Back to the Leelanau Peninsula, though I wanted to mention I just discovered that I passed my 3500th Livejournal entry back in August, and didn't notice it. Obviously I should hit the magic 3653 come January.
With the lighthouse well-explored we went out to the shoreline, which we could see had clearly receded in recent years, just like the water depths level chart and the question about the lighthouse moving implied. This has a good side since it means there's a lot of beachfront, although quite a bit of it is pretty rocky. I thought over in the distance I could see people walking out on a spit of land and bunny_hugger humored me by going out along it too. This had the marks of being some land that's only been above the waterline the past few years, or at least was a string of little islands until fairly lately.( Collapse )
We wandered out, managing to not forget his girlfriend's dress despite a false start, and down the neon-lit buildings of Front Street.
Trivia: The Board of Proprietors of West New Jersey (owners of all unclaimed land in the western half of the colony-then-state) have issued dividends --- granting warrants to land --- to Proprietors seven times, most recently in 1859. Source: New Jersey From Colony To State, 1609 - 1789, Richard P McCormick. (They still exist, having merged about fifteen years back with the Proprietor of East New Jersey at last.)
Currently Reading: Road to Revolution, Avrahm Yarmolinsky.