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VIRGINIA: YORKTOWN: the three-masted schooner Alliance sailing on the York River as seen from Yorktown Beach

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Comments (6)

NewerMan Man on October 6, 2013

Amazing place, wonderful photo, and A fabulous shot. LIKE + FAV. All my best wishes, Manup.

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on October 6, 2013

Thank you, Manup. A lot of money has been invested in this small area in recent years, and although I do not think it will ever be able to accommodate all the traffic of Virginia Beach, its amenities are improving to surprisingly enjoyable dimensions. Even the beautiful schooners are catering to tourist voyages now.

r.w. dawson on October 7, 2013

But Mr. Doug, isn't it's charm the fact that it isn't able to accommodate the mobs that VA Beach attracts? Plus there are near by little man made caves to explore and VA Beach has none of those. Not to mention the small fact there is genuine pirate treasure buried a little ways up river that no one has found.

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on October 7, 2013

And how do YOU know no one has found the treasure of the genuine pirate, mr. r.w.? It is all a matter of time--Sheila and I went to Ocracoke Island on our honeymoon in 1975, and spent a week scrambling to find food for each meal that would not be the death of us: but today towering hotels and designer restaurants closely dot the island landscape south of the federal horse pastures. Yorktown has much to look forward to!

r.w. dawson on October 7, 2013

I think if some had found it that would make the news. Some scattered pieces have been found that suggest that the report of buried treasure on the York River are true and they have even narrowed the search area to about a five square mile radius. But so far no one has found the mother load. The pirates used a big oak tree as a landmark and it is long gone and the shore line has shifted some so it's hard to pin point exactly. It is located where the river stopped being navigable for sea going ships of the 18th century.

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on October 8, 2013

"lode." "Shore line has shifted some," eh! Look you now, r.w., it is all fat chance. No pirates could have made it past the coney catchers of Hampton Roads with so much as half a doubloon. But you still have a chance with Publishers' Clearing House.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 2, 2013
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    by Douglas W. Reynolds,…
    • Taken on 2013/10/02 12:53:43
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash