Going once, going twice...
By Debbi Swaim
June 10, 2005
Mr. Kiffer, Great article. I too have fond memories of the PBY
and Grumman Gooses. Mine are of them flying from Ketchikan to
Annette, as well as, watching them empty "camp" (Thorne
Bay) for the 4th of July shut-down and then bring it back to
life after the holiday! At the time I was a little girl sitting
on the bank waiting for the planes to fly over camp just to see
them floating in the bay circling waiting to load or unload.
They always looked to be sinking to me and I was facinated when
my mother would take us to sit on the dock (out of the way) and
watch as the pilot jumped out of the sliding window, not before
someone had helped position the tires for the pontoon!
What fun and great memories.
Thank you for the article and I would also buy a ticket for a
Ketchikan, AK - USA
once, going twice......" by Dave Kiffer - File this
under "if money were no object."
I spend way too much time on internet auction sites, trolling
about for cool stuff. And stuff relating to Ketchikan's history
is always the coolest. - More...
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