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Jamie Benitez
Jamie Benitez • 3 years ago

A simple dark rock lies in the local cemetery that tells a story. In 1867, A resident awoke from a nightmare in which she saw the schooner Juliet Tilden cast upon a deserted sandbar. It was a newer schooner, heading out on only its second journey. Still, Sam Perkins must have felt some foreboding the night before it sailed. He went down to the rocks by the harbor and carved his initials there. He told his father that if he didn’t come home this was to be his gravestone. He never came back.

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