Posted By Old Guard2 on 09 Apr 2013 06:25 AM
Welcome Aboard PolarBill, happy to have you. Anything you want to contribute, some of the best stories are the older ones. We would love it if you shared.
I see you are in Oregon... We lived in Roseburg for a while. We are going back next month for a funeral. Not looking forward to the funeral but I am looking forward to being back in the PacNW. My son is currently stationed in Seattle on the Midgett.
Roseburg is nice there along the Umpqua.
Here's a story - your son is on the Midgett in Seattle - I was on another 378, the Munro, out of Seattle in 1973-76, that's where I made chief. About 10 years ago I was visiting Mazatlan and there's the Munro tied up at the Captain of the Port dock - I talked with a couple of the crew and they were complaining about what an old tub it was. Nearly new when I was aboard.
I wasn't looking for ships, the best seafood restaurant in Mazatlan, Mariscos La Puntilla is right there.