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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, November 15, 2019 9:27 PM

https://goo.gl/maps/i6xhtGqVN6BpvFTn6  

I lit up the link Timz provided, it'll give you an photo map of the general area.  Reduce and scroll it up, and it looks like the location of David's photo is the cut through Stony Point State Park.  It lines up perfectly with the curve to the left and the view of Bear Mountain.

Thanks again Timz!

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:50 AM

54light15

And then there's West Point- You have to do a football game there at some point in your life! The game is almost besides the point with all the high-end tailgate parties there on game days. Marquee tents! Professionally catered! Even live bands- Why bother going to Michie stadium with all that going on? But I digress...

 
The Big House is quite impressive but I would prefer Annapolis.  Go Navy!
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:01 AM

As an old Marine I have to go with Mr. Hegewisch!  GO NAVY!   

But I will say this much, the West Point museum is a stunner!  Not to be missed if you're in the area!

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Posted by BigJim on Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:39 PM

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BigJim

You may do well to go to the NYCHS https://nycshs.org/, scroll way down to find where you can order the book "Know Thy Mohawks". Good Luck!

PS - Be advised that the book is not out yet.

Absolutely perfect. Just the sort of thing I was looking for. Gonna try and get this as soon as I possibly can. Thank you. 
 

My copy came in the mail Saturday. If you don't already have yours, it should arrive soon.

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:15 PM

BigJim
My copy came in the mail Saturday.

Please give us a review, even if short, when you can.

I'm hoping there is more, and better, technical content in this than in 'Know Thy Niagaras'.

(Incidentally, Hugh Guillaume commented a couple of days ago that a copy of 'Know Thy Hudsons' just sold on eBay for $595!)

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Posted by BigJim on Monday, December 2, 2019 7:39 AM

Might be a while before I can get to reading. Flipping through, it looks to be about the same as his other books.

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Posted by 54light15 on Monday, December 2, 2019 10:27 PM

To the both of you who were rooting for Navy and Annapolis, when my ship was in drydock in Philly we could get into the 1976 Army-Navy game for free, being as we were in the Navy. Had to wear our dress uniforms to get in. We had a few beverages of an adult nature and smoked some exotic herbal cigarettes. We rooted for Army! Don't remember much of the game but I guess we had a good time. We didn't get thrown out of the stadium, I do remember that much. Fun times! 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:46 AM

54light15

To the both of you who were rooting for Navy and Annapolis, when my ship was in drydock in Philly we could get into the 1976 Army-Navy game for free, being as we were in the Navy. Had to wear our dress uniforms to get in. We had a few beverages of an adult nature and smoked some exotic herbal cigarettes. We rooted for Army! Don't remember much of the game but I guess we had a good time. We didn't get thrown out of the stadium, I do remember that much. Fun times! 

 
And what happened when you returned to your duty station and your loyalties (?) at the Army-Navy game were found out?
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:25 PM

54light15

To the both of you who were rooting for Navy and Annapolis, when my ship was in drydock in Philly we could get into the 1976 Army-Navy game for free, being as we were in the Navy. Had to wear our dress uniforms to get in. We had a few beverages of an adult nature and smoked some exotic herbal cigarettes. We rooted for Army! Don't remember much of the game but I guess we had a good time. We didn't get thrown out of the stadium, I do remember that much. Fun times! 

 

Rooting for Army?  Good thing your skipper wasn't this guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3uHe_7jG2M  

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Posted by BigJim on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:05 AM

Overmod
Please give us a review, even if short, when you can.
I'm hoping there is more, and better, technical content in this than in 'Know Thy Niagaras'.


Well, that didn't take long. I'm going to say that this book will be more to the liking of those who like photos. Sorry Overmod, your wishes were left at the station.

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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:10 PM

Nah, our captain was more like this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjZqz6STK0 

Trouble? We didn't have any more than we were normally in. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:26 PM

Stop me if you've heard this one...

A young ensign reports on board his first ship and sees the executive officer.  "Sir," he asks, "What's the captain like?

The exec answers "Well, have you seen Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh?"

"Yes sir."

"How about Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg?"

Yes sir."

"And Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab?"  Now the kid's starting to sweat...

"My God sir, What'll I do?"

"Aw, you and the skipper'll get along fine!  He loves old movies too!"  Laugh

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