Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Deadman's Island

Shortly after the park was dedicated we saw a large bald eagle perched in the pine tree above the plaque. An animal tribute perhaps.

Jigs and I have another dog walking spot to show Ms Black. The paths in the Dingle park connect to a loop around Deadman's Island. The land for Deadman's was purchased by the city a few years ago when the property was up for development. Although there are no marked graves, the small island served as the cemetery for the naval station nearby. A number of U.S. prisoners are among the dead buried here and when the park declaration was made, a group from the Ohio Society of the War of 1812 came to the site to install a commemorative plaque. It impressed me that those lives were not forgotten even after a time span of two centuries.

Across a small stretch of water is Melville Island, the site of the old military base. The Armdale Yacht Club calls it home now.


Susan said...

I can't wait !! xo Ms Black

Susan said...

Where oh where are those cupcakes ?