New PDF release: Great Gold Swindle of Lubec, Maine, The

By Ronald Pesha,Ron Pesha

In 1897, a stranger named Reverend Prescott Jernegan arrived in Lubec and made a daring declare: he may possibly extract gold from seawater. to take action, he used so-called accumulators of electrically charged rods in iron pots. Fooling many, he really concealed the gold underneath a wharf within the Bay of Fundy in the course of the evening. He and his associate, Charles Fisher, preached with fervent enthusiasm as they outfitted their manufacturing unit and inspired inspections, which reversed doubters to grasping high-stakes traders. hundreds and hundreds of workers sped up manufacturing facility enlargement until eventually July 1897, whilst Jernegan and Fisher fled. even if citizens of Lubec tried civil and felony motion, either males relocated, and fantasies of gold wealth flowed away. Relive the buzz, unhappiness and anger of turn-of-the-century Mainers during this number of bills concerning the Lubec gold hoax.

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