May 19

USS Oriskany Video Posted!

As promised we put together the best of our video coverage. Be forewarned – taking video from a pitching deck with amateur equipment and then compressing it to video for the web doesn’t make for great quality. We do think it gives a better feel for what it was like to be there than the chopper videos. Be sure to also read our full story on the sinking and check our our photo gallery.

Enjoy Oriskany photos all year with our oversize wall calendar!
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May 17

USS Oriskany becomes the Largest Intentional Manmade Reef!

55 gallons of gas = $165.00

Drinks and food for 3 = $25.00

1 Wrench accidently dropped overboard = $5.00

Watching an aircraft carrier sink = Priceless!

Please enjoy our story and when you’re done, check out our Oriskany Videos, and see the full set of pictures at SLRSite.com.

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A Great Way to Spend a Wednesday Morning

It’s a rare day indeed you can run your own boat offshore to watch an aircraft carrier sink. For me, it was the farthest I’d been offshore by about 32 of the 37 mile distance out of Destin Pass. We took the kids to see the Oriskany in Pennsacola last year and thought it’d be quite a treat to see it sunk. At the time, our 20′ boat was up to the task. Since then, we upgraded to our 27′ Regal which was more than adequate for the trip.

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