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    Was in San Diego on vacation just a few weeks ago. Again, I decided to pass on visiting Julian, but went on the USS Midway which is now open for tours. The $15.00 admission doesn't seem high after you've been up and down the ship.

    Then there's the Star Of India which is part of a 4 ship tour that includes the HMS Surprise where Master And Commander was filmed. I didn't see it this time having done so two years ago, but the admission has been raised to $12.00 from $8.00. (I had just seen the movie before traveling there).

    I didn't see it, but there's now a Russian Submarine open for tours.


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    Tom: Had the pleasure of touring the Midway last December. Hope you liked the static A-6 Intruder on the flight deck. My old bird, decked out just as I flew her much of the time. In the future there will be an A-6 Ready Room open for your enjoyment. Don't think that's quite accomplished yet. My carrier was the Kittyhawk, now the oldest in the fleet and the only non-nuclear carrier. Some bigger than Midway but smaller by some than the newest ships. I was especially impressed by the Volunteers and guides on the ship. The ones I met were all old retired carrier types. Mike

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    Tom: Had the pleasure of touring the Midway last December. Hope you liked the static A-6 Intruder on the flight deck. My old bird, decked out just as I flew her much of the time. In the future there will be an A-6 Ready Room open for your enjoyment. Don't think that's quite accomplished yet. My carrier was the Kittyhawk, now the oldest in the fleet and the only non-nuclear carrier. Some bigger than Midway but smaller by some than the newest ships. I was especially impressed by the Volunteers and guides on the ship. The ones I met were all old retired carrier types. Mike
    Yeah, the guide who took us up onto the bridge and control room was a former officer on that same ship as was at least one other. I probably took a photo of that Intruder as I was taking many of the planes on the flight deck. I've yet to get the film developed.


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    Perhaps it was more clear to others than to me, Tom, that you might be asking the question, "Could a boat be a Ghost Town"? Well, just in case you ask, I would consider the Midway the Bodie of Boats. Of course, you were touring a GT. Nobody, or few, who once lived there were aboard. Those who died on her decks, or from her decks, are, for the most part, right at the bottom of that Ocean in which she sets. Cecile, or someone like her, is there to greet you. Never thought about it until your post. Now, my real thought. Ships are not Ghost Towns. It's another category. Mike

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    Spoken like a true B/N, OJ. I imagine the Forrestal could have been considered a GT at one time, considering the ghosts of many of the souls lost on that fateful day. RIP............
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    Quote Originally Posted by old judge View Post
    Perhaps it was more clear to others than to me, Tom, that you might be asking the question, "Could a boat be a Ghost Town"? Well, just in case you ask, I would consider the Midway the Bodie of Boats. Of course, you were touring a GT. Nobody, or few, who once lived there were aboard. Those who died on her decks, or from her decks, are, for the most part, right at the bottom of that Ocean in which she sets. Cecile, or someone like her, is there to greet you. Never thought about it until your post. Now, my real thought. Ships are not Ghost Towns. It's another category. Mike
    That is why I posted this in the "Other" forum.


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    The Kittyhawk was here a few years aog and I had the pleasure of going on a short tour. Amazing place.

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    I was at the Star of India as a teenager. I would say that qualifies as a ghost boat
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    NWNative: I gather from your post you live near the Pacific. I spent about 3 years on and around Whidbey Island, training, locating my bride, and mustering out from Oak Harbor. Are you close by?? Bremerton or Seattle maybe? I would have stayed in the area if I hadn't promised Mom I would come back home and finish Law School. I love Oklahoma, but the scenery pales a little compared to your part of the country. OJ

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    Only ship I have set foot on was the Queen Mary back when the Spruce Goose was next door. I was too young to fully appreciate it, but I have always been intrigued by ships, especially the Navy's carriers. Old ships may not be GT's per say, but they definitely hold rank among historical importance IMO

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