like this exposed before."

That's what SHE said! Amiright?


you aren't right. Its Fire Island. There is no "she" for miles.

If Hapke really wants to see something exposed, just come back in July.

17 Nov 2012 10:42 PM
DownDaRiver     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Well... better schooner than later, AMIRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITE?

:D

...

:-/

I'll see my way out of the thread.


I think you should stay
Silly wit is important

17 Nov 2012 11:54 PM
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18 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

DownDaRiver: I think you should stay
Silly wit is important


Maybe just this once.

18 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
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