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Old 05-06-2012, 09:13   #46
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

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Why did you fight them off?
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A good pirate always knows how much "booty" he can handle aboard ship, eh atoll?
Perhaps they had too much beam and top hamper for the barge
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:21   #47
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

'Thar she blows'--article be damned--theres a movie here!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:23   #48
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Re: atoll's adventure,offshore in a canal barge!!!

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If you liked those have a look at this video of the "little ships" that helped save the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk in WWII.

About 1:18 on the clip is what appears to be Charles Lightoller's yacht Sundowner. Lightoller as some will recall had been second officer of the ill-fated Titanic. Lightoller made at least one round trip to Dunkirk with her to pick soldiers up and evacuate them back to England.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:29   #49
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

@ astrid you mean this one?
we saw it at teddinton lock on its way down!
here is a better picture
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

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@ astrid you mean this one?
we saw it at teddinton lock on its way down!
here is a better picture
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

Looked again, and it is the white job at about 1:10-1:18. The number of portholes and spacing is correct, at least. Here is a link to the Sundowner:

The Return Of CH Lightoller :: A Reincarnation Story

and another with a photo of her off Dunkirk during the evacuation.

http://www.dover-kent.co.uk/people/lightoller.htm
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puuuuurrty!!!!
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Re: atoll's adventure,offshore in a canal barge!!!

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About 1:18 on the clip is what appears to be Charles Lightoller's yacht Sundowner. Lightoller as some will recall had been second officer of the ill-fated Titanic. Lightoller made at least one round trip to Dunkirk with her to pick soldiers up and evacuate them back to England.

Couple of links to "Sundowner", pretty impressive history
Dunkirk Little Ships – The Queen’s Pageant | Classic Boat Magazine

Sundowner | Association of Dunkirk Little Ships
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

here are a few more at teddington of that group of little ships
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

"Looked again, and it is the white job at about 1:10-1:18. The number of portholes and spacing is correct, at least. Here is a link to the Sundowner:

The Return Of CH Lightoller :: A Reincarnation Story

and another with a photo of her off Dunkirk during the evacuation.

http://www.dover-kent.co.uk/people/lightoller.htm "

Talk about resiliency and bravery...Lightoller was some hero!!!
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

and a few more,sorry if there are repeats,my crew took lots more as i was on the helm trying to avoid the melee!
but will see if i can get hold of his shots tommorow
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

It has been so long since I've last been to London, I was still using a film camera. I noticed the Tower Bridge in your pictures, here is my scanned picture during a break from the North Sea, 1999.
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Re: Atoll's Adventure, Offshore in a Canal Barge!

You guys are great!! I wish I had taken pics over the years! but just never thought about it then !! to busy raisen kids and keeping our boat(home) up and going LOL I think in my old age I may take up photo takeing!! I sure enjoy the pics ya guys show as Ive seen some it myself and wish I had the photos to help my memorys !!
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You guys are great!! I wish I had taken pics over the years! but just never thought about it then !! to busy raisen kids and keeping our boat(home) up and going LOL I think in my old age I may take up photo takeing!! I sure enjoy the pics ya guys show as Ive seen some it myself and wish I had the photos to help my memorys !!
I'm like you Bob, most all of my travels were sans camera. Typically my month off from the North Sea, I would just travel on my own without a camera. That picture was taken when I had a lady friend join me for that month off, so had my Minolta 35mm. The ladyfriend, Denise........
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AHHH bob wheres the OTHER PICS !! LOL
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