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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Week in Charleston S.C. #2 PATRIOTS POINT (TOUR OF SUBMARINE SS-343)

 From Lancaster,Ohio to Charleston S.C.

     While in Charleston S.C. we spent one day at Patriots Point and explored The USS Clamagore ( SS-343 ) & the USS Yorktown. This was my first time inside a submarine:

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The CLAMAGORE (SS-43) was built as a Balao-class submarine by Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Commissioned too late to see action in World War II, CLAMAGORE would serve the next 30 years during the Cold War. In 1948, CLAMAGORE underwent GUPPY II conversion to improve underwater performance. GUPPY was the term used by the Navy for its Greater Underwater Propulsion Program. READ MORE ALL ABOARD

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Complement: 8 officers, 72 enlisted

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I wish I had gone on a diet like Linda.

sub4 DISPLACEMENT 1,975 TONS. Length: 322 ft 5 in (98 m)

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Propulsion: four 5400 hp diesel engines; four 2740 hp (2.0 MW) electric motors; two propellers

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Speed: 17.2 knots (31.85 km/h) surface; 14.5 knots (26.85 km/h) submerged (30 minutes)

SUB8  Range: 15,900 nm (29,400 km) at 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h) on surface

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, at the mouth of the Cooper River on the Charleston Harbor, across from Charleston, SC.

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Next a photo from Wikipedia  CIRCA 1948

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Short video clip walking through the USS Clamagore Submarine docked at Patriots Point, Charleston, South Carolina. CLICK on above photo

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Monday, March 14, 2011

A Week In Charleston S.C. #1

FROM LANCASTER,OHIO TO CHARLESTON S.C.

Just back from Charleston S.C. and had a great time. Stopped in Seagrove N.C. on the way down and visited several pottery shops. We actually stayed in Mount Pleasant S.C. while we checked out Boone Hall Plantation, Middleton Place, Historic Charleston,Fort Sumter,Fort Moultrie,and the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier. As you may know I’m always interested in food so let’s start with:

framedshripgrits CLICK on the photo to find out “what good food & good living is like in the Low Country.” Above; is my photo but their INSTRUCKSHUNS. A different world; The Gullah Geechee food and culture.

DSC_0593 Click on photo for YouTube presentation of Gullah culture…For THATS MY WORLD & WATERY WEDNESDAY a few photos from Breach Inlet (separates Sullivan’s Island from Isle Of Palm)

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flowerstopby AND MAKE SURE TO VISIT:

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Frost On The Deck For Watery Wednesday

THE FROST HAS MELTED AND THE SUN IS OUT IN LANCASTER,OHIO. THE TORNADO YESTERDAY WAS A LITTLE NORTH OF US AND SO FAR NO PROBLEMS WITH FLOODING.

Frost is the solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air. It is formed when solid surfaces are cooled to below the dew point of the adjacent air as well as below the freezing point of water. CLICK to read more.

The first few photos were taken on the back deck of my house this morning 3/01/2011

framedfrost  "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."  Robert Frost

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"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself."  Robert Frost

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"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.” R.F.

frost3  "I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed." R.F.

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"Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who  think they talk sense." R.F. (LOL)

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"Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. " R.H.

JOETODDSAYS210 Not all decks are created equal

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“Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m). It is famous for its dangerously erratic weather, and long held the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth's surface, 231 mph (372 km/h) (or 103 m/s), on the afternoon of April 12, 1934.” WIKIPEDIA

todddeck Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit Watery Wednesday.. In this photo the far horizon is the reflection of the sun off the Atlantic Ocean and yes it was cold.

WateryWed2c  and a special thanks to Mr. Frost. Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.

My wife Linda gave me a “heads up” this morning about the ice crystals.