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At random: Beeman Center at Sub Base Pearl Harbor was named for Arthur C Beeman, PhMC aboard the USS AMBERJACK (SS-219) on 4-Feb-43 - He was killed while the sub was engaged in a in gun action with a Japanese ammo ship..
As Luck would have it.
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Sewer Pipe Snipe
Posted 2017-08-11 2:09 PM (#84652)
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Subject: As Luck would have it.

My brother took a cruise up the Erie Canal from Rhode Island to I think Chicago. Included was a stop at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. He isn't subs, served on USS Sperry, but he toured Cobia because I told him he had too. As luck would have it, there were two Sub officers along on the cruise. One a Nuke, the other a Diesel. To make a long story short, one of the officers is married to Captain Becker's daughter Gail. I now have a Cobia "T" shirt signed by Gail Becker. If that isn't some kind of coincidence, I don't know what is. He said she was quite proud to sign it, as it was her first requested autograph. 
fortyrod
Posted 2017-08-12 3:45 AM (#84656 - in reply to #84652)
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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

Sewer Pipe Snipe - 2017-08-11 2:09 PM

My brother took a cruise up the Erie Canal from Rhode Island to I think Chicago. 


Nice story Walt, but when did they change the canal? Last I knew it went across New York
mike652
Posted 2017-08-12 4:31 AM (#84657 - in reply to #84656)
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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

fortyrod - 2017-08-12 6:45 AM

Nice story Walt, but when did they change the canal? Last I knew it went across New York

I thought it shut down a hundred years ago and much of it was filled in.
Ralph Luther
Posted 2017-08-12 4:37 AM (#84658 - in reply to #84652)
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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

Cruise from Rhode Island to Chicago via the Erie Canal? Could be done, I suppose, but a strange route.
Having cruised the Erie Canal with my parents back in the '50's it was very slow going and not very interesting.

Edited by Ralph Luther 2017-08-12 4:39 AM
PaulR
Posted 2017-08-12 5:25 AM (#84659 - in reply to #84658)


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http://www.greatlakescruising.com/bssa/erie-canal-great-lakes.php
mike652
Posted 2017-08-12 5:53 AM (#84660 - in reply to #84659)
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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

I was thinking the original Erie, not the new one.
Sewer Pipe Snipe
Posted 2017-08-12 5:58 AM (#84661 - in reply to #84652)
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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

Now let me see, if I was a pinger I could fire a salvo. However, I will cut you all some slack. The cruise was great, only problem was no laundry. However they were dealing with a guy that in younger years canoed the Thousand Islands and drove to Alaska in the early sixties. Walked the Union Canal from Bernville to Reading, Hiked the Appalachian trail. So the sink got used correctly. Yes it only accesses certain parts of the canal. However, at all of the stops there is something to do. Plus pastries, sticky buns included, 24 hours a day. He hasn't commented on losing any weight.
GaryKC
Posted 2017-08-12 6:23 AM (#84662 - in reply to #84652)


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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

Folks, truth and facts no longer exist in the United States, lies matter, the people have spoken.



Edited by GaryKC 2017-08-12 7:07 AM
Runner485
Posted 2017-08-12 7:49 AM (#84663 - in reply to #84662)


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Come on Gary, what's next. Finish the damn horror story....I got goosebumps waiting for the ending!!!
Runner485
Posted 2017-08-12 7:53 AM (#84664 - in reply to #84660)


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As an interesting side note. The Erie canal was finished on time and UNDER budget. It was built by hand power. We can't even build the 2nd ave subway in 40-50 years, with power driven drill moles etc...We're always running out of money.
I wonder what the difference was back then and now, besides power equipment.
Doc Gardner
Posted 2017-08-12 6:43 PM (#84669 - in reply to #84664)


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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

Runner485 - 2017-08-12 9:53 AM


As an interesting side note. The Erie canal was finished on time and UNDER budget. It was built by hand power. We can't even build the 2nd ave subway in 40-50 years, with power driven drill moles etc...We're always running out of money.
I wonder what the difference was back then and now, besides power equipment.


ALGEBRA
Back to my cave

Thomas Courtien
Posted 2017-08-12 9:26 PM (#84670 - in reply to #84652)


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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

Back in July, we were vacationing in Canada, along the shore of Lake Erie west of Buffalo and saw a small cruise ship out on the lake heading toward Buffalo.

I wondered if they were going to visit the Navy Display in Buffalo:

"The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is a museum on the shore of Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York. It is home to several decommissioned US Naval vessels, including the Cleveland-class cruiser USS Little Rock, the Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivans, and the submarine USS Croaker. Along with the ships, there are a variety of smaller vehicles, vessels, and aircraft on display at the park"


rover177
Posted 2017-08-12 11:10 PM (#84674 - in reply to #84652)
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Subject: RE: As Luck would have it.

Love the story - what a play on words.
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