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          “The Green Run Graveyard”


            The village at Green Run dates back to the 1830’s, but the date of the first interment is unknown as the graveyard was not associated with any church and therefore no records exist. The earliest folks living there were farmers, market hunters and fishermen, later it grew when the Green Run Life Saving Station was constructed (1875-1921), supplying jobs as well as Capt. Scott’s Ocean Beach Hotel (1869-1894) about a half mile away. Capt. Scott was her father.

            Around forty years ago the park service had an archaeological mapping of the site done. Using steel probes, they located 17 un-marked graves. As late as 1941 the markers, carved with initials and birth/death dates were still there. These hand carved cedar markers and footboards were stolen in the early sixties. A video of the graveyard (showing the markers) featuring R.E Wimbrow exists but neither the park service nor the TV station can find it. The graves are located on some high ground not disturbed by tidal action and protected by a grove of holly trees.    In 1971 park employees built a split rail fence around the graveyard but after 53 years only a few sections are still upright.

Emma’s stone marker (1874) was the last interment. It was stone rather than wood as her father was wealthy. Emma was only 16 when she married Jesse Truitt, who married her sister when she drown shortly after the wedding. Supposedly (word of mouth), after being knocked overboard by the boom of the schooner “Fairfield” on the trip over from Public Landing. Another story has her and Jesse on their own boat when this happened.



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3 hours ago, allen sklar said:

Wow, what a shame to see, another one  washed up . Sad to see but great photography Allen to see these up close and really see the size of it and the detail. Thank you for sharing you photos. 

(*member formerly known as 'Charlie Nester')

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There is quite abit of discussion to why these whales are dying...(there are more up and down the NE coast).... lets not turn this thread into that.


That link works for me Mike, it just to Allen's page where he posts pictures.  smug bug i believe is the hosting site. 

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