Sunday, March 1, 2009

101 Ways, Part 72: Lost on Look-Out Shoal

For a brief intro to the "101 Ways to Say 'Died'" series, click here.

Here's another from From Slate to Marble (picture available at Cape Cod Gravestones):

Memoriae Sacrum
of Mr. Simeon Smith
who was lost on look-out shoals
Lat. 34. Lon 77. Feb. 3rd
1818 AEt. 21 Ys. 3 Ms. 
The dear & lovely youth,
In peaceful silence lies,
His soul we trust has fled,
To joys beyond the skies.
Why when for him we mourn,
Or call him from that rest,
Where peace and love doth reign,
With Christ forever blest.
E. D. Winslow, Brewster [$12.50]

Note: I can't see the "$12.50" in Blachowicz' photo, but Cape Cod Gravestones says it is there.

I looked up 34 degrees latitude, 77 degrees longitude on Google Maps. I doubt there's anything named "look-out shoal" there — it's in the middle of some very high mountains in Northern India:

I had a little more luck with 34, -77, which is off the coast of North Carolina: