Friday, March 14, 2008

Dive Tower

From anywhere around the harbor, you will notice this prominent feature sprouting up out of the submarine base. In fact, it's actually an official NGS benchmark. This is where the Navy used to do training on emergency escape procedures for submariners.

For one of the requirements on the Tiger Cub badge, we needed to visit a historic place or museum and talk about how life was different in the past, so we had our den meeting at the Dive Tower this week.

They stopped using it for its intended purpose many years ago, and the octagon-shaped structure at the top of the tower was converted into a conference room. There's a great view from up there, although the slotted windows don't make for very good photography.

Our Den Leader kicks off the meeting at the top of the dive tower.

DL explains to the boys about what the dive tower was used for.

Each of the windows had a brass plaque that described what you were looking at and what happened there on Dec. 7th, 1941. After looking around out the windows at the historic buildings and reading the plaques, we watched a portion of the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! It was a BIG hit with the boys.

My feeble attempt at a picture of ES with the sunset in the background.


Anonymous said...

Thats actually pretty cool!

Black Shoe said...

Great, Blunoz and ES.
Three generations of Scouts.

JoLee said...
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James Ragsdale said...

Stationed at the Dive Tower in the early 70's - Great place, good memories