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May 19, 2015

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Thomas Hume and its Dramatic Rediscovery


When the Thomas Hume did not make it back to Muskegon, Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume dispatched a mariner, Captain Seth Lee, to search for the vessel.
Not a single piece of wreckage was found. The seven crew members were presumed dead, and the company had to write off the disappearance as a $6000 loss as the ship was uninsured. Nevertheless, Hackley and Hume persisted in their search, even offering a large reward to anyone who could providing reliable information as to the whereabouts of the missing ship. The reward was never claimed. - -| Ancient Origins

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 19, 2015 11:59 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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How fascinating. The ship went down, stayed down, and was found.
My uncle Letsgo tells of a time back in Blue Island Illinois when a tornado came through. Blew the roof right off the chicken coop and that roof has never been found, to this very day!
Most of the chickens, being Bantams, survived the storm and only one was reported missing. Probably went the same place the roof did.
As for the bantam chickens, those little sumbitches are the living descendants of velociraptors. I wouldn't be messing with 'em. Limited use was made of them during wartime, and last year a permanent exhibit was unveiled at the Chicken Hall of Fame featuring the wartime works of my uncle and the Chicken Talkers.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 20, 2015 8:43 AM

3/4 of our estate fence was destroyed during hurricane Charlie in 2004 and 1 section was gone completely, to be found 3 blocks away while walking the dogs, in a vacant lot. I salvaged that missing section into a headboard for our bed which is still used today.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 20, 2015 1:50 PM

It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 21, 2015 12:18 AM

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