Rebecca, that’s probably not the best place to stand.
She grabbed her hat to avoid its loss overboard.
Papa told us this horrible story about a fellow crewman on the USS Randolph whose hat was blown off on a stormy night. He stepped out from shelter to retrieve his hat, but the man was never seen again. So sad.
Cramped sleeping quarters. Ugh.
We finally discovered a way to access the engine room as Papa was hoping.
I declined to climb into the bowels of the ship, however.
The USS Edson is currently being restored by the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum. It appears that some educational displays are being created within the interior of the ship, but we just roamed around:) If your family isn’t blessed with a retired seaman to “show you the ropes,” I think there was a museum staff member or volunteer available to escort tour groups around the ship.