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Old 07-07-2011, 07:57 AM   #61
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RE: Weather for the 4th..Looks questionable

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*Ooh! Like the classic woodie. ... And what the heck is that boat (?) in the fifth picture?
*It is a real classic woodie, a vintage navy minesweeper..*

Several have been converted to beautiful yachts with stainless steel and bronze main engines and bronze windlasses and anchors.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:06 AM   #62
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RE: Weather for the 4th..Looks questionable

That minesweeper has been there at least a dozen years. I've never seen it move, never seen anyone on it.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #63
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RE: Weather for the 4th..Looks questionable

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That minesweeper has been there at least a dozen years. I've never seen it move, never seen anyone on it.
*My brother-in-law was the captain of a mine sweeper.* He said it was an easy job because any ship can be a mine sweeper once.* He lived to tell about it, died a natural death,*and was buried at sea.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #64
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FlyWright wrote:That minesweeper has been there at least a dozen years. I've never seen it move, never seen anyone on it.
*It might have come home to die. Fulton shipyard in Antioch built a couple of MSOs (which that appears to be) as well as other coastal minesweepers during WW2.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:46 AM   #65
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I took a few random photos while there.
*I like the look of the woodie slicing through the waves.* The Coot ungracefully "shoves" the water aside.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:38 AM   #66
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Mark, She may shove the water aside but she does it like a man on a mission nothing is gonna stop her.

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