William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-25-14

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-25-14

 

The SV The Twenty One Friends was three-masted schooner built in 1872 and named for the group of 21 Philadelphia Quakers — vile capitalists they were — that financed it.

It was rammed by the John D. May off Cape Hatteras in1885 while returning to Philadelphia with a full load of lumber from Brunswick, Ga.

The man in charge, a Captain Jeffries, ordered his crew to abandoned the vessel.

The Twenty One Friends, however, proved tougher than thought.

It didn’t sink but for the next two years drifted around the Atlantic as a ghost ship and was sighted on both coast.

She finally came to rest  in Ireland, where her cargo was salvaged and she was employed as a fishing vessel.

 

Twenty One Friends

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-23-14

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-23-14

 

Alaska is the westernmost — and easternmost state. Its Aluetian Island chain extends past the Antimeridian i.e the 180th Meridian which is considered to be the dividing line between the east and west hemispheres.

William Lawrence Sr Omnbit 10-21-14

William Lawrence Sr Omnbit 10-21-14

 

Abner Doubleday, the fellow who invented baseball, was graduated from United States Military Academy at West point. He became a major general during the Civil War and fought heroically at the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

Abner Doubleday, the fellow who invented baseball, was graduated from United States Military Academy at West point.