So Where’s MEGEN Now?

August 16th, 2007 by xformed

Steeljaw Scribe is on “vacation.” He not only graciously took his family along, but MEGEN of ValOUR-IT fame is being taken on a leisurely ride around the north east of this great Nation.

Now, besides getting pics of MEGEN along the way, he left his blog in the hands of some rather “youthful” writers, who are acting like teenagers left behind at home when Mom and Dad go out of town. You know, they ask all their surly friends over and begin defacing the place with abandon, while making derisive remarks about the advanced age of a retired Naval Captain. Take a look at the quality of SJS’ “apprentices” to get my drift. They aren’t hard to find. Maybe they’ll get a trip to the woodshed upon the “Old Man’s” return…

In the meantime, SJS forwarded these picture via email, from a located business center where he was on the 14th of August, with the question: “NOW Where’s MEGEN?” The single text based hint is “it ain’t in NoVA… ;).”
I don’t recognize much more than the machinery room, most likely in a basement, near a diesel generator. How about the rest of you? I can assume (and we all know what that means) it’s related to something Naval in origin…

MEGEN somewhere Aug 2007

Any guesses where MEGEN is?

The one visual hint sent along is this:
MEGEN surrounding hint

MEGEN’s surroundings for a hint (click for larger image)

Leave any guesses in the comments. Maybe SJS will pop in after a bit and let us know who’s been where MEGEN has been…and I sure hope he locked up the virtual beer tap before waving goodbye in the driveway.Update 08/18/2007:

It seems SJS continues to tell his best friend he’s going out for ice, but then comes back with the mostly liquid version after visitng the business center of the temporary lodgings…but he has informed us the SJBill is the one who figured out the location of the picture:

SJBill | williamgschultz@sbcglobal.net | IP: 75.35.74.155

Howabout up in Maine? Mebbe the FV Sherman Zwicker? The schooner was built in Nova Scotia back in the 40s.

-SJBill

Aug 17, 10:27 PM

BZ, SJBill, for the refined eye needed to figure it out….

Here’s the “award” statement, with added context of the place where MEGEN was:

Steeljaw Scribe | steeljawscribe@gmail.com | steeljawscribe.com | IP: 71.114.62.189

…and SJBill wins the ceegar! 🙂 The one and the same, built in Lunenburg at the same shipyard that built the famed (and my personal favorite) Bluenose and Bluenose II fishing schooner. The Zwicker is part of the exhibit at the Maine Maritime Museum and from which, you can see the latest Arleigh Burke DDG being built in drydock over at Bath Iron Works.
-SJS

Aug 18, 7:23 AM

Note the time stamp…I hate to think what he’ll be using the ice for this early in the morning…maybe to awake the younger generation from their “they need their sleep” sleep.

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7 responses about “So Where’s MEGEN Now?”

  1. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    Oh, it’s maritime all right 😉 And as for the apprentices, recall Han Solo’s comment to Chewbacca — “Laugh it up fuzzball…”
    – SJS

  2. Deborah Aylward said:

    My guess was going to be the Pentagon, until you said “it’s related to something Naval in origin”. Now that SJS has added “…it’s maritime all right…”, that turns it around.

    Therefore, my guess is MEGEN is: beside the boilers at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

    Dear SJS: ‘Tis much weeping, wailing, and woeful whimpering happening over your absence, but so long as you return…well…enjoy your vacation…any Willow trees around and you could…you know…make a big switch. Your decision, sir.

    Veritas et Fidelis Semper

  3. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    Oh, there will be some major switches made, especially in light of today’s post…’twill be Old Testament time ’round the homestead.
    -SJS

  4. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    That is a fully restored/functioning Fairbanks Morse 320hp diesel, if that will help 😉
    -SJS

  5. Deborah Aylward said:

    Well, your clue helps but a little, sir.

    As newer carriers are nulcear-powered, it’s not one of the carriers now at sea.

    Of the older carriers which are now museums, I only know of the USS Midway and the USS Intrepid—which is now being over-hauled.

    As the USS Midway is on the west coast, I think, my guess will be: beside the engines of the USS Intrepid.

    Veritas et Fidelis Semper

  6. SJBill said:

    Howabout up in Maine? Mebbe the FV Sherman Zwicker? The schooner was built in Nova Scotia back in the 40s.

    -SJBill

  7. Steeljaw Scribe said:

    …and SJBill wins the ceegar! 🙂 The one and the same, built in Lunenburg at the same shipyard that built the famed (and my personal favorite) Bluenose and Bluenose II fishing schooner. The Zwicker is part of the exhibit at the Maine Maritime Museum and from which, you can see the latest Arleigh Burke DDG being built in drydock over at Bath Iron Works.
    -SJS

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