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Joining The Dots

I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato's own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.


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Mott, J.L.

Mr J.L. Mott, a retired Danish sea captain, provided the world with some amusement, before World War II, when he established the Empire of Atlantis and Lemuria on Thore (Atlantis), a small island in the Bahamas, together with a few islands in the Pacific (Lemuria). He produced his own banknotes and distinctive triangular stamps as well as an Atlantean flag. I wonder what Plato would have said! It seems that Mott also claimed to be a descendant of Leif Erikson.

JL MottCoincidentally, there was a J. L.Mott Ironworks in New York which designed and constructed an ornamental fountain in Shelbyville, Kentucky(b) and entitled it ‘Atlantis’!

A 1953 newspaper report(d) adds a few further details regarding Mott and his disappearance in 1934. Egerton Sykes appears to have unsuccessfully sought any additional information.

Recently I came across a site(a) which recounts the Mott story but adds an image and text where it refers to C. L. Matt!

Another site(c) also tells the Mott story, including his disappearance, this time, in 1940.

JL Mott2((()(a)   http://www.cinderellas.info/columns/Atlantis/index.html (link broken Nov. 2018)

(b) http://www.kaintuckeean.com/2010/03/no-destination-shelbyille-fountain.html

(c) http://www.linns.com/en/insights/us-stamps-and-postal-history/2015/11/1935-cover-keeps–mystery-of–lost-continent-of-atlantis-alive.html

(d) http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/131644173?searchTerm=Plato Atlantis&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

See Principality of Atlantis, Micropatrology