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In Search of Blackbeard's Treasure
September 27, 2000
Part 2: Exploring the Island
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Exploring the Island 1

While the workers set up, we explored the "gem" of the Isles of Shoals with a vista that takes in almost all of the other islands. From the far side of the island you can see the cove and the cottage across the rocky neck in the center. The hut is for stranded sailors, built by the Randalls and open to lost souls in need, a tradition begun by the real Uncle Oscar Laighton, Celia Thaxter's brother, who once owned the island.

Exploring the Island 2

This lovely view of Appledore Island, where the Laighton's ran their 19th century hotel, featured the old Lunging outhouse in the foreground. The boat Uncle Oscar waits in the harbor.

Exploring the Island 3

A heavy surf pounds against the island here not far from White Island lighthouse which actually isn't in this photo. Click from here to see a much better and closer picture of White by Peter Randall and you'll get the idea.

Exploring the Island 4

Back down on the narrow neck of the Island the History Channel crew is shooting a little color and ambient ocean sounds. That's Square Rock off to the left, legally deeded as part of Lunging Island.

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Disposable images and text by J. Dennis Robinson
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