R.E. STAITE ENGINEERING, INC. of San Diego puts WINOPS aboard DB PALOMAR
DB Palomar along side in downtown San Diego California
James Strunk with Walt Jellison aboard PALOMAR putting together the WINOPS nav station. Note the excellent hats. James & I go back to the DOS CPS (Crane Positioning System) days when LBA was the first to put together an XYZ system in the US. Walt Jellison was a pleasure to meet and get to know. Walt has roots in offshore construction. His grandmothers brother worked for Manson Construction for many years and his grandmothers sister married Hawk Edwards father of Glen Edwards the current president of Manson Construction Co. Seattle Washington. It's a small world in dredging.
L2R John DeRugeris of CLE Engineering with James Strunk and Pete Ford. John is president of CLE which perfoms many dredging related tasks i.e. hydro surveys, water quality, environmental monitoring, permitting & design etc. with 12 offices nationwide. James Strunk is a hydrographic surveyor as well as Pete Ford. Pete was the fist person to show me a lap top computer with the Windows 95 operating system near the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. Boy was I frightened. Pete & I have done several jobs together over the years. Mr. Ford is a top notch engineer.
The dock in downtown San Diego is blessed with the square rigger STAR OF INDIA. I beleive that she is a functional sailing vessel. Yarrr...
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