Seeing family history on youtube?

0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,937 ✭✭✭✭✭
I came across this on youtube.
It was something my father was involved in, in 1962.
He was one of the surviving members of the Coast Guard in this.
I never imagined I would see something like this on Youtube. LOL!

I thought I would share it.

The Columbia River Bar (where the Columbia meets the Pacific) is known as the Graveyard of the Pacific and for good reason.
These servicemen/people who run these rescue boats are not any ordinary people.
I know, I've run large fishing vessels across the bar many times and every time, it gets the adrenyline going.

  
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Comments

  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    Very interesting @0patience Glad to hear you father survived it 
  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 4,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great story Tony, glad your pops made it through. Have fished out of Ilwaco many times, never crossed the bar but that river can get plenty rough for several miles upstream.
    A little dirt never hurt
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,177 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yep. I've lived in Washington a few times and I can say this - 

    ain'tnowayinhell you'd ever get me in a boat that was anywhere near the Columbia River Bar. I've heard too many bad stories about it. 

    I'm glad your father survived it, Tony. And the fact that he participated is a testament to his courage. To paraphrase Mr. Kipling, "He's a better man than I, Gunga Din".   :o
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,416 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very neat find.  The folks that go one on one with the Sea are true heroes in my book.
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,937 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This subject came up, as it was 57 years ago yesterday and Cape Disappointment USCG Motor Lifeboat Station had a memorial for it.
    My father was running one of the boats and was a survivor of the incident.

    http://offbeatoregon.com/1201d-triumph-coast-guard-disaster-2.html
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
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