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    Responding to USS Michigan post 1935 on; no not THAT far back. I've rowed, but never uphill.
    They scuttled her yes, but NAVY smart enough to remove turrets and barrels from the larger armament along with who-knows other materiel.
    Certainly no one disdains artificial reefs, the inhabitants and visitors opportunity.
    And foreign autos, could have made many, except a 1900's NAVY vessel is a poor supply of plastic......
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    The most important job which was the lowest paid and worst job on the Titanic was men shoveling coal to fire the boilers.

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    Unloading bananas. New Orleans, LA. Circa 1903.

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    I wonder if loading bananas is still done by hand? I know the reason they were not done with crates and cranes was because the bruised so easily.

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    I still load bananas by hand hear. one at a time...peal, eat, peal eat.peal eat.then repeat.no time for monkeying around with cranes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    number 1934
    When viewing old stuff like this I usually think of the technology available at the time, and how great it was.
    Then I found this and was saddened.
    Massachusetts being scuttled off Pensacola, Florida
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    lots of divers having fun in that ship again.as well as lots of fish.it's a few miles from me...off shore of coarse. I watched it go down.it went perfectly down as planed witch is kinda rare. I wish I could of got some machines off of it first...

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    Shipping bananas by the bunch has gone the way of shipping swinging beef (those are bunches being offloaded from the boat, composed of hands, which are what you see on the shelf). Everything is boxed now. Unitization makes for a more buildable pallet when it comes to getting the grub to the grocery stores from the warehouses. Grocers and shippers continue to negotiate their way to standardized containers.

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