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  • From: North Carolina
Pan Am Clipper documentary
Posted by Back to the bench on Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:21 PM

I had mentioned this documentary in another forum and thought I would also post the link here. It originally aired on PBS and you can also stream it directly from the website. Amazon Prime also has it available.

https://www.acrossthepacific.net/

The Pan Am Clippers always fascinated me but until I watched the documentary I never realized how significant an undertaking it really was. The project was almost like the moon shot of it's day. Anyhow I enjoyed it and hope some of you will as well.

Gil
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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:29 PM

Thanks Gil.

I'll take a look.

Steve

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Posted by fox on Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:57 PM

Thanks for the link. 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 16, 2021 7:13 AM

There is a good book that covers  most of the same material.  It was published awhile ago, so used copies are available.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Back to the bench on Friday, April 16, 2021 1:38 PM

Steve and Jim, you're welcome.

Don, thanks for the heads up about the book I'll do some looking. 

Gil
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:12 AM

Back to the bench

Steve and Jim, you're welcome.

Don, thanks for the heads up about the book I'll do some looking. 

 

I know I have the book still in my library, but the latter is in disarray at the moment and I cannot find it.  I'll post info when I find it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:54 AM

While stationed in Hawaii, I resided in the military housing area on the Pearl City Penninsula, all of a block and a half away from the pier that the Clipper pulled into back in the day. I used to fish off that pier. It's one of the perks of being a historian, in that you know what happened there years back. Kinda fun actually.

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, April 19, 2021 5:09 PM

Don Stauffer
I know I have the book still in my library, but the latter is in disarray at the moment and I cannot find it.  I'll post info when I find it.

 

Thanks Don and no worries. I am all too familiar with the concept of disarray. I refer to my piles as a "vertically chronological filing system”, meaning throw the latest thing on topWink. Basically that means every effort to find something is like an archeological digBig Smile
Gil
  • Member since
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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, April 19, 2021 5:12 PM

HooYah Deep Sea
While stationed in Hawaii, I resided in the military housing area on the Pearl City Penninsula, all of a block and a half away from the pier that the Clipper pulled into back in the day. I used to fish off that pier. It's one of the perks of being a historian, in that you know what happened there years back. Kinda fun actually.

 

Wow that's really cool! Definitely one of those cases where you wish the boards of that pier could talk.

And by the way thank you for serving this great country.

Gil
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