26. The Lady in Black of Georges Island

There are lots of ladies who wear lots of colors, and Melanie Lanier was one of them. Known now as The Lady in Black, Melanie is part newlywed, part pirate, and all ghost; She also would have been a super-inspirational folkhero that we’d celebrate the heck out of if she hadn’t been so squarely on the side of the Confederacy. Ah, well.

This is the story of The Lady in Black of Georges Island. Come for the ghost, stay for the endless power of furious Georges, being quiet quitted by our sponsor, some islands being in the water, Australia, but for people named George, cannons: the surface-to-air missiles of the 19th century, and why Patrick’s family won’t pee in the yard.

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