Friday, June 13, 2014

TOMBSTONE & GRAVE OF CAPTAIN GEORGE RICHARDSON - Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME

Today's tombstone is an old one (almost 192 years old).  The Captain was only 27 years old when he died in 1822.  One wonders how he died.  Did he die naturally or was it as a result of his captaining a boat or a ship?  These and other interesting thoughts go through one's mind when in a cemetery.  These thoughts include: What did he look like?  Where did he live?  What were his philosophical views? and many more.  The Captain also has a foot stone which marks his grave.  It looks as if the tombstone might be partially underground.

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