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April 2015

Fire and Ice By Robert

Fire and Ice By Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Don’t get caught out in the cold this winter. Call in for a free battery check, no appointment necessary. Our thorough testing includes checking the charging system, voltage output, charging rate of the battery and available cold cranking amps will indicate whether a battery failure is imminent or not. Your car battery is the only power source used for getting your car started and faulty batteries are one of the main reasons for breakdown calls. Industry sources say that one in ten vehicle batteries are poised to fail and a sudden drop in temperature will be sure to kill that weak battery. 24 Albemarle Tradewinds April 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

The Museum of the Albemarle holds in its collections artifacts from all different time periods, whether they are donated by individuals and institutions or recovered from archaeological excavations. The Museum currently has on display artifacts from several underwater archaeological excavations. In 2007, a dive team headed by Philip Madre located the remains of the Civil War gunboat CSS Appomattox in the Pasquotank River near South Mills. Working under a permit from the Department of Cultural Resource’s Underwater Archaeology Branch, the dive team recovered Civil War era artifacts such as musket percussion caps and friction primers. A silver plated spoon engraved with the name “J. Skerritt” was also recovered. The Confederate steamer was scuttled by its own crew in February 1862 in attempt to escape Union navy ships after the battle of Elizabeth City. Most of the crew, including Seaman James Skerritt, returned to service aboard the ironclad CSS Virginia. The Estelle Randall was a 112-foot vessel built in 1898 by the William E. Woodall Company in Baltimore, Maryland. The ship was once described as “one of the largest and most significant passenger and freight steamers in North Carolina.” The Farmers’ and Merchants’ Line of Currituck County, North Carolina purchased the ship in 1909. It was then converted to a steam ship that travelled routes from Norfolk, Virginia to Elizabeth City, and Columbia, North Carolina carrying cargo, mail, and passengers. On the night of January 17, 1910, the Estelle Randall was consumed by fire while docked at a wharf in Columbia. An engine oil cup, relief valve, and a wick holder from a kerosene lantern can be seen on display. VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTS Visit the Museum of the Albemarle to learn more about these and other underwater archaeology sites. By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle Heart of Art Production is looking for all actors and non-actors for an upcoming summer production. We need praise dancers, male and female ages 5 yr and older. NGI-TRANSPLANTS produces greenhouse-grown organic vegetable transplants and flowers. Crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper, bell peppers, watermelons, okra and several varieties of flowers. Transplants are also prepared per customer demand of any crop. Plants are 3-5 inches tall in 18- count trays for $10 per tray, or in 24-count trays for $12 per tray. Flowers can also be available in 6” pots for $3 each. Large contract orders are also available. Order online at https://www. NGI-TRANSPLANTS.COM Contacts Phone: 252-331-0358 / 252 334 7000 Fax: 252-331-2117 Email: info@ngi-transplants.com For more information please call 252-455-7305 or 252-312-4582. Experience not required! facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds April 2015 25