Leelanau Timber Tale








Seeking relief from my
corona blues, ...

I walked the beach north of Empire,

And came upon the skeleton of an old shipwreck.

If only her timbers could talk,

They would tell the sad tale of the schooner, Jennie & Annie, ….

Of
how she plied these waters for the last time, 

On November 12, 1872, ...

When in a fierce gale she was driven aground,

And mercilessly battered by wind and waves.

Most of her crew, ...

Seven sorry souls,

With fingers bloodied and frozen,

Lost hold of the mangled rigging,

And succumbed to the icy waters.


As I pondered the fate of the captain and his mates, 

With my hand on
the ancient ship's bones,

My corona blues ...

Seemed a little less blue.


See You In Leelanau Up North,
Chris


               Visit A Leelanau Landmark:  The remains of the Jennie & Annie - A
               remarkable sight, roughly halfway to North Bar Lake from Empire
               Beach.  Be aware that surf and sand conditions could change the 
               location and visibility of this protected lakeshore artifact.

CLICK  ON  'SUBSCRIBE'  AND  ENJOY  A  BIT  OF  LEELANAU  EVERY TWO WEEKS!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

In Leelanau ... On Semi-Solid Ground

Stillness In Leelanau