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'Island of the Blue Dolphins' cave found


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#1    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

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For more than 20 years, Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz searched for that cave. It was believed to be home to the island's most famous inhabitant, a Native American woman who survived on the island for 18 years, abandoned and alone, and became the inspiration for "Island of the Blue Dolphins," one of the 20th century's most popular novels for young readers.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Good story, I would hate to have to survive like that for 18 years.  She must of been lonely.  Hope they have found the cave.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

I loved that book.  Actually ran away from home to live on an island.  (Lived on the southern coast of Maine at the time so it wasn't far)

Realized that the "fun" of living on an island wasn't worth the swim in the Feb waters off Maine.

Also realized - no dolphins.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

So cool! I loved that book too!


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 02 November 2012 - 06:43 PM, said:

I loved that book.  Actually ran away from home to live on an island.  (Lived on the southern coast of Maine at the time so it wasn't far)

Realized that the "fun" of living on an island wasn't worth the swim in the Feb waters off Maine.

Also realized - no dolphins.

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Never read the book. Sounds intriguing though.

Did you say there were no dolphins?


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

View Postpallidin, on 02 November 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:

Never read the book. Sounds intriguing though.

Did you say there were no dolphins?

None on the southern coast of Maine where I was.  :)

Really great book.  I read it when I was very young.  One of the first books that really got to me emotionally.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:24 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 02 November 2012 - 07:49 PM, said:

One of the first books that really got to me emotionally.

What are else? Just curious.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

Love the story. Just recently read it again. Amazing how she survived all those years.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Wow what a great story. GO NAVY





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