I live near Lake Erie, my wife and I were walking the beach the other day after a 3 day northeaster. I began to notice there were alot of small pieces of coal laying around the beach. You probably could fill a bushel basket in the 3 miles we walked. I was thinking what an interesting way to get fuel for the stove I have if you needed to find something to burn. This stuff probably fell off the ships that used to burn it for fuel a hundred years ago. Has anyone else noticed coal lying around in odd areas, maybe old railroad beds, or closed up mines?