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Beached: 1942

Beached: 1942

July 1942. "U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Rowing crew." The fourth installment of our Manly Midshipmen of Annapolis calendar, photographed by one Lieutenant Whitman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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While I know there are more than one in here,there are some handsome rakes in this photo. Maybe add it to the Handsome Rakes tags?

Hammer and Plug

I'd have to guess there is a "Crew" boat nearby. The plug is known as a "Bung". The hammer is used to securely place the "Bung" into the "Bunghole" in the bilge of the boat, lest they sink and join Davey Jones Locker.

Uh ... no comment?

Posted a day already and no one wants to touch this one with a 10 foot oar. (But I am wondering what the wooden mallet is for.)

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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