Not a great picture. And, of course, the camera adds 100 pounds. Also, note what the stantions holding the chain fence are made from!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
More Dead White Men
Seems in my recent travels I keep coming across interesting dead guys I did not know where there. In Newport it was Benedict Arnold's family. Recently my wife and I were in New York City (was asked to give a talk at the American Yacht Club in Rye - a terrific place and they put on a heck of an event) and we ended up in the cemetery at Trinity Church in Manhattan. Unbeknownst to me, Captain James Lawrence of "Don't give up the ship!" fame is buried here. Since I am mired in the War of 1812 these days (more on the new book later) I got a particular kick out of this.