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fishnbanjo

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PostSubject: Stuck w/o a pipe    Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:00 am

I was sent to Dunoon Scotland in 1987 and found my luggage had not arrived which means I didn't have any pipes. I worked 22 1/2 hours that first day getting machinery tested for deployment in the dry dock, got 1 1/2 hours sleep and worked 20 hours the next day.

Finally got a break of a 16 hour day the following day and just had enough time to make it to the Tobaccoonist Shop down the road from the B&B I was staying in. Just had enough money to pick up a pipe called Puffin, it's a Meerschaum pipe but not block it is pressed. The bowl was fumed at the top and yellow the rest of the way, picked up some tobacco and I was good for the next day of work which was 18 hours.

It's been 30 years now since I picked up this Puffin Meerschaum pipe and while it has never smoked as good as my block Meerschaum pipes it became a rather decent smoker over time and has colored pretty well.

Keeping it smokey with some aged Mac Baren Dark Twist Roll Cake.
banjo

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Lonecoyote

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PostSubject: Re: Stuck w/o a pipe    Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Even though it's a pressed Meer it looks great on you cheers cheers



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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ftrplt

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PostSubject: Re: Stuck w/o a pipe    Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:00 pm

Wow!! I was always under the impression "pressed" meer didn't/wouldn't color!!! Ever wonder what that tobacco would cost today!!!!! cheers FTRPLT
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Stuck w/o a pipe    Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:25 pm

Great story Mr Banjo, Sir.

Tis nae a wee un either!
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Navyflake

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PostSubject: Re: Stuck w/o a pipe    Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:21 pm

I was stationed on Holy Loch aboard the USS Simon Lake (AS-33) at the same time you were there. I was a bit young to smoke a pipe while there (or so I was told) but picked up the pipe anyway. I can certainly attest to the work hours that you mentioned. Many days I stayed up for as many as 24-30 hours straight in support of boats in refit at Site One.

Such a small world ....

Frank

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