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Old 08-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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Foss Tugboat

Just saw Mel Thompson (MelnJoy) on a repeat show of "Modern Marvels) about the Foss Martime Tugboat World's Strongest made in (2006) we first met them in 2007.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Was it one of their tractor tugs?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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That's cool. To bad you don't have pictures.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #4
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Was it one of their tractor tugs?
Larry, not sure I almost didn't see "Mel"
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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If Mel was there then it was probably the Garth Foss which is a 8,000 horsepower tractor tug. Mel is the chief on it,
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/ar...uard-strait-of
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Thanks Charlie that was a great article. Very interesting boat, I wonder what one of those costs to build.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Thanks Bill, When are we going to see you guys again?
The show was my 15 seconds of fame. They did about 45 minute of film on me but most ended up on the cutting room floor.
The Garth was built in 1994 for about 12 mil. a lot of money back then.
Thanks for putting up the link Charlie. Hope to see you in a few months.
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Thanks Bill, When are we going to see you guys again?
If you are going to Quartzsite we will see you there
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We recorded the Modern Marvels episodes. One day while computing, there was this horrible recognizable sound coming from the TV. It was our favorite "Chief Engineer" Mel. Was nice to have the rewind button active.

Funny, we were just discussing this with Mel and Joy last week....
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