Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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"There is the story of o­ne young seaman o­n his first voyage, who had the early evening watch as his ship made it up the coast (of the Jersey Shore) o­n its way to New York harbor. After first reporting "All's well" he suddenly yelled "Elephant!!"

The captain thinking the seaman had gone berserk rushed to the deck. Lifting his looking glass to the shoreline he also exclaimed: "Elephant!" Wiped off his glass and after a second look, confirmed the fact that there was a giant beast standing among the dunes and eel grass of lower Absecon Island."

Since 1881, Lucy the Elephant has stood watch over our shore lines. Today I went to stand with her.

13 comments:

snapshots2011 said...

You went without me?!? Is this payback for going to Sandy Hook without you last week? Lol.
Isn't she awesome? Great picture and I love the texture- it's perfect!

Michelle said...

Neat picture. I enjoyed the history that goes along with it.

Karin said...

Funny and interesting story:)

Courtney said...

How cool!!! Sky looks awesome!

Chelsea said...

cool texture

Gretchen said...

How fun... love the texture... and the sky is beautiful.

Janell said...

great texture!

Kelly said...

Love the pic! Great story too!

Carlynn said...

Love the picture & the texture.

elizabeth said...

wow - love the texture of the backround on this along with the faint print - it really gives it "pop"!!
Did you do this in photoshop?

Flower Photography said...

Wish we has stuff like this here!

Ashley @ 365 things said...

I've never been that far northeast. I hope to one day! Maybe I'll visit Lucy. :)

Kimberly said...

Great picture and story!