Tag Archives: sea

minnehaha.

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seeing the bones of this ship on the shores of lake michigan

washed up on the camp arcadia beach

and wondering how they came to be here.



The Minnehaha, built in 1880 by Linn & Craig in Gibralter, Michigan, was a 4-masted, 200 foot, wooden schooner used to haul cargo in Great Lakes Erie, Huron, and Michigan. On October 13th of 1893, the steam barge Henry J. Johnson was towing the Minnehaha from Chicago bound for Point Edward at the south end of Lake Huron with 58,000 bushels of corn when facing 90 mile per hour gale force winds, the ship was lost to the sea.

“the sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope.

now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning:

we are all in the same boat.

-jacques yves cousteau

http://www.arcadiami.com/index.php/hidden-exhibits/hidden-shipwrecks/hidden-minnehaha

credits: maritime history of the great lakes, bowling green state university, camp arcadia

spectacle.

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there is one spectacle grander than the sea,

that is the sky; 

there is one spectacle grander than the sky,

that is the interior of the soul.

-victor hugo

Arcadia Dunes, C.S. Mott Nature Preserve, on the shores of Lake Michigan, hiking Old Baldy Trail – October 2020

on the surface.

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on the edge of the atlantic ocean

such an easy place to ponder and wander

 

“the mind has no existence by itself;

it is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters.”

– d.h. lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

wells beach, atlantic ocean, wells, maine – august 2019

the crossing.

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word has it the littles are headed to england.

hopefully they’re back in the states

in time for the first day of school today.

“you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

-rabindranath tagore

glen lake, empire, michigan – summer 2018

the song of the sea.

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the view of the sea

from the kitchen of

our 260 year old farmhouse

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in a remotely quiet

and beautiful area

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way out

on old head 

through fields

to where the lusitania and its crew lie at rest

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and

down winding roads

 to where the sailors catch the wind

in the city of kinsale.

“we are tied to the ocean.

and when we go back to the sea,

whether it is to sail or to watch –

we are going back from whence we came.”

-john f. kennedy

old head, kinsale, county cork, ireland

 

the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – jacques yves cousteau

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and so

we went to the sea

and it was

everything

and more

 moving sun

calm waters

 boats afloat

seals playing

fish tacos and ice cream

on the beach

and

friends

and

stories

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and

water

and

shore

alive

with color

and

changing light

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laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
– victor hugo