For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
First the Mt. Pleasant worksite
- a couple of cranes and a bit of fetching and toting going on. Here, fetching a load of dirt
Almost all dumped
Now Michael and his refitted 1250 - jaws for fishing
Hmm - some debris
like a game of pick-up-stix
and deposit on the barge
Then back to the water.
Here, instead of High Reach we have Deep Reach
Another view of Michael fishing - Joshua - wanna help?
A closer look
Deep water fishing
And for the big picture - Michael's fishing spot and a couple of C-17s looking on
and a look at the Mt. Pleasant pier worksite
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C. Frank Starmer