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Rotund & Retired om the beach at Ocean Shores, Washington

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watcherinthewoods- That's the reason they cut the top of it off and buried it to start with... People were getting hurt, but that's the people's problem. I found a coupla chunks recently (check the date of message), so it's maintaining a presence

So long ago....but, Thanks!

And this is the response! I'll bet he was surprised...with his environment crusher in the back

Umm thanks, but...voted for what?

You can tell the USS Independence was built in Brooklyn, NY. The shipyard was inside of the Brooklyn Bridge on the east river and the bridge was too low to sail the carrier under it as shown here. The solution was to build the mast with a hinge at the flight deck and a loop in the attached cabling so they could swing it down when needed without having to unbuild it. See how the superstructure is open the whole length of the mast? I believe the Kitty Hawk had the same deal, but I'm don' member.

I visited the site and played at the falls just before Sgt Shoichi Yokoi, a WWII japanese soldier, was captured a few hundred feet up from the falls. o_0 mind...this was in 1971

Six years later....Thanks!

It's called a red-winged Blackbird...and its pretty common in the PacNorwest, near swamps and stuff. Loves cattails...

Thanks MiiK for the update. It is a shame that the two replacements are not available for viewing. - Cheers

I still have some stickers in a box somewhere.

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