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Old 12th January 2016, 07:53
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Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Active: 1957 - 1965
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Originally Posted by edshazell View Post
Takoradi has been in the news lot recently for all the wrong reasons but it did bring back memories of loading logs onto deck on the way back home. Some of the known as sinkers were so heavy they had to be supported by two other logs as they were floated out to us in the harbour. I still have a 6 stone wooden carved elephant that I bought in Takoradi and carried all the way back to the ship.

You're right about the sinkers! There was a LEbanese guy there who was shrimping and had a couple of rotten old Dutch trawlers. He tried
To pull some logs off the beach but they just went straight under. I'm not sure where they came from, he said they turned up after a big storm. There seemed to be cut logs all the way along to Bosawa Beach. Some of them were worth thousands of dollars each apparently. He said they were shaved down for expensive veneer.
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