Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Is A Little Girl Entombed In Lusk Lock?

 According to the book "Elkrun Township" by Bea Westover, there may be a little girl entombed in Lusk Lock.  According to the story, a man named Michael Lusk was employed to help in the building of the Lock 27.  Married, he, his wife and daughter, little three year old Margaret, lived in Elkton while the lock was being built.  However, it is said the Mrs. Lusk hated it here.  She was desperate to go home to England.  One day, Michael came home from a hard day of work, and found his little daughter alone.  His wife was gone and never came back.  Not knowing what to do, he started out with a babysitter, but little Margaret cried all day long for her father.  He ended up having to take her with him to work.  Little Margaret became very ill and died a short time later.  The workers at the lock had become very fond of her, so she was entombed in the lock to honor her.
 The Location of the tomb is supposed to be at the top of the right stair case.
When I went out there over this past weekend, I was hoping to find some sign that she might be there.
At the top of the stairs, hidden by leaves was an inscription.  It is very faded and hard to read.  It could be an inscription for her.  We plan to go back out with some tinfoil this weekend and see if we can read it.
The number 28 is fairly visible, but not much else.
We will let you know what we find!

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