Maine’s Own Founding Father

Whipple, being who he was, backed his words with the steel of his sword

Adventures in Dogsitting

having four dogs in the house within a year of doing the fostering thing became a reality in just two months

An Early Education To Last A Lifetime

I felt that crazy sense of warmth within the walls of this school

USS Squalus: The Saviors And The Saved

It was about his men, the Navy and the mission … Self never got in the way of service

Another Sad Dog Story

It was an afternoon of sunshine and tears

Never To Be Forgotten

It remains the worst submarine disaster the world has ever known

Kittery’s Magnificent Seven

We did it because we had to, and then when it was over we were glad to have it done with

Saving Story Of The Surfmen

Their only armor was the bulky cork life jacket that came to symbolize their mission

Family Rediscovers USS Thresher Commander’s Letters

the Sea Dragon and the Skate shot many torpedoes at each other under the ice

Best And Brightest Lost In Submarine Disaster

a fascinating mix of intellects and swashbucklers — men of genius and adventure

Thresher Disaster Claimed Life Of Rising Naval Star

At 35, one of the youngest sub commanders in the Navy at the time

Pennington One Of Three African-Americans Lost Aboard Doomed Submarine Thresher

When African-Americans couldn’t sit at a soda fountain, Pennington was designated as the sub’s leading chief reactor technician

Original Thresher Was World War II Hero

armed with 10 torpedo tubes, two cannons and a .50-caliber deck gun, SS 200 operated throughout the Pacific

Widow Lacked Luxury Of Tears

You just sucked it up and got through it, like a New Englander

Baseball Field Named After Hometown Hero Lost Aboard Sub

in Exeter, his most lasting legacy is likely through the Little League program

Cold War Casualties Aboard USS Thresher

Jimmy and I just about grew up overnight

Hometown Boy Lost Aboard USS Thresher

Tragically, both Peter and the Thresher were on the very cusp of fulfilling their potential

 

 

 

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