How Pigeon Point Got Its Name

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Postby Grover1 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:47 am

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Postby Hersh » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:44 am

Interesting story. I've heard of that kind of thing before with naming a place after a wrecked ship. Empire, Michigan is named after a ship called the Empire State that grounded there. Rumor has it that the people didn't used to be a friendly as they are now and used to use lanterns to confuse ships and run them aground so they could plunder the cargo.
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Postby epona » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:06 am

Mike people are still looting goods. Think about what happened two years ago in New Orleans.

It was most likely a common practice to salvage, plunder, steal goods from shipwrecks. I would image depending on where you lived in the world you make a good living this way.

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