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Posted by Sandy R on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:24 pm

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We are fortunate to live right on the southern Oregon Coast. 
We have had huge storms all winter, like much of the US.
The storms this past week were just amazing. 
There was one day of clear weather between storms, and the Coast Guard - who have a station here in Brookings - took the opportunity to practice.
I know they love every minute of it.
There are TWO identical boats here, both the 47-foot MLB's.

(more info on these amazing self-righting boats, for those interested: http://www.uscg.mil/datasheet/47mlb.asp )

Image taken from our front deck.
This is the latest of several I have taken that were chosen for the front page of our  local newspaper, and the Coast Guard purchased a 3x5 foot metal print for their new building.   


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by Ron Day on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:01 pm
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A powerful and dynamic image. Lots to enjoy in this amazing photograph.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:01 pm
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Oh wow - this is soooo cool!
 

by Mike in O on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:02 am
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Those Coast Guard boats and crews are just amazing...that photo would probably like to be hung in their office. If people want to see another spectacular area to watch the boats, Depoe Bay is amazing to watch them thread the needle surfing into the harbor.
 

by David Stimac on Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:10 pm
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Wow, incredible & great image!
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:28 pm
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The power of the ocean! Wonderful action capture!
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by Ethan Meleg on Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:57 pm
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Very cool photo!
 

by Eia on Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 pm
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This really takes my breath - literally. I see now the boats are same size. I bet they would appreciate seeing this. Great capture. You probably see a lot from your deck.
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by Joe Lemm on Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:42 pm
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WOW! Powerful and beautiful.
 

by dissent on Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:25 pm
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Cool image. Great sea action.
 

by clement on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:46 pm
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WOW what an awesome image showing nature's fury and Man's endurance... Hats off..
 

by Craig Lipski on Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:43 pm
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It's already been said, but. . . WOW!
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by LHays on Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:00 pm
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That's an incredible image.
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by Sandy R on Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:49 am
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Mike in O wrote:
Those Coast Guard boats and crews are just amazing...that photo would probably like to be hung in their office.  If people want to see another spectacular area to watch the boats, Depoe Bay is amazing to watch them thread the needle surfing into the harbor.



Mike, we used to have our boat moored there. Trying to get safelyover that bar, with outgoing tides, and such a narrow passage - was NOT fun.
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by Neilyb on Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:08 am
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Jaw dropping!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:15 pm
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Spectacular!!
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