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Old wreck unearthed…

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U.S. Army engineers repairing a jetty in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy has discovered the remains of a  wooden schooner  barge which sank in 1926.   Barges had numbers,  not names,  but the coal carrier  appears to be one of three lost on the same February day.

A layer of rocks has been placed over the exposed side to rebury the wreck, which is one of more than seven thousand wrecks along the coast of New Jersey.




Written by timeforthorns

December 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

Quiet charity…

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If you’ll recall,  Democrats charged that the The Romney campaign was using the Red Cross as a political prop.   But Mitt’s campaign  actually donated  almost $90,000 to the Red Cross shortly after the election,  helping to refill the coffers nearly emptied by Hurricane Sandy.   The donation wasn’t publicized by either Romney himself or the campaign.   If His Oneness had donated a dollar it would have been front page news.   Indeed,  class tells,  doesn’t it?

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February 5, 2013 at 9:23 am


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Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers is a man contemplating making lemonade out of the lemons Hurricane Sandy left on the Jersey Shore.   He may leave  the roller coaster  that was swept right-side up into the Atlantic Ocean as a tourist attraction.

UPDATE:  It appears the mayor is now  having second  and third thoughts about the roller coaster.

Written by timeforthorns

November 25, 2012 at 10:43 am