THE PELICAN BEACH HOTEL

AT THE SHOULDER Mr. Holden, who has lectured many times on the process of gathering, collecting and restoring old bottles (wash with certain chemicals, especially if they’ve been in the Sound, collecting salt and barnacles), is not interested in anything made after 1904. He can tell when a bottle was fashioned, he said, by checking the seams on either side: If they stop at the … Continuer de lire THE PELICAN BEACH HOTEL

THE HOUSE OF MR. HOLDEN

OVERVIEW ABOUT MR. HOLDEN The water temperature was 65 degrees – cool, but not as bracing as the 36-degree temperatures he braves in the winter, sometimes under a layer of ice. At its deepest the lake is 85 feet; because he was looking for bottles, he would stay 25 feet from the surface, but even so, algae, weeds, mud and autumn dusk would make conditions … Continuer de lire THE HOUSE OF MR. HOLDEN

DEJA VU AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN

THE HEAT IS ON STONEWALL STOKES The unrelenting heat and humidity that had punished his soldiers for several days now was bad enough, but Confederate Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell had another reason to grumble on the morning of August 9, 1862: He still wasn’t sure what he was supposed to do that day. « I do not know whether we will march north, south, east … Continuer de lire DEJA VU AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN