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Old 07-21-2015, 10:35 AM   #9
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Default Loon Patrol Boat

This brings back some memories...

Who remembers the red boat that had "LOON PATROL" written on the side of it? I belive it made port on Governor's Island maybe?

My Dad knew the man who owned it. His name was Dave Mettz. He was a customer of my Dad's. I think he was the same person who ran a radio/attenna shop over by the Laconia Airport.

We STILL have the VHF antenna he made for us on our boat!

I remember as a Kid, my Dad would ask me to call him on the VHF radio (does anyone still use those on the lake!). It never failed...after calling out "Daytripper calling Loon Patrol" moments later, the Marine Patrol would come on and ask us if we had a problem!

Good times
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