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Old 13th April 2017, 10:39
sternchallis sternchallis is offline
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Originally Posted by Graham Holden View Post
Served as 2nd Mate on "Veras" 64 and 65. 5 trips from New York/Montreal to Brazil including 3 to Iquitos. Fantastic ship and a good crowd. Brazilian crew. Enjoyed every minute. George Potts was Master, Guy Guerandel was Mate and Mike Locke 3rd Mate. No radar on board so on the east coast of USA in fog we would drop anchor and wait for vis to improve! We used to tow a loaded barge alongside from Manaus to Iquitos at low river season. Happy days.
I sailed with Mike Locke with Blue Star, he was Mate and sometimes 2nd Mate as he never got his Masters. He was a good Mate as well another from Hull my home port.
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