Images by Francis X. Mina
Dear Friends, Attached is a photo of Miami Shipbuilding Corporation's C-9501 ASR on its sea trials in May, 1942. The photo and background info were provided to me back when I still lived on Garner Lane. It was the result of contacting the former Contract Manager for MSC, a fellow named Buhler (not Ferris) whose family were the owners at the time. He had saved many photos from the war years, but remembered this one especially because it had been purchased by Bill Levitt of both Florida and Long Island, where it eventually was converted into a ferry........ I think it was previously noted how fortuitous it was that the armaments had been removed long before Cap'n Al and Sneaky Pete got a chance to wipe out Baruch's game preserve on East Island, Al being Gamekeeper and all. Jim, I'm asking and hoping you will use this and other photos of Albert Fairman Skinner on August 27, his one and only BIRTHDAY !!!