In 1963 I was an Assistant Engineering Officer on the CGC ESCANABA (WHEC-64) when Jim Carney was a seaman on the deck force. Admittedly I only knew him in passing. A year or so ago we got into contact with each other through a mutual acquaintance. The purpose of the contact was to provide Jim with some technical information about the ESCANABA II to use as source material for a book he is writing about the three cutters named ESCANABA. We have been communicating by email since.

Jim is a professional writer with many credits not only for his Coast Guard work but for hunting, fishing and sports magazines.

He has graciously contributed several of his writings to Jack's Joint and we are pleased to be able to display them to a wider audience.

Today he lives in Northern Minnesota, well away from the Coast Guard he loved and close to nature that he loves better.





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