Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:58 pm

Back to Alaska !
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:03 pm

How cool is that?!?
More Pics Than You Have Time To Look AT
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:06 am

Relatives of Japanese soldiers who died on Attu during the World War II visited the memorial
on Engineer Hill. Japanese government chartered airplane from Anchorage for the one day visit.
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:39 pm

and life goes on...
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by renoun » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:22 pm

I just found a restored film about Attu from 1943 that might be interesting to anyone who has followed this thread.

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:13 pm

Thanks for the "Report from the Aleutians"
That chain of islands still occupies a special place in my memory bank :)

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by underwaterathlete » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:40 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:59 am

It has been a long time since I posted on my Memory line.
I just found on internet that Egabrag III, which was ship which carried me across the Pacific Ocean and was a part of my life for twelve years ended on the beach of Kamchatka peninsula. After it was sold to Alaskan fishing company in 1992, it worked out of Kodiak and then sold to a Russian company and continued in the fishery industry until storm and negligence ended finished off illustrious career. :(
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by oldsalt » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:04 am

Jan: I understand. I saw one of my ships, which I served on for 5 years, as a rotting hulk in Fiji. I watched online as another was sunk as a target by the Australian Air Force. That one was newly constructed when I reported aboard and we were enormously proud of it. Beyond just being your home at the time, your ship carries you across seas, carries you through many hazards, and supplies you with your shipmates. The end is much like a dying friend.
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Tangfish » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:14 am

I have only spent a few weeks at a time on particular boats, and even I get attached to them in those short times. I can only imagine what it's like for you, Jan, or as Curt says - spending that much time on a vessel. It is like parting ways with a dear friend, I'm sure. We are all dependents on the sea.

You honor the Egabrag III, Jan. Because of you we all know a little of her story, her journeys.

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:34 am

Maybe the attachment to boats/ships to some of us has to do that differs so much from our life on shore. Once the lines are cast off for long period of time, it is our home, our work place, and becomes a small world of its own. And if the experience is pleasant, memories are treasured. As Curt said when the ship becomes a hulk of rust or rut, we feel the loss, even if it is only a tool to cross body of water,
"The end is much like a dying friend".

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:26 pm

So yet another of ships of my life ended her life, this time flying the flag of Honduras. I found few articles in Honduran and Nicaraguan newspapers mentioning the demise of Capt. Francito which used to be once the Egabrag II. I lost track of her after she was sold in 1992 and only through the interned search I discovered that just recently she met her end in the Caribbean on May 25th, 2015. At least nobody died when she sunk to the bottom and hopefully provides habitat to fish and other marine life.
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Norris » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:42 pm

After reading this ENTIRE thread I also feel a loss for these two ships...

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:30 pm

It has been a while since I posted on my memory line.
I just found U-tube video somebody posted about the underwater habitat we put down in a quarry and I was a support diver on the last ewxperiment called Permon 4 back in 1967. Use your wild imagination and picture what it looked like, before the rust took over.:)
I am surprised that it is still watertight !
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WykoSJ45KDM

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by bradmond » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:46 am

Very interesting..thank you for sharing it with us.

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