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Old 11-14-2006, 08:29 AM   #1221
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Is it a diagram of a Periscope?
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:50 PM   #1222
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It is neither one.

Since it's been a couple of days, and Alix got the closest, I'll declare Alix the winner. Post something up!

Here's what it is: This is a template that shows the actual hull diameter/size of the first submarine, the H. L. Hunley, to successfully sink an enemy ship in combat, the U.S.S. Housatonic.

I was in Charleston for this past weekend and fulfilled a 6-year dream to visit the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on the old naval base and see the Hunley. She was discovered in 1970, but wasn't raised until 2000. All of the original crew members were still aboard, and many mysteries were solved, while many still are unsolved. Seeing this piece of history was one of the most important things to me that I hadn't done yet, so I was *very* excited. You aren't allowed to take pictures up on the catwalk around the boat, but suffice it to say I was awestruck.

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Here's a shot of her after she was raised before she was transported to the WLCC.



And in the tank before the excavation:

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Old 11-14-2006, 07:52 PM   #1223
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Oh. My. Gosh. It was that TEENY?????

OK phinz, I will go hunt up a good one for you.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:58 PM   #1224
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Yes, it was that small. They had 8 men in there. 5 died the first time it sank. 8 died, including its inventor, the second time it sank. The third time the crew died after sinking the Housatonic. They found them all in their positions, so there was no panic. One of the mysteries is if she sank, or if she was waiting on the bottom for the mayhem to settle down a bit and they all fell asleep from oxygen deprivation and suffocated.

I also made it to Magnolia Cemetery, where all three crews are interred, right after we left the WLCC.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:57 PM   #1225
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OK, this one might be easy...or not.

What is this a picture of and WHERE is it?
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:06 PM   #1226
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Is the man or thing depicted BIG FOOT?
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:09 PM   #1227
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You're warm Reanie.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:17 PM   #1228
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I think I have it ...Stock Photo of Mural on side of Pub, near Sasquatch Provincial Park, Harrison Hot Springs, BC????
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:19 PM   #1229
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Yep, now you be nice to us Reanie.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:22 PM   #1230
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I will try to be ... I need time to get the photo uploaded - will post tomorrow am - Thanks Alix for a job well done -Great pic - only luck solved it - lol
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