Daily Archives: January 31, 2013

mystery of the stone pyramids

stone pyramids # 3556

stone pyramids # 3556

On January 12, 2013, I was at Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) Park on the shore of Lake Ontario shooting some interesting ice patterns in the water.  I was there about 2 hours and as I was leaving I saw a gentleman building these stone pyramids about 30-40 yards from the shore.  He had on heavy waders and the water was probably 3-4 feet deep.  The water is near freezing at this time of year so this could not have been an easy task.  This shot is looking North just before sunset.  The man left before I had a chance to ask about them but my theory is that they may be a tribute to the two first responders that were killed on Christmas Eve last year not far from this site.  That tragedy made national news.

I went back to this location the next day with my 70-300 mm lens and got some tighter shots of each of the pyramids.  One thing I noticed was that one of the pyramids has what appears to be a note on one of the rocks just above the water line.  It can be clearly seen in one of the photos below.  This part of the park is not well attended during the Winter except by folks who live in the area or fishermen so I’m not really sure how many people saw these.  Two days later they were gone, except for the very bottom layers, probably due to high winds and very rough waters.  I returned every day for a week after to see if the note washed ashore but I never found it.  Two week later this is all iced in for about 50-75 yards from shore so my guess is the note is committed to the deep.

stone pyramid # 3563

stone pyramid # 3563

stone pyramid with note # 3574

stone pyramid with note # 3574