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VIDEO! May 14 Arrival at Majuro

Posted by Keith on June 19, 2007 at 4:44 am  


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  1. Harold Coffman on June 24, 2007 7:09 pm

    Was very interested in Majuro. I was there twice in Oct. 1946 and again in Jan. 1947. I was serving aboard the U.S.S. Arequipa AF 31, a refridgerated cargo ship of the U.S. Navy. We brought supplies to a contingent of Army and/or Navy troops who were occuping the atoll. At that time I doubt there were a thousand natives on the islands. There was no hotel and the main street was nothing but a dirt road. Interesting how it has changed over the 60 years.

    We were anchored in the lagoon and decided to do a little shark fishing. Our carpenter’s mate made a hook about 8″ square out of a bronze brazing rod. Threw it with about a pouind of bacon over the side and went to the movie. After the movie he retrieved his hook, which was now about as straigt as it was before he formed it.

    He decided to make a new one out of steel and this time he harded the bends. Threw it over in the morning and by noon when we were able to check it out, he had a 10′ Mako shark. We were able to get it aboard and take pictures and then the chief cook butchered it. we had shark steaks for lunch the next day.

    Your trip sounds like a dream. Good Luck

    Harold

    HAROLD,

    Wow! Fortunately, we did not encounter any 10′ sharks while we were there. Thanks for following our adventure, and thanks especially for sharing yours.

    –Keith

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