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mk  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

Thanks. He was in the Coast Guard. I imagine it was mostly to protect shipping from weather more than the Nazis. I know he was involved in at least one major rescue when a freighter broke up.

I wonder if they ever feared enemy infiltration of the Great Lakes.

cgod  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The government had taken control of all shipping in the United States during the war and after. Food, resources and manufacturing moved in the great lakes was a humongous part of the after. Food shipments after the war prevented mass starvation.

It was the greatest conversion of a capitalist economy into a control economy ever. It killed a lot of Naziz and Japanese. Great lakes shipping was a big part of the war effort. Gramps was a cog in the machine.

b_b  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Probably pretty difficult to get through the locks around Niagara Falls. I've never seen them, but I've seen the Sault locks and there isn't a lot of room for a U-boat when a ship is in there.

zebra2  ·  432 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe from Crab People