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Old 03-31-2018, 06:02 PM
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
I never got to the bottom of the Myron Harris, Claude Brown fued, but when I learned of it in the 80's it had been going on since the 50's.

The same Claude Brown that got mad at Woo Woo's grandfather one day out on the Tanker and tried several times to ram him.

Back in the 50's, both Myron and Claude ran parties out of the harbor in Marshallberg.
The Chief told me about those days, he had a bunk house for the party to sleep in, and he had to cook them breakfast in the morning before they went out.

He and Claude were friends, but fell out over something, and Claude Brown, being Claude Brown, held a grudge, Myron being Myron, poured gas on the fire everytime he had the chance.

It went on after Claude Brown quit running parties. They would both be in the harbor in the Berg, and both would act like the other was no where within a 100 miles.

One day, the Chief was holding court on the Offshore, and somebody brought up Claude Brown.

You could see the sparkle in the Chief's eyes and know he was up to no good.

He said, " Boys, I got a joke for you. " which was quite unlike him, as Booger always told all the jokes.

But he started,

" The guy walked in the bar, and slammed his fist on the bar and said, " Barkeep. I am Mr. Brown" then he spelled it out, BROWN. " and I want a drink of whiskey. "

The bartender brought his a drink. The guy was really nasty and about every 15 mins he went thru the same routine, each time a little meaner and nastier.

After about 2 hours of this, the next time Mr. Brown did it, a guy walked over to him and said.

" Mr. Brown. I am Mr. White. he proceeded to spell it out, WHITE , and I am white all over, except for my asshole, which is BROWN. "

The whole boat busted out.

But I think it had just become habit.

A few years later, Claude Brown died. I said something to the Chief about him outliving his old nemesis Claude Brown.

The old man came down on my head. The kind of way I had to leave and not come around for 2 or 3 days till he calmed down.

I went back and told the Chief that I had been out of bounds and I was sorry.

The Chief was very reflective in his thinking, and I believe that in the end, that this feud with someone that had been his friend, had just become all that was left, and now that was gone. Two stubborn old men, neither one's pride would allow one to tell the other that they had been wrong.

But the damn joke was still funny.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:45 AM
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Old 04-02-2018, 02:00 PM
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Just spent 2 weeks and read the whole thing... what an amazing thread
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:18 PM
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Just spent 2 weeks and read the whole thing... what an amazing thread
Had to bring this up again.
The offshore and diving season is starting up, and I had to look this up again.
Anyone unfamilar to Buck, get ready for a good read.

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Very good read.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:17 AM
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Sadly, Capt Hugh Wilde had already left us when I found this thread. Nonetheless I have immensely enjoyed the read. I was into the thread twenty five or thirty pages and very well set on making a trip down his way just to meet him and say thanks on a more personal level. I looked ahead and realized that would never be. Still, I finished and immensely enjoyed the reading. So, even from the other side the Captain has been a blessing in the here and now. I suspect that pleases the man

Al be it late., a most sincere " Thank you" I offer to the friend that might have been.
RIP Captain Hugh.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Finsinchessy View Post
Sadly, Capt Hugh Wilde had already left us when I found this thread. Nonetheless I have immensely enjoyed the read. I was into the thread twenty five or thirty pages and very well set on making a trip down his way just to meet him and say thanks on a more personal level. I looked ahead and realized that would never be. Still, I finished and immensely enjoyed the reading. So, even from the other side the Captain has been a blessing in the here and now. I suspect that pleases the man

Al be it late., a most sincere " Thank you" I offer to the friend that might have been.
RIP Captain Hugh.
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