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Diver Brent Seymour of Global Diving in Seattle wipes off the wheel and tiller from F/V Kodiak before handing them over to the owner.The Daily Triplicate/Michele Thomas
A month ago Crescent City harbor became the epicenter of a multi-organization response to the March 11 tsunami. A small city surrounded by cyclone fencing sprung up in the same lot where I used to park to buy crab at Lucy’s.  Trailers, people in uniform and heavy equipment buzzed with activity fueled by the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

My first glimpse behind the gates was on a wet Wednesday afternoon. The prior day a member of the U.S. Coast Guard called on Richard Wiens and me. Rachel Polish, public information officer from San Francisco, came to extend an invitation. She asked that the Triplicate’s editorial board meet with the United Command of the Crescent City Tsunami Response Team. Caught by surprise, we responded that to date we’ve only convened the board during elections. Young and petite, but knowledgeable and determined, Rachel convinced us to assemble a representative group at the operations trailer the next day.


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