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Old 07-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by angus99 View Post

We often used an auxilliary channel marker near the entrance to that slough, usually as a reaching mark, when racing out of Privateer. (in fact, it's just out of the frame in my avatar.) .
Angus, that auxiliary channel is marked on the charts. It is the channel used when the old Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant was operating. The plant supplied TNT for explosives during WWII, Korean, and Vietnam wars. The pump house point referred to was the dock and pump house the tow boats tied to. They brought in toluene, one of the Ts in TNT, to be pumped up to the plant a good distance away. That area is used regularly in course racing at PYC.
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