Kip: “Fred Cole and me on the tuna grounds. Kip Turner took the pic. Our running group was the coneheads.
We have orange highway cones on our heads. This was about a hundred mi off shore of Newport the day before the Sept 15 blow when 8 boats sunk by 8 am in the Morn.
More Kip: “Hi Charlie;
The boat is the MS Electron. During WWII it was a cable layer in southeast Alaska. It was a diesel electric
at the time thus the Motor Ship designation. Leonard Hall (the train guy) in Coos Bay owned it for years.
I ran it when Mike Smith of Newport owned it in 1978.”