I don't know about you, but when I stumble upon something like this abandoned boat, I conjure up all sorts of stories and fantasies. Seeing as this photo was taken in the south, well, I'm sure there were hundreds of stories like the one I just dreamed up.
I live about an hour from Dresden, Ontario which is the end of the underground railroad and location of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
One of these days, when we're over there, I'll take some pictures and show you too.
I hope if there ever was a young girl named Rosie that she made it to freedom and that she never had to endure such treatment.
If I had been in that situation, could I have been brave enough to run?
This poor old skiff was awash and left abandoned in Fort Gates, where the ferry and fish camp are located. It made for nice picture taking, but when my mind wanders, well....
The patterns and designs are fascinating!
You can see the framework under water. How many years before it sinks or the bits and pieces just slip away?
Did this once sturdy vessel carry a young woman bound for freedom, dogs and blood thirsty men pounding after her. Did she hide it right here and catch the ferry or did a charitable person scoop her into their wagon headed for the safety of the north?
I just hope so!
All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.