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 oldsalt » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:59 pm

The "Thousand Mile War" by Bryan Garfield is a great account of the little known war in the Aleutians.
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:51 am

Something little different :)
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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:52 pm

Curt, yes, it was February 1986 when I first visited Attu. I fell in love with that island
even when it was under the blanket of snow. Too bad that it is now out of my reach,
I would sure love to dive there. Loran station is closed, I don't even know if there is
anybody living there now...
For now, back to warmer climate - testing out stuff in California ...

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by oldsalt » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:06 pm

Jan: Are the dates on this last posting right? I have never been to Attu in the winter, but I agree it is a beautiful place. Amazing wildlife, especially migrating birds and numerous artifacts from WWII littered the island. I also have not dived it. I'm game if you can arrange it.
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:17 pm

From the topics to the cold north. Alaska in February.
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:40 pm

Another year begins...
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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 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:42 pm

Thank YOU Sitkadiver for the link to the Hawke story. Brings back memories to details I already forgot...
I think that this is what makes me keep adding to the Memory Lane (line).
I am also getting e-mails from people who are not divers, but visited or were part of something I was involved in
and they were part of too, so maybe it is not a total waste of my time. . :)

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by sitkadiver » Wed May 23, 2012 1:21 pm

Jan,

What an amazing photo to have Graham Hawke, Dr. Earle(Mrs. Hawke at the time) and Phil Nuytten together.

Your photo got me to thinking about some of Hawke's designs, so I looked him up on wikipedia. And guess what? The R/V Egabrag is noted for having a reporter on board and getting a great quote from Mr. Hawke. I'll let you read it for yourself:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Hawkes

Phil Nuytten, in addition to being famous for his Nuyt suits is also an incredible historian and has compiled a comprehensive history of the Aqua Lung.

Thanks again for sharing your story - this thread never fails to amaze me.
I do not believe in taking unnecesary risks, but a life without risk is not worth living.
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Re: Down the memory line

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Re: Down the memory line

Post by Jan K » Tue May 22, 2012 10:20 pm

It came time to dry-dock the Egabrag II and Fiji was chosen and I got to go there to keep an eye on it.
Unfortunately sometimes and somewhere during our moves my binder with all the slides was lost
and all I got are faded small color prints to which the times are not kind :(
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Re: Down the memory line

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