Summer - Fall 2012 PHOTOS . . .

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MoMM1/c Bud Case PT168, BMC Frank Webber USS Colorado BB45, CAPT Earl Manint USS Essex CV9, ENCS Carl Akin, SKCS Mike Hyde, ENCM Bob Barnett, Toby McClary Grand Ronde Council, Bob Alton, Jim Mitchell and Jerry Gilmartin on way to St. Helens July 13-15

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Maury Hooper and Frank Lesage
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Jerry Gilmartin with captain Lowell Gillespie and Warrior Point lighthouse in background
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Our two skippers Chuck Kellogg with Lowell Gillespie at the helm
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The sternwheeler entering port at St. Helens
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Crew salutes as we enter port at St. Helens
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The Friday night fireworks display

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On Sand Island
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Bob Alton coming aboard with a long group of visitors following
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AFMM/LCI713 crew aboard SSS Reliant ferrying across the Columbia river to the festival awards dinner. L-R Back row: Larry and Elizabeth Baumann, Jerry Gilmartin, Rick Holmes. Front row: Tom Barnett LCI-728 WW2 and Bev Barnett. The AFMM shared a display tent with PT658 during the festival

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One of the PT tables
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Jason Lobo with the ladies from the pirate vessel
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Wally Boerger et al

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Portland Water Spectacular troupe
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Joe Kessi with Jaden and Isabella at helm on way back to Swan Island

PT658 returning from St. Helens on the Columbia photographed from a small plane by Gerhard Paasche
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Our skipper Dick Ackroyd for trip back from Milwaukie Daze
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.On our way
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Madison Weiss at the helm ... but it is hard to see where we are going. Our Skipper to Milwaukie Daze in background is Lowell Gillespie

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Passing the Sternwheeler downtown

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At the dock in Milwaukie
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l A long line waiting for tour of boat
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Molly and Jason goofing off
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Fireworks Saturday night
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Ron Hoyt with Bill Weaver in background .
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Two gals from the Blueback sub with Chuck Kellogg at our brief stop at OMSI

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Docked at OMSI until a path can be cleared
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Parting of the kayaks and swimmers for our pass through to Swan Island
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PT in the middle of 'Big Float'
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Bob Alton with guests at the jeep & torpedo display at Lake Oswego
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'Bubba' from the engine room with our skipper Dick Ackroyd
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Bill Weaver with Frank Lesage ready to depart
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Bill with new 'original' radar mast acquired from PT Boats Inc

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DUKW with PT boat behind at Lake Oswego dock on the Willamette

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Tour group in the wardroom
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The car show at Rodgers Park (in 3D red-l,blue-r)
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l Portland Spirit passing on our way home
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Ross Island
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On our way downtown for National Historic Registry announcement
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CDR Nicholas White our Naval Reserve Base host supervising our docking at Fire Dept dock

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Downtown Portland in background .
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Bill Weaver starting things going
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CDR White speaking
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l Frank Lesage at the podium
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Architect describing future plans
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Bob Alton talking about donors

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Some of the attendees
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CDR White with Dick Sleeter and Chuck Kellogg.
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The group touring boat
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Frank Lesage with wife Joanne at the helm on the way back
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Larry Trukositz and Lonnie Gilbertson of Gilbertson Machine Shop with custom made stainless mount for rocket launching Mark 8 reflector sight

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l Sight with mounting on bridge
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YNC Tammy Jacobs with son at the helm

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CDR Nicholas White swears in YNC Tammy Jacobs for new tour of duty on the PT boat 9-22-2012.

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CDR White with Tammy and her family
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Liz Ware daughter of Packard Chief Marine Engineer during war
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Group from Iron Workers Union 29 installing crane they refurbished
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3rd year apprentice group of Pacific Northwest Ironworkers working on pier and cradle

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Campbell Crane hooking up for us

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The 40mm being removed to the barge
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The boat leaving to enter the cradle
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The cradle going in the water with the Vigor 100 ton crane
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The boat coming out of the water ... it weighs a little over 50 tons at this point

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Getting ready to be placed on the barge
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Back at the pier
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Our 3 captains Lowell Gillespie, Clark Caffall and Richard Morris