Friday, February 19, 2016

Hurricane Agnes, July 1972, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania USCG Flood Relief

 recently ran across this document copy in my service record, dated 27 June, 1972 from the OIC (Officer-In-Charge) of Townsend Inlet Station, Townsend Inlet, N.J. To Commander Coast Guard Group Cape May



I was the Senior Petty Officer on this mission.  Trailering the 17 footer (CG 17194) to Wilkes-Barre in response to request for CG assistance.  

This was quite an assignment for us  - The letter gives a daily account of where we were and what we were doing - - We were also involved in searching for Coffins from the Forty Fort Cemetery that had been swept away - -  

Below is the only photo of the CG 17194 from Townsend Inlet, that I can find,  this was a photo from a (Circa) 1972 full color 15 page USCG Recruiting pamphlet, with myself at wheel and another Petty Officer on ICW in front of Townsend Inlet Boat House - - 


Townsend I:O.jpg




Thursday, March 12, 2015

PLANE CRASH, MARCH 11, 2015


SEE "LAKEEXPO" PLANE CRASH ARTICLE  - - CLICK HERE

TOWBOAT SONAR SHOT,  PLANE UPSIDE DOWN IN 30ft WATER


TOWBOAT Captain & Diver, Tim McNitt being interviewed by Media  during recovery

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I have been VERY lax in posting this year on the "blog",  but working to get back up to speed - - Plan to begin playing "catch-up" so -  in the meantime - here is a short video about some of the things we have done in the past and recently - - -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Black Thunder Vs Shore - - Shore won - -


Two injured when boat runs aground;

See Lake Expo article HERE
This nice 32 foot, 1990 Black Thunder lays on her Starboard side,
Sunk in about 7 foot of water near shore early Saturday morning,  June 7
She suffered extensive hull damaged near keel line, mid-ships,
Starboard side.


Atlantis Dive (Tim McNItt) attaches air bags to
stern.
Now floating on air bags, she is pulled closer to shore
to complete rigging.
Due to extensive underwater damage, she could not be
Dewatered on scene, 3 more bags were added
and she was towed to Silver Sands Marina floating on the Lift Bags
At ramp @ Silver Sands,  she was trailered by
and turned over to PRO-BOAT Marine,
Sunrise Beach for holding and motor preservation