Note from Lisa:
Prepare! Mystic is being invaded by pirates this weekend!
(I actually worried about a pirate attack on my epic voyage with a blind sailor in Mystic Seafarer's Trail
, but I hear these pirates will only kidnap and ransom community leaders!)
Shipwreck explorer, Captain Bill Palmer, just took us on our first shipwreck hunt
! Area waters are full of them so I'm determined to find one. Palmer was recently part of a National Geographic
expedition in southern waters which will air in 2015. My TV interview
with Palmer includes underwater footage of wrecks off Rhode Island. You can see some of his artifacts from wrecks such as the Andrea Doria
at: Captain Bill Palmer: Indiana Jones of the Sea
The 100-year-old message found in the time capsule was just transcribed! The author of the letter, a former Groton resident, nurse for the Confederate Army, and great-granddaughter of the lady famous for trying to shoot Benedict Arnold, hoped her time capsule sent from Europe would inspire someone in 2014 to write an unbiased account of what was to become known as WWI. You can see page 1 of her letter on this post about the public Tea
that will feature her opened time capsule.
Enjoy writing? I have several workshops beginning next week
so you may want to sign up now!
— Lisa Saunders
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