Now Big news.
It is time to gather up your sea stories and write them down for publication.
Joe Bartlett former ET on the modoc is looking for your sea stories to be
part of a book.
If it is published anyone to contributes to the book gets part of the
proceeds from the book.
The book opens with the LInes:
" What is a Modoc and where in the hell is Coos Bay?"
And with those words I started a chapter of my life that i will never
So join in the stories to tell.
Did you know that we sailed 21 days with an empty beer keg on board?
Who brought in onboard and who got it off the ship after the patrol i do not
know. But finding it was one hell of a shock. Where the hell was it and
how was it kept a secret?
The ET had a personal grudge against him from the navy for blowing
their budget during reftray. Hear the story of secret naval notices not
given to the coast guard.
How did the Modoc blow a navy captains mind after an almost perfect
navigation exercise by the Modoc nav team?
How Seamen M almost got small by being dragged down the deck towards
the roller chocks. He was not injured but scared as hell.
How about our Gunners Mate almost winging the CO of a navy frigate with
a line throwing gun during towing and being towed exercise. And the shambles
of the navy during the same exercise and the mucking up of all the
Modoc's radar gear by the navy and their line throwing gun. Your ET was
advised while on the top of the mast to stop cursing the navy by the Modoc
captain as the wind was carrying the ET's voice to the frigate.
The rescue of the Stinson float plane pilots after the crash off the oregon
coast in the ocean.
Yes this is yacht where tragedy occurred for its crew. Modoc to the rescue.
So bring your sea stories to the reunion. If you can not make it to the
reunion get in touch with Joe Bartlett.
Send an email to (modoc ) at this website (cgcmodoc.com)for details.