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Old 10-10-2011, 11:45 AM   #41
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It's an N3N-3, a trainer made by the Government Aircraft Factory. I believe it is the only plane, or at least the only successful plane, made by the US government itself. Made prior to WWII it was used by the Navy as a primary trainer both on wheels and on floats like this one.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:45 AM   #42
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#3 Squirrel Cove, #4 Squirrel Cove Government dock, #5 Pender Harbour and # 6 Refuge Cove.
Ok I give up where is two? My photos #1 Dodd Narrows from the south, #2 Dodd Narrows from the north, #3 Prideaux Haven, #4 Squirrel Cove, #5 Von Dunop and #6 Chrome Island.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:53 AM   #43
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#2 is from the same place as this photo.
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No idea, but I love the looks of the float plane.
*I think you can see it if you go to Hospital Bay in Pender Harbour.* And I believe its an N3N.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:11 PM   #45
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No idea, but I love the looks of the float plane.
*I think you can see it if you go to Hospital Bay in Pender Harbour.* And I believe its an N3N.

Yes, it is. It's an N3N-3.* I'm told it that it can still fly.* Judging by some small print on the plane, I think it's owned by a sort of historical association.* It's kept in a ramshackle hangar on the dock (to the left in the photo) and is rolled out on a railcar to a small derrick which launches and retrieves it.* We dinghied around from where we were anchored Garden Bay to see it but there was nobody around so I couldn't learn much about this particular plane's history.
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The story is here:

http://www.canadianflight.org/conten...on-and-his-n3n
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I might as well keep it going.* These shouldn't be too difficult.


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Old 10-10-2011, 05:26 PM   #48
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Here's 3 more - I'll give up that they're all in the vicinity of Desolation Sound.

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#1 Refuge Cove, #2 Pendrell Sound..?, and #3 Roscoe Bay
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #50
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First one is Refuge Cove. Don't know about the second one, but is the third one by chance Roscoe Bay? Not been in there yet but it looks intriguing in photos and on the chart.
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No idea, but I love the looks of the float plane.
*I think you can see it if you go to Hospital Bay in Pender Harbour.* And I believe its an N3N.

Yes, it is. It's an N3N-3.*...

*Did a bit of research.* Several hundred were made.* One was used in Hitchcock's North by Northwest to buzz the hero. ...* Anyone out there have a TBF?

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Old 10-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #52
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A good friend of mine had a TBF for several years. He's since sold it.
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#2 was behind Elworthy Island on the south side of Waddington Channel. There's room for four or maybe five boats as long as they stern tie to the island. And yes, Refuge Cove and Roscoe Bay. We loved Roscoe Bay - the entrance likely keeps a lot of people out but it doesn't need to.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #54
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Before we get too far away from them, the photos I posted on page three are (after the Seal Cove floatplane base photo), Active Pass in the Gulf Islands, the LeConte Glacier near Petersburg, and Silva Bay on Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands.

The photos of the little*weatherbeaten, beached floathouse and our GB rafted with a sailboat are both from Grace Harbor in Desolation Sound.


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Shhhhhh..........thats a secret, beautiful anchorage with a great swimming lake!
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Ray--- I haven't been there since I was a wee kid living in Sausalito, but is your first photo by chance Angel Island?
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Ray--- I haven't been there since I was a wee kid living in Sausalito, but is your first photo by chance Angel Island?
*Haven't yet figured out what picture you're referring to, but the northeast end of Angel Island is the landform on the left of this photo.



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Marin, you got it! The first photo is Ayala Cove on the north side of Angel Island. Richmond is in the background. The second?

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Marin, you got it! The first photo is Ayala Cove on the north side of Angel Island. Richmond is in the background. The second?

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*That's easy for me.* That's the lighthouse complex on the Brothers betwixt San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.



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That's right, Mark. You captured your image from the west side of the island. The Brothers is about 1,000 feet west of Point San Pablo and defines the ancient western boundary of the Sacramento River trace during the last Ice Age. The water depth between the island and Pt. San Pablo exceeds 130 feet. Pretty darn deep for a bay that averages 15 feet! The ancient trace of the Sacramento River also ran between Angel Island and Point Tiburon; Raccoon Strait. The water depth in Raccoon Strait is up to 170 feet.
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