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The Navy Duck

Uploaded by: AkRyder

Saturday July 8, 2006

Anchorage, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This Grumman J2F-6 Duck was crashed on its last mission in Alaska during the spring of 1948. It was left for 25 years before the Ketchum family recovered it and did a 20 year restoration of the aircraft. It is a beautiful example of what can be done with time and money to preserve a bit of history. Many military flyers owe their life to the Navy Ducks for rescuing them. Today this retired and perfectly restored Duck is on loan to the Alaska Heritage Aviation Museum. Go and see it if you have the opportunity, I did! I desaturated the background of this photo to bring out more of the detail of the plane and also since it was a blah grey day in Anchorage any ways it didn't do justice to the picture.


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About AkRyder


A Life long Alaskan and a 3'rd generation Alaskan to boot, I enjoy snowmachining, aviation, and photography. I got into amateur photography over the past 5 years and am always learning. I like to say any good picture I take is a mistake and I've made a few mistakes in my life. One of my favorite things to make in photography is panoramic pictures. It takes special software to create them and large format printers to produce them. I have also learned the art and craft of matting and framing my own work so now I have several large panoramic prints hanging around my office and house. Create your own visitor map!

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