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  1. jon hansen

    jon hansen

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    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
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    bill tripp
     


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  2. jon hansen

    jon hansen

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    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
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  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
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    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    My in-laws had an old picture on my mother in-law leaning against the railing of the Ticonderoga Steamboat as they rode her across lake Champaign when the Ticonderoga ran ferry runs from Vermont to New York. My in-laws were engaged to be married back then.
    45 years later, we went with them to the Shelburne Museum; my father in-law grew up in Shelburne. There was the Ticontaroga, sitting in the middle of their museum campus.[​IMG] So, we had to tour her and Linda talked her mother into finding the same spot on the railing and posing for the same shot.
    I'm sorry I don't have the pictures to post, but it was very sweet. They both reminisced about those days and that trip. My father in-law remembered watching her stream past as he fished from the rocks when he was a kid.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  4. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    756 posts, 408 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    Couldn't resist going off topic when I came across these in my image library. This eye candy s truly a "gold plater" custom 1939 Roll-Royce Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal Cabriolet highly customized for a flamboyant New York furrier. Shown in 2012 at the Greenwich Concours D'Elegance auto show.
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  5. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    756 posts, 408 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home


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  6. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
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    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    upload_2019-4-11_22-59-55.jpeg

    "the widow maker" 1974 930 turbo, had it for six weeks, i could not drive it slow. only one in town, they were looking for me :)
     


  7. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
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    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  8. PotomacDaysailer

    PotomacDaysailer

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    307 posts, 151 likes
    Seafarer 29
    US Oologah, OK
    From Wikipedia - "As the officer in charge of loading passengers into lifeboats on the port side, Lightoller strictly enforced the "women and children first" protocol, not allowing any male passengers to board the lifeboats unless they were needed as auxiliary seamen.[2][3] Lightoller stayed until the last, was sucked against a grate and held under water, but then was blown from the grate by a rush of warm air as a boiler exploded. He found refuge on an upturned collapsible boat with 30 others, showing his fellow survivors how to shift their weight to avoid being swamped, until their rescue at dawn.
    [...]
    Later, in retirement, he further distinguished himself in World War II, by providing and sailing as a volunteer on one of the "little ships" that played a part in the Dunkirk evacuation. Rather than allow his motoryacht to be requisitioned by the Admiralty, he sailed the vessel to Dunkirk personally and repatriated 127 British servicemen.[8]"

    The movie Dunkirk features a plot line inspired by the latter occurrence.
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  9. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
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    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    wow, cool boat
     


  10. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,237 posts, 683 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Former R.N. Admirals Barge. He also commanded a R.N. destroyer in W.W.1 sank a U-boat. Went to sea at 14 on tall ships. When you read the whole story you wonder how he crammed so much into one lifetime!
     


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  11. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  12. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    "low to the water, sleek, and beautiful"
     


  13. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,688 posts, 2,634 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    20190414_183931.jpg I'm in DC, visiting my son, on my way to FL. Saw this little schooner from the Georgetown ferry

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  14. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,237 posts, 683 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    A Yacht amongst the putt- putts!
     


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  15. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
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    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  16. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,237 posts, 683 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    What are those Jon? Not much freeboard!
     


  17. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  18. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  19. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    fife design michael
     


  20. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,237 posts, 683 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Seems to be so many more pretty East Coast boats than we have out west. Too modern/new out here I guess.
     




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