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(ABC)   Hurricane Sandy unearths remains of wooden coal schooner that ran aground nearly 100 years ago   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 41
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2012-11-17 04:34:34 PM  
media.247sports.com
 
2012-11-17 04:35:43 PM  
sandy wasn't the first. won't be the last. old story.
 
2012-11-17 04:37:46 PM  
"Superstorm" huh? "near-hurricane force winds." LOL

I guess "super" means it knocked over some lawn chairs of important people.
 
2012-11-17 04:38:20 PM  
i only wanted to see pictures of it, and they provided one. just one lame picture. boo urns.
 
2012-11-17 04:39:59 PM  
Where did they bury the survivors?
 
2012-11-17 04:40:16 PM  
"It is really exciting," said Hapke, "I've never seen anything like this exposed before."

That's what SHE said! Amiright?
 
2012-11-17 04:42:13 PM  

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

Belay them grammar!


So sad.
 
2012-11-17 04:42:19 PM  

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

Belay them grammar!


Believed?

Unless someone just put it there.
 
2012-11-17 04:43:16 PM  
You dumb bastard it's a sailboat
 
2012-11-17 04:44:52 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.


Believed to have sunk.
 
2012-11-17 04:56:31 PM  
As the big freighters clippers go, she was bigger than most.

/Happy birthday, Gord.
 
2012-11-17 05:04:45 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-17 05:06:35 PM  
heh- coal schooner on Fire Island.
 
2012-11-17 05:11:36 PM  
Well... better schooner than later, AMIRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITE?

:D

...

:-/

I'll see my way out of the thread.
 
2012-11-17 05:17:32 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.



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.
 
2012-11-17 05:18:03 PM  
But was it a CLEAN coal schooner?
 
2012-11-17 05:19:16 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-17 05:19:33 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Yep, that's her all right.

/hot too
 
2012-11-17 05:20:29 PM  
"It is really exciting," said Hapke, "I've never seen anything like this exposed before."

That's what she said.
 
2012-11-17 05:22:41 PM  

Onkel Buck: You dumb bastard it's a sailboat


A schooner IS a sailboat, you stupid-head.
 
2012-11-17 05:23:48 PM  
Lost some cool shades on a beach in Panama City Beach... maybe we can get Bush to whoop up another one of those hurricanes.
 
2012-11-17 05:28:37 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-17 05:29:20 PM  
Run aground is not the same as sunk. Look, the boat is well above sea level, tardmitter
 
2012-11-17 05:32:13 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-17 05:36:43 PM  

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

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


And brown people.
 
2012-11-17 05:43:49 PM  
shanteyman:

parafin donkey 

kiwimana.files.wordpress.com 

Que?
 
2012-11-17 05:48:03 PM  

jst3p: [media.247sports.com image 366x270]


BEAT ME TO IT!

/well done
 
2012-11-17 06:03:07 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-17 06:38:44 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk 
Hapke said barrier islands like Fire Island naturally shift during storms, with dunes slowly inching toward the islands' centers.
 
2012-11-17 06:48:56 PM  
"It's not a schooner!"
 
2012-11-17 07:28:09 PM  
Salty wood exposed on Fire Island beach.

Who'da thunk?
 
2012-11-17 08:05:46 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-17 08:13:34 PM  

Filth Paste: Going where, to that topic


to that topic.Filthy minds, the lot of you folks!
 
2012-11-17 09:17:43 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.


Where does Lahey's shiaticane fall on that scale?
 
2012-11-17 09:20:14 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-17 09:46:37 PM  

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."
 
2012-11-17 10:34:22 PM  
"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.
 
2012-11-17 10:42:50 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-17 11:54:50 PM  

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
 
2012-11-18 10:06:22 AM  
AMONG OTHER THINGS

www.picturenose.com
 
2012-11-18 12:52:33 PM  

DownDaRiver: I think you should stay
Silly wit is important


Maybe just this once.
 
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