6. The Shemya “Plug.” [Pull it, and the island sinks!]
7. GE Antennas, Shemya 1960.
8. Earl Mahoney and Bob Marini possibly seeing the sun! Shemya, 1960.
3. Shemya, Aleutian Islands, AK, 1960.
1. View of the Composite Building 600 from GE antennas looking SW.
Enjoyed the web site of Shemya. I was on Shemya in 1960 and 1961, working as a contract technician with General Electric. I have signed the guestbook and subsequently received an e-mail from another person who was there the same time that I was. In fact, he lives in the next town to me here in Massachusetts! Small world, huh? These original photos were 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 but were in pretty poor condition. Some were very low in contrast and pretty muddy so I did some very quick diddling with them. There are only a few names that I do remember from my time there but that was going on forty three years ago and I was only there a year. Of course, we had a "Boozer" at that time, too. I had some pictures I took of the recovery from the bay of a huge, diesel electric generator that was dropped overboard from the delivery barge. I was supposed to be one of the divers on the job but ended up as the photographer. By the way, the fellow that was there at the same time as I was--we plan to get together after the holidays and have coffee and talk over our time on "The Rock."Earl Mahoney