For the Jeop­ardy File

Porthole Cruise Magazine - - The Insider -

Edgar Al­lan Poe lived in sev­eral cities along the Eastern seaboard, but he’s a per­ma­nent res­i­dent of Bal­ti­more, where he died in Oc­to­ber 1849. You can visit his grave at the gothic West­min­ster Hall Bury­ing Grounds, where ev­ery Jan­uary on Poe’s birth­day between 1949 and 2009, a mys­te­ri­ous stranger, known as the “Poe Toaster,” would leave a bot­tle of co­gnac and three red roses on his grave in the dead of night. For un­ex­plained rea­sons, the anony­mous toaster gave up the gig in 2010, to re­turn nev­er­more.

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