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one tough son-of-a-gun! #7023694
10/21/20 08:50 PM
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I have no memory of hearing about this at the time, but in October of 1999 a fellow from Willoughby Hills, Ohio fell off an ore carrier in Lake Superior, 4+ miles from shore and lived! The waves were 6-8 foot at the time, the water temperature was in the mid 40's, and this guy swam to shore at Eagle Harbor. He apparently fell asleep for a bit when he made landfall, then went to a house for help. He was not wearing a life vest. How is it possible that this man could even stay on the surface with the pair of cast iron kahunas he must have been sporting?


Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7023701
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No water out here. I would have panicked and drowned. I saw a show a few years ago about Bull sharks in the Mississippi. Scared the heck out of me and Iíve only seen the Mississippi once!!! No trees no water just have to worry about the neighbors bull out here. Lol


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Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: Pawnee] #7023712
10/21/20 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
No water out here. I would have panicked and drowned. I saw a show a few years ago about Bull sharks in the Mississippi. Scared the heck out of me and Iíve only seen the Mississippi once!!! No trees no water just have to worry about the neighbors bull out here. Lol


How about wind that goes in a circle?


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7023729
10/21/20 09:22 PM
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Undying determined grit

Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: Nessmuck] #7023730
10/21/20 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by Pawnee
No water out here. I would have panicked and drowned. I saw a show a few years ago about Bull sharks in the Mississippi. Scared the heck out of me and Iíve only seen the Mississippi once!!! No trees no water just have to worry about the neighbors bull out here. Lol


How about wind that goes in a circle?

Ha Ha Ha!


"Where Can A Man Find Bear Beaver And Other Critters Worth Cash Money When Skinned?"

Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7023749
10/21/20 09:37 PM
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That don't happen near as much as they talk about. I've lived in Ks for just about 74 years, and have seen three tornados. Two the same dsy. Now if. you want to talk about thunder boomers, I've seen some doozys!

Four miles is a heck of a swim, and in those cold waters.....ya better be tough!


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Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: Pawnee] #7023766
10/21/20 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
No water out here. I would have panicked and drowned. I saw a show a few years ago about Bull sharks in the Mississippi. Scared the heck out of me and Iíve only seen the Mississippi once!!! No trees no water just have to worry about the neighbors bull out here. Lol

Rattle snakes worry me when I start heading ur way and it's not overly cold

Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7024348
10/22/20 04:51 PM
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you better be tough and you better know where your going some how

Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7024390
10/22/20 05:47 PM
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Lake Superior get cold in Oct. But it warms up for about 3 days in Aug. LOL


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Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7024660
10/22/20 09:21 PM
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I swam a mile in a lake non stop when I was in the Boy Scouts when I was around15, I felt like my arms was gonna fall off, I cant imagine 4 mile in open water .

Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7024679
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In my younger days I was a pretty good swimmer, mama made sure of that. I swam my river bank to bank many times, saw to it my two oldest girls could as well.
Four miles in hyperthermia water is a (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) of a thing no way I could in my best days.

Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025190
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He was prolly wearin' a mask....I mean....what else could it be?


Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025197
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The will to live is STRONG. When giving up means death, then youíll find a way.

Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025203
10/23/20 01:03 PM
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Probably divorced and remarried and remembered that he hadn't changed the beneficiary on his life insurance to his new wife!

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I love the smell of burning spruce-- I love the sound of the spring time goose--I love the feel of 40 below--from my Trapline I will never go.
Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025301
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Anytime you step into Lake Superior your kahunas may disappear for a long time But there are many stories out there of folks who survived impossible conditions


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Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025374
10/23/20 06:18 PM
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I worked for Inland Steel in the mid '90's ,and sailed on both Lake Michigan and Superior at that time of year.I'm not saying this story isn't true,but it's very very hard to believe.


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Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025379
10/23/20 06:25 PM
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Buck.....you spend time on the Block or the Sykes. ??

I should mentionóI didnít sail but I loaded freighters out of Grand Haven mostly Algoma and ASC
The Sykes and the once in a while the Block are here unloading stone and slag

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A goose may honk....but he won't wave
Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025383
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Yes sir,the Sykes


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Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: Buck (Zandra)] #7025385
10/23/20 06:30 PM
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Sheís a great one.....
Capt Treece is an interesting guy to talk with


A goose may honk....but he won't wave
Re: one tough son-of-a-gun! [Re: J.Morse] #7025387
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Is his first name Eric?I think he was first mate way back then.I take it you worked,or work,on her?Okay,I see where you mended your post.Yes good memories of her.

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