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Yet Another Batfish Guy
« on: September 26, 2008, 03:14:21 PM »
My name is Correy. I'm the president of the Batfish Living History Association or BLHA. We do living history programs aboard the Batfish for the museum.There are roughly 30 of us in all and we form a living history crew to help the younger generations experiance and understand what life was like for those guys in the silent service. We try our utmost, through research and interviews with former crew members, to present a completely historically accurate portrayal of the crew during the war. From clothing to food, we try to keep the public interested...and dollars flowing.

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 03:29:10 PM »
Welcome Correy - glad to have you join us.  Lot's of great discussion going on around here. Darrin is running a School of the Boat, which is full of good information.  You will pick up a lot.
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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 03:51:28 PM »
Thanks JT for the plug on the school of the boat, welcome to the board Corey.. Glad to see another Batfish crewmember here, you guys are doing a good job with that deck.

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 03:31:04 PM »
Corry,
This is great seeing the BLHA guys out here.   Keep up the support.

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 03:36:37 PM »
Thought I'd said it already but welcome to the forum Correy!   :laugh:

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2008, 12:17:14 PM »
Re-enacting on a submarine... sounds like an interesting thing to do.  Where do you get the old-style dungarees?  Welcome!

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008, 01:19:52 PM »
There are several places to get them. If you can't find them on eBay the easiest way to get them is by ordering them on www.wwiiimpressions.com . They make them to the original specs with the button fly and everything.

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 12:15:46 PM »
Thanks, that is great information!

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 01:32:42 PM »
If you or the museum ever decides to put together a living history program, contact me and I'll help you out. There's no sense in reinventing the wheel.

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 02:14:55 PM »
Btw, here's a shameless plug for our reenacting (BLHA) website...  www.ss310.com

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Mark Sarsfield
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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008, 12:35:24 PM »
If we find anyone interested in reenacting, we'll definitely get a hold of you.  Currently, the crew we have reenacts in a way... we work our butts off doing maintenance and preservation, just like we did when we were youngsters and assigned to the crew.   ;)

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 01:15:19 PM »
Hey I know what you mean. Our crew does the same...only in WW2 uniform. It sure does look cool though.

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Re: Yet Another Batfish Guy
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2008, 12:16:01 PM »
We used to all wear dungarees.  Got to be mighty expensive considering all the painting and dirty work we were doing.  Now we just wear old jeans and a Torsk Crew T-shirt (or sweatshirt in Winter).