On Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:20:40 -0700, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>That's quite a respectable shot under the circumcises. However, they look
more like the Wet Salvages to me. Is DRY some kind of transformation of the
German DREI meaning 3?
The area has both the Little Salvages and the Dry Salvages. The Little
Salvages are generally submerged while the Dry Salvages are always "high and
dry" above high tide (well, not too high and not too dry, due to waves.)
Here is a nautical chart of the area showing the Dry Salvages to the east of
the Little Salvages.
And the paragraphs below are from a diver's website. Note the danger.
33 THE LITTLE SALVAGES
The Little Salvages are almost 3/4 mile east of the U.S. Coast Guard
maintained "aid-to-navigation" bell buoy (red...#2) on Avery Ledge. At low
tide the Little Salvages have very little water over them, with a 1/4-mile
long rocky outcropping being visible. Water depths all around this dive site
range from 15 to 20 feet. The Little Salvages boasts the remains...wreckage,
actually...of several ships including the recent U.S.S. Grouse (1963)
34 THE DRY SALVAGES
The Dry Salvages stand on the same submerged mesa as the Little Salvages. A
little over one mile east of Avery Ledge, the Dry Salvages is the top of a
granite hill the major portion of which is about 4 to 6 feet below sea
level. Around the perimeter of this dive site the water drops to 30 to 60
feet deep. The southern end boasts spectacular canyons and crevices. The
southern end is also the final resting place of the trawler "Racketeer" (1994).