Sunday, June 22, 2008

Three Rocks


N WIND 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE SOUTHERN WATERS. WIND WAVES 2 FT. SW SWELL 5 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

Three Rocks, located near the mouth Salmon River…
Has a long history of native inhabitation and associated legends…
The Neschensney tribe told of a ship wrecked in the river long ago…
Tales of strange men, buried treasure and murder...
Bits of wreckage found in a shell mound…
Along with non-native 2 skeletons…
One of them 8-feet tall...
According to the legend the ship…
Described as "a monstrous canoe with wings"…
Entered the mouth of the Salmon River and wrecked…
The legend tells of three men, one a giant black…
Left behind to guard valuables from the wreck…
The others left on foot never heard from again...
The three lived among the Neschensney…
The African worshipped as a god…
But the native later killed all three men…
Their remains within the shell mound…
Reportedly show evidence of violent deaths…
One of the leg bones shattered…
A two inch bone spearhead found…
Lodged at the base of one skull…
A large stone embedded in the skull of another…
Other artifacts of the shell midden included…
A broken iron receptacle…
A whale bone war club…
And a crude stone pestle.
Two different galleons disappeared without a trace...
The San Antonio in 1603 and the San Francisco Xavier in 1707…
These galleons carried gold ingots and cotton cloth…
And the already famed cakes of white and yellow wax…
The San Francisco Xavier is thought to be the legendary "winged canoe"…
That wrecked at the base of Neakahnie cliffs…
Do the bones of the lost San Antonio lie…
Beneath the shifting sands of the Salmon River?

1 comments:

gary said...

Let's grab your metal detector and my paddleboard and get out there a'digging!!