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Very Beautiful Picture!!!!!'



Fantastic shot

stunnning dolmen - looks like this huge rock was put there by the gods...


greetings, m°!°nika

Great atisitic and emotional impact! LIKE Best Greetings from Italy, Bea


Favorite 15 Like 70! Wow that is cool!

Hi Hnos GP Brothers!

Thank you for your votes L&F!

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

Beautiful image L+F! Happy 2015

I recognize that old hood. I've had to be under it more than I liked.

Capt. Phillips

Wow....this one takes me back. It took a team of 3 men to operate the railway. Myself, Nordin (the operator) and usually big Ray but sometimes Duane or Billy the raisin. With Nord at the controls (out of view in this pic) and one fella on the dockside upper walking plank and myself (more agile) making the leap to the outboard side walking plank (no railings)and if you missed was a long way down and your gonna get wet, we'd haul and launch up to 80' boats in and out of the water. Ai, I don't know if you noticed but there were also two other ways that came up out of the water and into the loft building to the right in this photo. They were wood skid ways. Once a hull was completed in the lofting building the line hold the cradle on the skid ways would be cut and the cradle would launch down the ways into the water where the hull would be tied up to the pier and finished out. BTW, both the boats in the background are Jensen boats build at this yard and lofted in that building on the right. The second boat from the left (with dingy on the back) was Nordin's personal boat. Capt. Larry Phillips

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


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