Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sunday Scans - Radio Veronica Shipwreck

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, various "pirate" radio stations would broadcast in competition with the government-sanctioned stations. One of these, Radio Veronica, ran aground near where I lived in Holland in April of 1973. This scanned photo may be a reprint of a photo taken by my father, but in any case it's interesting to see a large ship grounded like this. There's a great Wikipedia article on this subject at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Veronica.
This photo is for the new Sunday Scans meme I'm trying to get started - if you have scans you'd like to link, head over there and add your link today!

6 comments:

  1. Terrific photo, Al! And it is amazing to see such a large ship stranded like this! I do hope all goes well with your Sunday Scan!! I know I'll be visiting!

    Sylvia

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  2. hey Al~ this is an incredible photo. seems lots of people had been traveling too. glad no one was hurt. good luck with Sunday Scan. sounds like a nice project. hope all is well. have a great day.

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  3. I remember this ... I was in the 6th grade, and it was a huge deal. I remember we were all fascinated by the "pirate" angle, which we found very dangerous and romantic. Giggle.

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  4. That would be a sight to see!
    I came here via "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy." I love your idea of Sunday Scans. I'm now a follower.

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  5. Wow! I remember when this happened too. I was a Freshman in high school. lol This is a wonderful old picture.

    Happy SS!

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  6. I remember listening to Radio Caroline in the 1970s. The reception was a bit iffy up in the north of Scotland, but it had a certain illicit appeal.

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