Saturday, February 24, 2018

S.S. Daniel J. Morrell

Dwight Boyer, Ships and Men of the Great Lakes , Dodd, Mead & Co, 1977
Lakers SS Bethlehem, Edward Y. Townsend and the Daniel J. Morrell rest at Cleveland during a steel workers strike. 
The Edward Y. Townsend and the Daniel J. Morrell were making the last run of 1966 when they were caught in a late November storm. Fighting 20 foot waves and 70 mph winds, the Daniel J. Morrell broke in half and sank. Only one crew member survived out of twenty nine, being rescued from a life raft about 14 hrs later. 
During the same storm the Edward Y. Townsend suffered a crack in her deck which caused the end of the ship's career. Two years later, having been sold for scrap and while being towed to Spain, ran into a heavy storm off Newfoundland and sank. 
The SS Bethlehem was retired in 1974, then scrapped in Spain. 

Temperance and beer

Remember, beer is the best Temperance drink in the world...

Laverda 750 SF

Friday, February 23, 2018

More Udet Flamingo, The first Glider Tow

Armand van Ishoven, Messerschmitt, Gentry Books 1975

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Avro Arrow remains

I missed the 59th anniversary of the end of the Arrow program two days ago but here are pictures of the largest pieces remaining of the destroyed planes taken at the Canadian Aviation and Space museum in Ottawa. The wings and fuselage are not from the same aircraft. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Yacht Christina

Aristotle Onassis bought the Canadian frigate HMCS Stormont as she was retired after WW2. The stomont had served in Atlantic convoy duty from 1943 to 1945.
After an expensive rebuilding and conversion in Germany,  she was renamed Christina after Onassis's daughter. At the time this was one of the largest yachts in the world. After Onassis died in 1975, his daughter inherited the yacht. It is still afloat today.

Deutz Diesel F1L 514

Views from the Instruction Book.

Air Force Review

Udet Flamingo

The Flamingo was a popular acrobatic biplane designed by Hans Hermann built in Germany in the mid twenties. About 200 were built by various companies and in several countries.
Armand van Ishoven, Messerschmitt, Gentry Books 1975

Monday, February 19, 2018

Parlour-Observation Coach

 An unusual bus by the American Car and Foundry Company, year unknown.