Friday, May 18, 2018

BOSTON SEA SERPENT OF 1818



ABSTRACT
ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND GAZETTE
THURSDAY MAY 28, 1818
200 YEARS AGO
A GREAT SEA SERPENT
BOSTON, MAY 14

Following is an account of the “Sea Serpent” seen on Saturday last. The
respectabilityof the source, and the annexed certificates , places the matter beyond a doubt.
We think Capt. Woodward has had a greater view of this serpent than was possible
for one to have seen of the serpent seen last summer off Cape Ann.
AFFIDAVIT
I , Joseph Woodward, master of the schooner Admant, out of Hingham, on my
passage Penobscot to Hignham, on Saturday last, just after noon at 2 o'clock PM,
Agementicus bearing WNW ten leagues distance , discovered 'something' on the waters
surface, looking to the size of a ships long boat. Supposing it to be a wreck of some vessel,
I made towards it and on approaching it, to my crew and myself surprise , discovered it
to be a monstrous sea serpent, which drew himself into a coil, and darted forward with
amazing velocity. Because of the winds, we needed to stand on another tact to follow him,
and as we did again he drew into a coil as before and came across our bow about sixty feet
distance.
Having a gun charged with ball and shot I discharged the contents of it at his head. The ball and shot were distinctly heard to strike him and rebound as if I fired against a rock.
He shook his head and tail terribly, again went into a coil and came towards us with his
mouth wide open. We had charged the gun again and intended to discharge into his mouth,
but being so close I did not fire. He came close, under the bows of the schooner, his head
on one side and tail on the other, and played with us about five hours.
My crew and I have had the best opportunity yet of anyone to view him. I judge him to be twice the length of my schooner, say 130 feet, his head the size of a long boat, say 14 foot. The body below the neck is at least 6 feet diameter, head large in proportion to the body, tail like a squid, the body dark color., his whole appearance was most terrific.
His manner of throwing himself into a coil and placing his tail to throw himself forward with great force, appears to be done with great ease.
Signed at Hingman , May 12, 1818 : JOSEPH WOODWARD
Having read the above statement of Capt. \Woodward, we certify the correctness of it.
PETER HOLMES
JOHN MAYO
Plymouth ss May 12, 1818 Personally appeared JOSEPH WOODWARD, PETER
HOLMES & JOHN MAYO, made oath, the above statement is just and true, before me.
JOTHAM LINCOLN, JR.
Justice of the Peace.


Maryland Gazette, Annapolis, Maryland May 28 1818 by HARRISON H. 2018



Monday, May 14, 2018

RON BURROWS PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR 1998




RONALD BURROWS

1998 DELAWARE PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR





Cape Henlopen High School principal Ronald Burrows has been named Delaware's

principal of the year and is among the 51 winners vying for the national honor.

Burrows, a former math teacher has been Capes principal for five years. For the seven

years before that he was principal at Lake Forest in Felton.

Burrows said he is elated to have been recognized for the honor by his peers.

Burrows won for programs he brought to the school, ROTC, fewer but longer class periods,

and educational television.

Burrows began his career at Smyrna as a math teacher, teaching classes in calculus,

geometry , algebra, and general math.

The national winner will be selected this December.




Abstract: Wilmington News Journal, Friday, October 9, 1998. By Harrison H. 2018.

American Legion Henlopen Post.



REMEMBERING 1946 AMERICAN LEGION LADIES
OF CAPE HENLOPEN POST 5



Rehoboth Beach, Wednesday , May 15, 1946:

Mrs Sarah Arnold, Rehoboth, was elected president of the Henlopen Post at the annual

election meeting last Friday night. She succeeds Mrs Benjamin Albertson, Lewes, who

is now president of the Sussex Department Auxiliary, American Legion.

Mrs Charles F. Lehman , Lewes, was elected vice president.

Others elected are; secretary, Mrs Harry Steel, Rehoboth, treasurer, Mrs Arthur Marshall,

Lewes, Mrs Sarah Tikiob , Rehoboth, historian, Olive Becker, Rehoboth, chaplain,

Mrs Harry Ash, Lewes, sergeant at arms.

Poppy Day is to be around Memorial Day with Lehman the general chairmen.

Winners in the Americanism Essay Contest are Iris Conaway of Lewes, 1st prize, Jean

Dodd, Lewes, 2nd, and Rehoboth's Chadus Buckson won the Rehoboth prize.



Abstract: Salisbury Daily Times , May 15th, 1946, by Harrison H.

BLACK HOG GUT



BLACK HOG GUT
SUSSEX COUNTY
DELAWARE

Black Hog Gut, is a stream, 2 miles long, 2/10 mile N of Nassau. Flowing north to
Old Mill Creek, 2.5 mile West of Lewes in Sussex county.

A variant was Black Oak Gut.

Black Hog Landing on Old Mill Creek at junction with Black Hog Gut, 2.5. mile

West of Lewes ; 38 degree, 46' 20” N – 75 degree 11' 30” W.

Old Mill Creek, heading at Red Mill Pond, flowing North, 4.5 miles to Broadkill

River, NW of Lewes.



Abstract by Harrison H. of “ Delaware Place Names “ Geological Survey
bulletin # 1245

Sunday, May 13, 2018

CAPT JOHN THOMAS ROLFE JAMESTOWN VIRGINIA


CAPTAIN JOHN THOMAS ROLFE
JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA



John Thomas Rolfe was born 6 May 1585 in Heacham, Norfolk, England , to

Johannes Eustaclus Rolfe, 1562 – 1594, and Dorothea Mason, 1559 – 1645. He was

christened the day of his birth. At age 15 he was resident of Virginia Colony.

In England, 1608 he married Sarah Harker who died in 1610 as did a daughter, Bermuda,

born 1610 died 1610.

In 1614 at Virginia Colony , he married Matoka Pocahontas Lady Rebecca Powhaten,

had two sons, Lieutenant Thomas and Thomas W. { They may be just one son) .

At Jamestown, 1620, he married Jane Pierce and had daughter elizabeth Pierce Rolfe, born

1620, died 1645.

John Thomas Rolfe was killed in an Indian massacre, 22 March 1622 at Jamestown,

Virginia.

1607 JAMESTOWN VIRGINIA



JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA
MAY 13 1607
411 YEARS AGO

Some 100 English colonists arrive along the west bank of the James River in Virginia
to build Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America .The dispatched
from England by the 'London Company' . They sailed across the Atlantic aboard the
“Susan Constant”, “Godspeed” and “Discovery”.

Upon the landing the first “colonial council “ was held. Seven settlers whose names had
been placed in a sealed box by King James I then became “The Council”. The council,
which included Captain John Smith chose Edward Wingfield as Jamestown's first leader.

Within the first two weeks the settlement was attacked by the local Algonquian indians but
were repulsed by the armed settlers. Later on, in December, John Smith and two colonists
were captured while hunting provisions in the wilderness. The two colonists were killed but
Captain John Smith was spared because of words of Pocahonias, a daughter of the Chief
Powhaten.

The next two years disease, starvation and more Indian attacks wiped out most of the
colony, but The London Company kept sending more settlers and supplies.

A severe winter of 1608 – 1609 , “starving time” killed more colonists and caused the
Jamestown settlers to make plans to return to England.

Then on June 10, came Thomas West De La Warr, Virginia's new governor , with supplies
and convinced the settler to remain at Jamestown.

In 1612, John Rolfe grew the first crop of tobacco introducing a successful source of livelihood.

John Rolfe, on April 5, 1614, married Pocahontas bringing peace with Powhatan for
a period until 1618 when Powhatan died, The new Chief Opechanough resumed Algonquian
attacks that nearly wiped out the colony in 1622. In 1644, Chief Opechancanough led
his last uprising , was captured and executed at Jamestown.

1646, the Algonquian Confederacy gave up much of the territory to the rapidly growing
colony. By 1665 Algonquian chiefs were appointed by the governor of Virginia.



Abstract: By Harrison H. 2018 of A&E Networks, History Today , history.com staff,
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

1986 HALLEY'S COMET AT REHOBOTH BEACH



HALLEY'S COMET
REHOBOTH BEACH MARCH 1986




More than 200 people with maps, binoculars, telescopes, gathered on the Rehoboth Beach

boardwalk Sunday , March 23, 1986, at a predawn hour, hoping to catch a glimpse

of Halley's Comet. After two hours in the freezing weather many watcher were

disappointed. “We saw it, but it;s not very spectacular”.

Halley's was first spotted about 3:30 am and lasted over two hours. The two hour show

of the every 76 year white dot in the sky was over.

Thanks to Delmarva Power for turning off the bright boardwalk lights for the

occasion.




Abstract: Harrison H., Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday, March 24, 1986