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    Default 1972 article about the Corn Islands

    The Little Island That Would, If It Could..

    https://www.nytimes.com/1972/03/12/a...sland-big.html
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    Default Re: 1972 article about the Corn Islands

    I’d love to go back in time to those days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    I’d love to go back in time to those days.



    Those times may return.
    We just have to outlive Daniel.

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    Default Re: 1972 article about the Corn Islands

    Those C-46s were only about 30 years old then. That’s similar in age to the Short 360s that fly there now.

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    I may be mistaken, it's been a while,, but I think those were the military "commuter" planes I used to fly in while I was in Europe.
    This was early 60's, we still had a lot of presence in Europe. It wasn't quite a scheduled airline service,, but very close.

    Free, as long as there was a seat available.
    Then jump on a train to your final destination.

    In Italy the trains were ALMOST free to American service personnel.
    They would build your ticket out of foolscap paper with a glue pot and a brush.

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    Flew the precursor a... DC-3..... from the Abaco Islands to Miami once.
    One of our kids had a box full of hermit crabs in his lap and turbulence knocked it to the floor.....hermit crabs went everywhere.
    I think this defines cluster f**k.
    Passengers were good about helping in the roundup though.
    Good ole days.
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