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Old 03-26-2009, 06:53 AM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On the "Beautiful Ohio" at New Albany, Indiana, opposite Louisville, Kentucky
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Dan: Capt. Doc Hawley phoned last night and we had a lengthy chat. He said that the lifeboats were in place on the AVALON until 1956. He was most interested in your project and said he'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have. If you need his address and/or telephone number, please e-mail me at

Doc built a model of the AVALON many years ago, painted with the actual paint used on the boat. The model survived a house fire when the Hawley home in Charleston, WV partially burned one Christmas Eve in the 1950's. Herewith are several photos I took of the model, one of which shows Capt. Doc proudly posing with it in 1990.
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