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Abandoned Post factory

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  1. Knight

    Knight Member

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    What a shame....
  2. YachtForums

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    They film themselves trespassing on private property, then post it to YouTube... :rolleyes:
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    Three young men with a lack of intelligence and limited vocabulary.
    The future does look depressing.
  4. rcrapps

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    Th OPs shame has been recorded however.

    It is a SHAME to see a once great boat plant turn into a ghost town in a short time.
    The many buildings still offer a story of how Post built their boats.
    A proud product that will never be built again.
  5. chesapeake46

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    My wife and I had toured that factory twice, many years ago. The first time we stopped to see where our boat was built by ourselves, unannounced, and we were treated to a tour of the factory as if we were buying a new one.
    The second time was later with a group of Post owners from a rendezvous.
    Sad to see it now.
    It always impressed me that they could build such a boat at the head of a drainage ditch !
  6. rcrapps

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    I think your commenting on the canal or creek behind the plant and that house?
    I assume (hope) it drained to open water.
  7. shawn

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    I was there when the dumpsters were outside, my wife had to hold me back from going over the fence. I can not imagine what got thrown out.
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    Where the factory is/was had very little water where the boats got launched. I'm thinking they had to wait for high tides to get boats started going down the Egg Harbor River.
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    That's true. High tide and trim the weeds on either side of the creek.
    As I recall there were sticks to show where the deep water was.
    It was pretty cool.



    I would have felt the same.
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    I'd like to have the old Post Yachts sign too.
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    Post kids are cool.
    71s rule.
    Long live the Post fans!!

    ,Ralph
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    I'd have loved to go through the boxes of paper work in the office. I thought Worton Creek got all the molds....I guess I was wrong.
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    Me too on both counts.
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    Not Condoning the trespassing by the guys who made this video, but I believe this is some new " trend" called urban exploration where people explore and film abandoned places (hopefully not vandalizing the place or stealing anything). I will admit that it is quite fascinating, yet sad at the same time to see these old abandoned places.
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    wonder what mold that is?
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    Guessing the Original 42?
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    My boat's Mama?
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    I feel very fortunate to have toured the factory twice and see the excellent work that company did. I learned alot from them.
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    I did too, and learned a lot. Went to the factory several times. Saw hull number 1 of the 50 before the newer building was built. Stood in hull 2 and 3 of the 50 when it went into production. Saw the first 44 built before they introduced it. Last time was the trip from Wildwood, had a great time meeting Post owners and keeping in touch.
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    Not exactly new... started in the 70s in San Francisco and then gained popularity in the 90s.

    http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/urban-sports/urban-exploration1.htm

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