Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Boston's Pyramid

Once a 12-acre island in colonial times, Nixes Mate in Boston Harbor National Park, is now reduced to a channel marker protected by a wall of rock (Quincy granite perhaps?).  I thought you'd like to see it at low tide as well as high tide.

Nixes Mate has a colorful history.  One source I read said that Nixes Mate contributed in a strange way to maritime safety in the 1700s, when the body of one pirate named William Fly, who had been hanged for his offenses, was then displayed there as a warning to others who might be tempted to follow the black flag.   You can read more of Nixes Mate's interesting history  here.


DAG said...

Nicely done Slim.

Birdman said...

If it would scare other 'no gooders' away... Mission accomplished. Rrrrrrrrrrrr

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