Fort Fisher

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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, June 8, 2015

In Search of the "Local Character," John Potter-- Part 5: "77 PBRs in One Night"

Continued from May.  To catch up on all of the entries, go to Potter John in the labels.

John Potter now admits that he made the fake photo of the CSS Georgia which is in the process of being raised near Savannah.

From the April 16, 2015, Chicago Tribune "Civil War photo said to be a fake" by Mitch Weiss and Russ Bynum, AP.

Potter, now 50, lives alone in a cluttered one-story house in North Carolina.  He once owned a Savannah antiques store and provided props for movies filming in the area.  For awhile, he was maintenance man for the lighthouse and museum on Tybee Island where he spent his nights drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon at Huc-a-Poos.  I have some confusion as to whether it is Huck-a-Poos or Huc-a-Poos.  Evidently, there is no "k".

There is a mock police mug shot of him with the words "Tybee Record -- 77 PBRs in one night."

I had culture shock when I transferred from Northern Illinois to University of Georgia for junior year.  At NIU, Old Milwaukee cost 99 cents a six pack.  Beer in Athens was a lot higher (CONSIDERABLY) and the cheapest was Pabst Blue Ribbon at $1.99.  Most of the rest was at least $3.  Needless to say, I soon learned how to drink, and enjoy, PBR.

PBR Me, ASAP.  --RoadDog


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