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Old 09-05-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Here is some photos of Sitka, if you have any to add for those that haven't been there, feel free to post them.

The photos off "Harbor Mountain", is where during WWII there was a top secret Navy Radar system that looked out into the Gulf of Alaska, all that remains is a concrete foundation.

The view off the Bridge to the Airport, you can see a Coast Guard Cutter there (Black hull with red stripe and white bridge), that is where the Navy had a sea plane base during WWII and flew sorties out of there looking for the Japanese warships. The planes were mostly PBY's that could lower their landing gear in the water and taxi up a ramp to the hangers.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Madtown
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You have a couple of good 'framers' in this batch. Good work.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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You have a couple of good 'framers' in this batch. Good work.
Have Hi Res versions if you want any...
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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Very nice photos - makes the Catskills look like the South Bronx NY...

very nice
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Illinois, for now...
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Wow! Those Harbor Mountain shots are beautiful! I like the Sitka Sound one too...makes me miss Sitka though. Thanks again!
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Oh my God this place is awesome. Can't wait to retire so i can spend some time up there.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Madtown
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Pretty good kickoff there starlite. Good format, gives people a place to hang their photos. Hmmm. How about something really out of the way for the tourists, say, attu?
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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Here's a couple I took this summer.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Pretty good kickoff there starlite. Good format, gives people a place to hang their photos. Hmmm. How about something really out of the way for the tourists, say, attu?
I have some photos around somewhere that I would need to scan to post, there is a Coast Guard Loran Station there and I got to do a three day stint there in about 1974 when we changed out a Generator.

Lots of the WWII buildings still around there at that time. There was a bowling alley where you had to hand crank the pin setter, the roof was blown off and the alley was nothing even close to straight and level, it rolled right then left, it was fun to bowl though just to see if you could hit one pin, most were gutters. The guys with more time there knew how to spin the ball so it would get a pin or two fairly often...

One of the CG guys found a Japanese infantry boot on a ridge about then and a foot inside, was missing the rest of the outfit, they figured he was hit by a shell and that the boot was buried by the blast. Lot of fighting there when the U.S. took the island back.

Not the end of the world, but you can clearly see it from there...
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