Here we have Bill and Dick at Coney Island on their 1914 cross country adventure. You can see Bill in the earlier post "Bill and Dick's Excellent Adventure" in Washington D.C. 

Now, it's time for a sing-a-long. Pitch pipe please. Does everybody know the tune? Okay, sing along.
In the sea, in the sea, 
To our knees in the sea.
You and I, you and I, 
Barely wet we will be.

When those waves come a rollin' in 
We will sink or swim 
And if we are lucky
Find a honey.

Over and over
We'll try every day.
By the end of the week
Once again on our way.

I love to be inside the sea,
Beside the sea,
Beside the seaside,
By the beautiful sea.

Bill and Ted in the sea_tatteredandlost
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With apologies to Harold Atteridge and Harry Carroll who composed the original By the Beautiful Sea in 1914 for the musical "For Me and My Gal".


  1. Perhaps they were lifeguards because I think that is a whistle around their necks.

  2. I'm more inclined to think it a cross after reading the journal with these shots. The actual journal entry for this photo is dated May 17th, 1914:

    Had a long sleep getting up 11 A.M. After breakfast took the elevated train for Coney Island. Had a swim and visited the various attractions. An immense crowd here and stayed all evening arriving hotel 3 A.M. pretty tired. Coney is O.K. and we are going back again.

    According to the next journal entries it doesn't look like they made it back to Coney Island.