Friday, July 05, 2013

Spar Island Claimed for King George



BEE IT KNOWNE VNTO ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS IVLY.5.2013 BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND IN THE NAME OF HIS MAIESTY KING GEORGE OF ENGLAND AND HIS SVCCESSORS FOREVER, I TAKE POSSESSION OF THIS KINGDOME WHOSE KING AND PEOPLE FREELY RESIGNE THEIR RIGHT AND TITLE IN THE WHOLE LAND VNTO HIS MAIESTIEES KEEPEING.

NOW NAMED BY ME AN TO BEE KNOWNE TO ALL MEN AS SPAR ISLAND.

TILLER. EXTENSION.#1


13 comments:

MYCSunfish Fleet said...

Be careful, the last time the British landed a small boat in Rhode Island the residents put the boat to the Torch. Oh wait, that's happening again only this time the boat is the Torch putting it to the Rhode Islanders.

Tillerman said...

I've not yet seen a Torch. Have you? Is it just a figment of Grandpa Bruce's imagination?

Baydog said...

Wait, isn't that dude American by now?

/Pam said...

Are you still the Commodore of Spar Island Yacht Club?

Dave in Assonet said...

Build a Flo's Clamshack on it!!

Tillerman said...

Dave, you may know the history of Spar Island better than I do. Somebody told Tillerwoman that many years ago there used to be some kind of shack on Spar Island selling drinks and snacks. Probably a good place for the local teenagers who had access to a boat to go and drink beer?

Tillerman said...

Yes. I was elected unanimously yesterday to another 10 year term.

Tillerman said...

No. Still 100% British.

Dave in Assonet said...

The remains of the pilings for the shack are visible at low tide on the East side of "Little Spar".

Covnitkepr1 said...

Love your blog, the young lady singing(should have been at an Indiana game tho)...your thoughts on America(altho I'm not a Michelle fan at all).

Its not hard to see that your an all around sports fan, but that your heart is into sailing.

I write a blog which I have entitled “Accordingtothebook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it. I’m your newest follower.

Tillerman said...

Ahah. We landed on the big island, and the sand spit connecting the two was already under water. I will have to see if I can find those pilings on my next visit.

torrid said...

Reminds me of a similar island near where I used to sail. I was told during The Depression it had an, ahem, "establishment" located on it. It was only accessible at low tide. That way you could drive out, wait for the tide to come in, and then do your "business" without being bothered.

Tillerman said...

Spar Island is a little more extreme. It's only accessible by boat and pretty much disappears altogether at high tide. Whatever kind of "business" you had in mind at low tide, you might get a little wet.

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