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Old Point Comfort

Old Point Comfort is at the extreme tip of the Virginia peninsula. They are waiting for the fleet. From the scribbled numbers in the upper right corner it would seem that the date is 22nd Feb. 1909, which may help in answering: what fleet having done what?

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maybe cuba,they[the U.S.A.]had a couple of wars going,we the brits had our own/dom
 

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I've now looked it up Dom. (Should have done that before I posted). It was the day the "Great white fleet" returned from a cir***navigation begun 16th Dec 1907, done on the order of "Teddy" Roosevelt who wanted to display American might. The weather could have been of a more celebratory character. Regards, Stein.
 

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The lighthouse at Old Point Comfort is still standing and maitained in excellent condition, I will have to dig my pictures out of that place,mine are 1981 vintage.
John.
 

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The photo is taken from the Hotel Chamberlin, a large resort hotel that dominated the waterfront until it burned in 1920.
The nightboats of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company (Old Bay Line) and other Chesapeake Bay nightlines utilized the pier on their way to and from Norfolk.
The upkeep of the wharf was the responsibility of the US Army Corps of Engineers and they condemned it and then dismantled it in the fall of 1960, a year before the Old Bay Line discontinued passenger service.
The 'Mobjack' of the Old Dominion Line provide local passenger and freight services out of Norfolk for many years. Fortunately, Mobjack Pale Ale is brewed by the Old Dominion Brewing Co., an apt, if coincidental, reminder of the Line and its steamboat.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4305/p150a.jpg

Bruce
 

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The ship or the cars look a bit incongruous in your linked picture Bruce, strange really. Strange also to recognize the true shape of the pier there, which somehow gets lost in the jumble above.
Things wooden rot, which is okay but for the replacements. Regards, Stein.
 

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The "Old Point Comfort" is located on a old army post named Fort Monroe in Virginia,it was was once a school for coast artillery. One can look across the water of Chesapeake bay and see Norfolk Virginia about two miles away. Bruce the Chamberlain hotel was re-built and I have stayed in the place many times when stationed there,the place needs to re-built again as it is beginning to get shoddy and seedy.

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John, I was stationed at Fort Story, Virginia, for a short time in 1960.
Managed to take a sailing to Norfolk on the Old Bay Line before it closed, but by that time the wharf was not in use.

Bruce
 

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