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Ahhh the backside of ole Rommel (think Desert Fox). I drove this old Dodge Powerwagon more times than I care to admit...bullet holes and all. It had a PTO (Power Take Off) wench on the front that I could but a trailer ball on in order to use the truck to move boat trailers around the yard. As I mentioned in another post Nordin Jensen purchased this truck at the U.S. Naval Yard on Bainbridge Island (across from Seattle) just after WWII. We made a number of cannon's in the machine shop there at Jensen's Shipyard during the slow winter months and used to load up a 3 footer in the back of this ole truck and load up the black powder and patch followed by left over twinkies and HoHo's stuffed down the barrel. I then would back Rommel up to the travel lift slot and light the fuse. Kabang!! The seagulls would feast on the goodies blasted over the water from this cannon only to poo all over the yachts parked next door at Shipyard Cove. Who knew?
Capt. Larry Phillips

A little history on what is depicted in this shot. What your looking at is the tool room adjoining the lofting house at Albert Jensen & Sons (locally known as Jensen's Shipyard)at the south end of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State. Albert built this yard back in 1910 and was run by one of his son's (Nordin Jensen)until his death in Oct. of 2010. His only child Jerri (his daughter) and son in law Mike now run the yard. Unfortunately the lofting house along with the marine railway in the foreground are now gone. I worked for Nordin through the 90's until I moved my family to the east coast in 97. I and my family returned in 2011 to find that the yard now is used for haul outs and dock rentals only. No services or repair are available any longer, other than DIY, at this over 100 year old family owned and operated boatyard. It's a pretty special place. Capt. Larry Phillips

Very nice perspective and bridge - Kind regards – Christos

Hello, Aldo, thanks for your kind comment and LIKE 8. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Years. All the best, Joe

Now this became a historical photo....

I only have photo from the old times when we did not have digital camera.

I take this photo among my favorites.

Cheers, barbara

Thanks for the visit Jean and Tony!

Cheers, Barbara

Very beautiful twilight photo. Greetings!

Really an impressive angle, super photo! Hello from Athens.

What a beautiful monochrome photo!!! Best regards from Athens to be... But I just ask myself for what reason these eggs are exposed here??? :-)

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