June 2007

Don't Run Afoul of the Admiral!

Surprisingly after noting the 45 star flag on top of the building on Main Street it appears that the flag on the fowler is a full 50 star flag, perhaps they take these down every night or have a spotlight on them. I was hoping to get a ride ofn the Richard F Irvine this trip, as I have not been on it since theyy added the tribute pictures and plaques to each of these vessels, but I'll just have to add that to my "maybe next trip" list since the Irvine wasn't out any of the times I was at the TTC this trip, besides I did manage to get a MUCH BETTER picture of the plaque on Admiral Fowlers picture than I had before.

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although the image above is plenty clear I want to have the text available here in case anyone does a google search on Admiral Fowler so that this will be "searchable information"

Joseph W. Fowler

After serving 32 years in the U.S. Navy, Admiral
Joseph W. Fowler was encouraged out of retirement by Walt Disney to supervise the constrouction
of Disneyland. For the next ten years, Fowler served
as the manager for Disneyland until Roy Disney
asked him to lead the effort to build Walt Disney
World which he did until his retirement.
This boat is named in his honor.

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As we crossed the lagoon the Castaways was coming in from Bay Lake and I got quite a few photos of her, for the shot above the link to the larger image will take you to a shot a bit large than most of my "large" shots that has also been "cropped in" some. I even got a few more photos of her after I went ashore as she pulled in at the Magic Kingdom's dock.

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