Monday, August 06, 2007

Ghost bikes of Lake Erie

You've probably heard of the ghost ships of Lake Erie. Those are the freighters and ore ships that disappeared mysteriously (and some not so mysterious). This week-end we saw some ghost bikes encrusted with zebra mussels and seaweed and gunk. Well, now that a scuba diver retrieved them off our dock I suppose they don't qualify as ghosts anymore, but they were still pretty creepy. I'm guessing some 12 year old in 1977 rode this one a little too fast and had to swim back home.

      "The Master of all [bikes] is now in command
      The course is charted to that promised land;
      Not a sound breaks the silence in the pale moonlight
      on those Phantom [Bikes] that pass in the night."
      [from Phantom Ships that Pass in the Night by Lyle A. Myers]


Simon said...

There's a piece of history on everything. Nice photo.

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

That bike looks just like the my first bike (circ 1977) only mine was bright green. Ghost bikes indeed!