And this is the context for the one US poem of the bunch. Note that the little s. is no mentioned in the poem. P. "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >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. >http://home.comcast.net/~debee2/Maps/Chart_Rockport.jpg > >And the paragraphs below are from a diver's website. Note the danger. > >http://www.yellowtangsoftware.com/neadc/diveSites_capeann.html > >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).