LXXXVII – Turner Marine Day IV

Tuesday November 11th, 2014

poppyToday is Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day here in the U.S. I take this opportunity to thank all those who serve, have served and or sacrificed serving our countries. My Grandfather’s brother Emory Clayton Wright was killed in 1917 in World War I.

Yesterday we rented a car for the week. We rented a mid sized vehicle like a Snotta. We were delighted to find out we were upgraded to a right out of the box 2015 Suburban. This vehicle will be helpful taking the bowsprit to the machine shop and picking up insulation and panels for the refrigeration rebuild. It is a black tinted window beast that looks like FBI or Secret Service. I have the sunglasses, I had to search thrift shops most of the morning to find a dark blue suit to get in character. The Snotta was much nicer to park but this beast is very comfortable. They are available at McQuarrie Motors in Espanola and Gore Bay.

You may or may not remember that I pounded the dock at Hoppies back on the Mississippi. There is a slight deviation in the bowsprit that I hope I can get straightened without weakening the unit.

In keeping with the day we visited the Battleship Park in Mobile. I was impressed with the machinery related to the large gun turrets and feeding them with shells and explosive.



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