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• In 1908, James Wilkinson was on the U.S.S. Minnesota, which was being followed by the battleship U.S.S. Vermont. In heavy seas during a typhoon, Wilkinson was swept off the ship by a huge wave. Tossed about in the ocean, he struggled to get back to his boat. Then a huge wave hurled him upwards and he felt something solid and smooth below him. Hands were gripping him and pulling him from the water. The waves that swept him from the Minnesota had deposited him on the Vermont. • During World War II, the U.S.S. Uruguay was carrying 5,000 soldiers to Europe. Sergeant Cecil Davis was seasick, so he reported to sickbay and was installed in a bunk. A sudden storm arose, tossing the ship.

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Suddenly there was a huge crash. Davis felt himself rising into the air, then blacked out. When he awoke, he was lying on the deck of the ship. He didn’t understand why there was a board laying over him, or why he was bleeding. Standing up, he asked a passing sailor to take him to sickbay. There, a doctor started cleaning up his cuts— then noticed his dog tags. “What are you doing on this ship?” he asked Davis. “I came aboard the Uruguay with a lot of other GI’s.” “You’re not on the Uruguay,” replied he doctor in amazement. “You’re on the Sallimonia, a navy tanker. There are no soldiers on board.” Gradually the confusion was cleared: In the storm, the Uruguay was rammed by the Sallimonia, crashing into her side. Thirteen men were killed, and Davis was thrown from his bunk, falling through the ruptured floor of sick bay. He landed on the deck of the Sallimonia, changing ships while unconscious in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. COSMIC CURRENTS

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• During World War II, Marine Sergeant Wallace C. Stich shipped a wooden box to his wife in Fairmont, North Carolina from his post in the southwestern Pacific. In the box were letters and trinkets. The ship carrying the box to the U.S. was sunk. The box was carried on the currents for several months. On March 6, 1946, it was found — on the coast of North Carolina, less than 100 miles from Fairmont. When Sergeant Wallace C. Stich arrived home a few weeks later, the box was waiting for him there. • Charles Coghlan was born on Prince Edward Island in 1841. He became a successful stage actor and toured the world, but Prince Edward Isle was always his home. In 1899, during an appearance on Galveston Island, Texas, he became ill and died. Coghlan was buried in a Galveston cemetery. On September 8, 1900, a hurricane struck Galveston, flooding the town, killing 6,000, and swamping the cemeteries. Many coffins floated into the Gulf of Mexico. The coffin of Charles Coghlan was caught by the current. Seven years later, a fishermen from Prince Edward Island noticed a box in the water. He towed it to shore, chipped off the barnacles,

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“THE MASTER”: Oscar-nominated for all of its key performances, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s compelling and challenging drama casts Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled World War II veteran who falls under the spell of an influential man (the superb Philip Seymour Hoffman, in the sort of acting job it’s hard to imagine anyone else doing) determined to launch a new social movement. The lessons go only so far before the student rebels. Amy Adams plays the self-styled leader’s wife in a cast that also includes Ambyr Childers, Jesse Plemons (“Friday Night Lights”) and Laura Dern. DVD extras: extended and deleted scenes. *** “CHASING MAVERICKS”: In the same manner as “Soul Surfer” not that long ago, this drama tells the true, earnest story of a young person pitted against nature ... the wet brand of it, more specifically. Jonny Weston plays Jay Moriarity, a surfer determined to conquer one of the biggest waves there is. He seeks guidance from an expert in the sport (Gerard Butler), and their connection ultimately goes much deeper than riding a board. The film was helmed by two top directors, Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson. Co-stars include Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer. *** “CHICKEN WITH PLUMS”: Featured at several film festivals, this fanciful story of a violinist and his recollections takes unusual forms in the hands of two filmmakers who also displayed their technique in the acclaimed “Persepolis,” Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Satrapi’s graphic novel is the source of the tale, in which the musician (Mathieu Amalric, “Quantum of Solace”) mourns the loss of his cherished violin and decides there’s nothing worth continuing to live for. His dreams may indicate differently, though. Isabella Rossellini also appears. DVD extras: audio commentary by, and question-and-answer session with, Satrapi and Paronnaud. *** “THE CLIENT LIST: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON”: After starring in a TV movie of the same name, Jennifer Love Hewitt retooled the concept a bit and (as both star and producer) came up with a hit Lifetime series. She plays a Texas wife and mother in desperate need of income after her husband leaves her, so she works in a spa where she tries to resist incentives to provide “extra services” to the clientele. Loretta Devine and Cybill Shepherd respectively play the Hewitt character’s boss and mother, with Colin Egglesfield (“Something Borrowed”) as the masseuse’s ex-brother-in-law, who wants to remain in her life. DVD extras: outtakes; deleted scenes. ***

Pet Bits Q: Our Maltese mix is a wonderful, friendly and happy dog. She loves our two children and their friends. But there is a problem. The trouble began when we purchased one of those floor-to-ceilingsized TVs with surround sound. Our family room is now more like a movie theater. Sometimes, Molly will bark at TV shows, especially if animals are featured. But what really gets her mad are the Muppets, “Sesame Street,” or any show with puppets. She barks and charges the TV while growling. I’m actually afraid she’ll throw herself at the TV. I know you’ll suggest not watching the Muppets or “Sesame Street,” but our kids love those shows. What should we do? - C.F., Wilmette, IL A: Molly is clearly a fan of Mitt Romney, apparently wanting to see PBS go away. I can’t honestly explain why puppets or Muppets elicit an angry response. It is true that such characters look and sound unusual. When these shows are on, try to keep Molly preoccupied. If she’s busy attempting to lick (lowfat, low-salt) peanut butter from a Kong toy or sterilized bone, she won’t be paying attention to your choice in TV programming. If all else fails, keep Molly out of the room when you watch her unfavorite programs.


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and discovered the body of Charles Coghlan. He had floated to shore only a few miles from his birthplace. He was re-buried on his native soil with honor. A TRUE STORY

Say You Saw It In...

The Royal Canadian Legion Port Coquitlam Branch #133

We invite all Canadian Forces Veterans of WWII, Korea, and Afghanistan to join with us in the Port Coquitlam May Day Parade.

Saturday May 11, 2013 You will be parading with members of the POCO Legion Pipe Band, the Legion Colour Party, 777 Neptune Squadron Air Cadets & Band, Seaforth Highlanders Army Cadets, and other Veterans who have marched with us in past years. If you are unable to march this is not a problem, many of our Veterans are assigned to Golf Carts that are provided for by local businesses.

Come Celebrate Port Coquitlam’ s 100th Centennial May Day Parade! If you have any questions please contact Phill Ranger: RCL #133 2675 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 0B9 Phone: 604-942-8911 Fax: 778-285-2523 Email: legion133@yahoo.com

• The Mermaid sailed from Sydney, Australia in October of 1829, heading for the other side of the continent. On the fourth day, a heavy storm struck. The ship was driven relentlessly into a reef that smashed her bottom. The captain shouted to abandon ship, and all aboard jumped into the water and began swimming towards a large rock 200 feet away. Everyone made it there safely, where they awaited rescue. • The Swiftsure rescued them all on the third day and continued her course to New Guinea. Five days later, the Swiftsure was caught in a strong current and swept into the rocks. It broke up and the order to abandon ship was again given. All on board were saved and they were picked up later the same day by the schooner Governor Ready. • Three hours later the Governor Ready caught fire, forcing all on board to abandon ship once again. Everyone crowded into the lifeboats— and then along came the cutter Comet, which had been blown off course by a storm. The crew of the Comet loaded the crews and passengers of all three vessels on board, regarding them with suspicion. Obviously, one of them was cursed.

• Five days later a storm snapped the Comet’s mast, ripped her sails, and ruined her rudder. Once again, it was “Abandon ship!” The crew of the Comet loaded into the longboat and all the rest were left to cling to floating bits of wreckage. About 18 hours later, the packet Jupiter came along and collected every person. When they were all assembled on deck, it was found that not a single life had been lost. But two days later the Jupiter hit a reef and sank. Fortunately, the ship City of Leeds was nearby and picked them all up, delivering them to Sydney, where the odyssey had begun. Five ships had been wrecked, but not a single life was lost.


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