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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Apr 2022 7:57 p.m. PST

Parts 1 and 2 of our story revealed the unexpected origins of Port Cargill, a shipyard in a most unlikely location. Part 3, the final chapter, discusses the nuts and bolts of launch, how the AOGs entered wartime service, and what became of them.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2022 6:32 a.m. PST

It has been an interesting series of articles.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2022 12:22 p.m. PST

I stayed overnight at the house of a friend's father.
The father lived in Hernando, Mississippi and had
been a riverman for over 70 years. My sojourn was in
1982.

One room of his home was full of photo albums he had
compiled during his life. The site where the AO's were
built was included in the album collection, along with
photo's of all sorts of ships built and sailed downriver
to the Gulf, some complete while others went to 'finishing
yards.'

Haven't heard from my friend for 3-4 years and I often
wonder what happened to those photo's taken and preserved
by his father.

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