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Old May 19th, 2011, 04:49 PM
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RANDOM Q? White SW 90 in Alaska

The first time I saw a Defender in person was when I was in False Pass (population 64) or Cold Bay (population 88), Alaska. Which is out on the Alaska penninsula. I was out there in the Coast Guard fixing buoy's...

It was a D-90 Station Wagon in White. This was in the fall of 1999. I know it's a long shot but somebody shipped that truck out to the middle of nowhere.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:35 PM
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You might get an answer that will help you out if you ask your random question.

I do not know AK at all, but my buddy had his truck shipped to Dillingham from Seattle. Perhaps that was an answer to the question you were posing.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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I think his question was what the population of False Pass, Alaska is?

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The first time I saw a Defender in person was when I was in False Pass (population 64) or Cold Bay (population 88), Alaska. Which is out on the Alaska penninsula. I was out there in the Coast Guard fixing buoy's...

It was a D-90 Station Wagon in White. This was in the fall of 1999. I know it's a long shot but somebody shipped that truck out to the middle of nowhere.

I have a good friend who was up there tending buoy's at the same time. The name Billy Chrimes sound at all familiar?
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I have a good friend who was up there tending buoy's at the same time. The name Billy Chrimes sound at all familiar?

Billy Chrimes does not ring a bell. I was on the Firebush out of Kodiak. There was the Ironwood, I will check with some of the guys I knew on that ship.


My question was is anybody on the board here the possible owner that started my interest in Defenders. Short story: I was a Boatwainsmate coming into port and there was a D-90 on the Pier and I looked at my supervisor and said what an awesome truck that was. He was former British MOD and said "the Defender is the most capable vehicle in the world...."

That being said. How the did a Defender get out to False Pass and is it still there....

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You might get an answer that will help you out if you ask your random question.

I do not know AK at all, but my buddy had his truck shipped to Dillingham from Seattle. Perhaps that was an answer to the question you were posing.

Dillingham is a whole different port. I think the guy who owned this 90 was the harbormaster, or mayor of some sort. If he was the mayor we have stories.....
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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Apparently a couple of Land Rover enthusiasts in False Pass. Found a pic here ( http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52257576 ) that shows a Discovery parked next to what I assume is the local general store. (also below) Also on the dock. ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstephenconn/4864262129/ )


P.S.- Also, found another cool pic taken from a dock, though no Rovers in it. (too big to attach, see link below)

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if that defender has been out in the aleutians since 99 there probably isnt much left but a pile of rust flakes. a nice day out there is when it stops raining for an hour and the wind dies down to 20 knots. getting a vehicle out there can be surprisingly easy(not necessarily cheap) there is regular barge service and the alaska marine ferry also makes a trip out the aleutians once a year. if you need it now and cost is not an issue you can have it flown in. one strategy for locals out that way is to buy a vehicle on credit, get it out there and then stop making payments. they are betting that the bank wont go to the expense of repossessing a vehicle from way out there. a friend of mine is a commercial pilot and he's done a few repo trips out to the aleutians. he says the banks do that occasionally to try and keep people honest.
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I didn't think anybody on the board knew about it... It was one of 2 defenders I have seen in Alaska... Below is a pic of the second one I saw in 08
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Mine was there from '02 to '07 when I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB... There was also a red ST at Land Rover Anchorage for sale in '04.
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