Wow-nostalgia-I remember my first boat job as a mate on a charter
boat out of New Smyrna Beach-we had an RDF,and had just gotten Loran A, charts
with all the TD lines on them-the old guy I worked for just ignored it all, we rode
for an hour or so and he hit the same rock formation offshore
time. We always caught fish!
We had a plotter, scroll type fish
finder, with the vibrating needle, all the new guys were keeping charts
, writing lat/long or TD intersections on them. We had a whole drawer full of old bottom charts like that.
In eastern NC when I was a kid, we went to the store and got a coke, (8 oz bottle!) and aspirin (in the south they sold aspirin powdered in little was paper packets), you were supposed to get a buzz.
As far as the Allman Brothers-they were from New Smyrna and began life as the Allman Joys, when they were about 16-17. They played the Daytone Beach Pier-my first major experience with the opposite sex was under that pier to the sound of the Allman Joys!
Life was good!