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Three Sisters Rock

Three Sisters Rock
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, 28-135 IS f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-25 5:52
Viewed: 6965
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Three Sisters, variously known as the Three Sisters Islands and the Three Sisters Island, are three rocky islands in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., west of the Key Bridge. They represent the farthest point navigable by larger boats.

Various legends are associated with the Three Sisters. In one, three Roman Catholic nuns drowned in the river, which spewed them back as the three islands.

Another legend tells of three Algonquin sisters who were trying to escape a pursuing chieftain and tried to swim across the river; they drowned and were turned into the rocky islets by the Great Spirit. This legend was crafted by Native Americans to warn children of the deceptively calm Potomac River currents.

The Three Sisters are probably best known as the site of the proposed Three Sisters Bridge, which would have carried Interstate 266 across the river between the District of Columbia and Arlington County, Virginia. The highway and bridge were canceled due to community opposition in 1972 after cadres of the S.D.S. (Students for a Democratic Society) rented canoes at Jack's Boat House, invaded the Islands, and destroyed bridge construction materials. Compare Know Nothing Party invasion of Washington Monument grounds 1854.


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What a nice scenery you have captured.
Thanks for sharing

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