HEAR YE...HEAR YE... SHIPS AHOY!!!
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My days are swifter than a post...they pass away as the swift ships.
Job 9: 25-26
This is a scanned print that I shot with my Canon T 60 film camera on June 8, 1995...The gentleman on this picture was 83 years old at the time and he was a Historian and Tour Guide of a Railroad Depot Museum.... He regaled the tourists with anecdotes of railroad stories and seafaring tales ..
He had an array of framed photographs on the walls to which he pointed out facts of interest.. Suddenly he stopped in the middle of one of his stories to yell very loudly through the foghorn..."HEAR YE....HEAR YE... SHIPS AHOY." I caught that deafening sound bite through this shot and in my ears.
I remember he ushered us through the gift shop before we left where there were racks of tee shirts, post cards, and other mementos, amongst which he showed us a perfectly woven basket made by orioles building a nest and a rare small statue of liberty holding both the torch and a Bible.
I just found this old photo today with notes that I had written about it and it brought back memories I had almost forgotten about. I doubt the elderly man in this picture is still living as he would be 100 years old if he were still alive today.
Update: I am correcting myself...It is a megaphone this man is hollering through.
A foghorn, is a horn for sounding warning signals in fog or darkness, used especially on ships, buoys, and coastal installations. 2. A booming, insistent voice. I had written it as a foghorn in my notes in 1995...(Wrong word.)
A megaphone which he is using is a funnel-shaped device used to direct and amplify the voice. It has taken me 17 years to find and correct my mistake:) However, both the foghorn and megaphone are loud and booming..
Thank you so much Heather (JanElle) for the courtesy of the spotlight..
Thank you also JPG for the honor of featuring this photograph in the blog..
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