The Digital Journalist
Michael Ponton and Rebecca Merlin sort through the few belongings they retrieved from their Burwell's Bay cottage. A wall of waves 8 to 15 feet high swept off the James River and destroyed their home and about 25 others. She had personal pictures a pair of shoes and her Bible to keep only. 20 Sept 03 (John H. Sheally II / The Virginian=Pilot)