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Caledonia AK-167 - History

Caledonia AK-167 - History

Caledonia II
(AK 167 dp. 2 382, 1. 338'6"; b. 50'; dr. 21'1"; s. 11 k.;
cpi. 85; a. 1 3"; cl. Alamosa)

The second Caledonia (AK-167) was launched 1 January 1945 by Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. V. Brown; acquired by the Navy 13 March 1945; commissioned the same day, Lieutenant F. G. Stelte in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet.

Assigned to a role in the Navy's gigantic logistic task of supplying military forces in the Pacific while still carrying out naval, air, and amphibious warfare, Caledonia sailed from San Francisco 1 May 1945, laden with cargo for the base at Manus, where she began discharging 23 May. The cargo ship completed offloading at Samar, P I, on 22 June, then steamed to Darwin, Australia, and Milne Bay, New Guinea, to reload supplies essentially needed in the Philippines. After offloading at Samar and Subie Bay in August and September, Caledonia made another voyage to Noumea, New Caledonia, for cargo, returning to Samar, from which she cleared 30 December for Baltimore, Md. Caledonia was decommissioned there 25 March 1946, and was returned to the Maritime Commission four days later.


U.S. Route 67 in Arkansas

U.S. Route 67 (US 67) is a U.S. highway running from Presidio, Texas northeast to Sabula, Iowa. In the U.S. state of Arkansas, the route runs 279.15 miles (449.25 km) from the Texas border in Texarkana northeast to the Missouri border near Corning. [1] The route passes through several cities and towns, including Hope, Benton, Little Rock, Jacksonville, Cabot, Beebe, Walnut Ridge, and Pocahontas.

  • I-30 near Texarkana
  • I-30 / US 70 in Benton
  • I-430 in Little Rock
  • I-30 in Little Rock
  • I-630 in Little Rock
  • I-30 / US 65 / US 70 / US 167 in North Little Rock
  • I-30 / I-40 / US 65 in North Little Rock
  • I-40 in North Little Rock
  • I-440 in Jacksonville

USS Albany (5020


Built at SII-Shipyards on Balmung and finished at Arsenal IV , christened in 5019, this behemoth of Union might feature the latest in weapon and defense technology. No other known ship class in the galaxy can take the same pounding and dish out as much destruction as a Union Battleship. No other known species build anything quite like it.

The USS Albany is the flagship of the 19th fleet and is traditionally assigned to the RED Battle Group Cluster First BG.

Union Battleships are also fully equipped with science labs, science crews and extensive med facilities to perform a wide spectrum of missions.

Even though the Union Fleet has designated Fighter Carriers, Battleships carry large fleets of auxiliary crafts with them.

Standard Crew Compliment: 34,000 + 3,500 Marines and 2,500 Auxillary craft crews and pilots.

56 x Translocator Giga load -Dual

23 x TL Sniper Cannons - 1/2 Ly RW - Kilo Load

30 x FTL DE- Projectors 35,000 Terrawatt ea

Plus other weapons of smaller size, point defense cannons, Disintegrators, Plasma Guns, Graviton Cannons, Paralysators and Tech Stop. Planetary Bomb Shafts, Minelaying capability, 400 Wolfcraft Fighters, Thor Gun Boats, 4 Barracuda Destroyers.


USS Albany (1846), a 22-gun sloop-of-war commissioned in 1846 and lost at sea in 1854.
USS Albany (1869), a 14-gun screw sloop-of-war commissioned as USS Contoocook in 1868, renamed Albany in 1869, and decommissioned in 1870
USS Albany (CL-23), a protected cruiser, later reclassified as a light cruiser, in commission from 1900 to 1904, from 1907 to 1913, in 1914, and from 1916 to 1922
USS Albany (CA-72), a heavy cruiser renamed USS Pittsburgh (CA-72) in 1942 prior to the beginning of construction
USS Albany (CA-123), a heavy cruiser in commission from 1946 to 1958, converted to a guided missile cruiser and redesignated USS Albany (CG-10), and then in commission again from 1962 to 1967 and from 1968 to 1980
USS Albany (SSN-753), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine commissioned in 1990 and still in active service


Settlers Arrival

Despite, New Caledonia's discovery in 1774, it wouldn't be truly assimilated into the mass colonial network until later in the 1800s. 1841 marks when Australian sandalwood traders introduced the islanders to the usage of iron. France officially took possession of most of the area in 1853, with aims to turn it into a penal colony, a type of settlement meant to punish criminals with forced labor and isolation from society. The French flag would only officially rise in 1864. After its annexation by France, the development of the colony slowly began to center around settlers colonizing the area, mineral and resource gathering, ranching, and the aforementioned establishment of a penal colony. This process involved the taking of notably large tracts of the land that the Indigenous peoples used. Settlers first arrived in 1855 where they occupied a small area in a relatively uninhabited peninsula, but they soon spread, causing conflict.

The French rulers decided that since the Indigenous peoples weren't making full use of the agricultural potential of the land, the space would instead be given over to colonization efforts. Still, despite all these efforts to settle the land, by the turn of the century, New Caledonia would turn out to be a very underpopulated settlement. Only 8,000 or so prisoners were on the territory and a little bit more than 9,000 settlers were based in the area. Despite this relatively small count of people, massive amounts of land were taken from the Indigenous, with over 241,000 hectares of private property and 53,000 hectares of leased land controlled mostly by just a hundred ranchers.


It’s purpose: to both care for and promote the revitalization of the 150 year-old structure. The board composed of volunteers explored all avenues over their 30-year tenure as custodians of the Mill.

As time went on, interest from the community waned - the cost of restoring the structure would be in the millions the regulatory hurdles involved in renovating the crumbling building with a heritage designation in the river’s flood plain were too much to bear for a handful of volunteers with only their time to offer.

In 2008, the Caledonia Old Mill Light Display started, in part to help generate funds for restoration.

Despite generating thousands of dollars in community donations - and attracting tens of thousands of viewers over it’s six-year run, funds raised were just enough to maintain the show and help keep the building standing - not nearly enough to make any sort of meaningful dent in the cost of restoration.


Caledonia AK-167 - History

Built in 1824 by Jacob Fischer, the Caledonia Wine Cottage was originally built as a Stage stop inn.
The stage coach would drive up on a stone road to the front of the house where the passengers
would disembark for a stay in the inn. The stones for the road are still there to this day. They make
the foundation for the steps that lead into the house. Upon entering the house is a three story
continuous walnut staircase. Story has it that it is the only staircase of its kind in the Ozarks. In
addition, the property is stated to have the second oldest persimmon tree in Missouri. Originally,
the house had 12 rooms and a dirt floor basement. The back of the house contained separate
quarters for the slaves. A separate entrance to the house on the back of the second floor allowed
the slaves to enter. Tunnels connected the two houses on either side of the house and a third
tunnel went to the creek where slaves were moved out to work in the fields and later as part of the
underground for moving slaves north during the civil war. Also during the civil war the house was
turned into a hospital by the union. Wounded soldiers from the battle at Pilot Knob were
transported to this house in Caledonia were they were treated for their wounds. Both confederate
and union soldiers were treated here. Contagious patients were put in the quarantine room at the
top of the house in the third floor. This room was pad locked from the outside and a hole cut in the
door to pass food. The lock and window still exist to this day in the room. When the confederate
soldiers became well enough they were treated as prisoners and locked up in the basement. A
separate room was built and bars put on the windows in this basement room. These bars are still in
place today.

In the early 1900's the Crenshaw family owned the home and William Crenshaw wrote on the back of
the steps "Wishing to go away June 30, 1920". He was 12 years old at the time.

Later the Ramsey Family owned the home into the 1990"s. Haley Ramsey was the owner of the home
when it was submitted to the national Historical Society for a home to registered as a Historic site.
Many people have commented how nice Haley was and how she could often be seen on the
upstairs balcony reading her paper as she watched traffic go by on the road below. Haley was an
avid gardener, who loved to plant flowers. Haley was very active her whole life and would often do
her own yard work, pulling weeds and raking leaves.

The house was later used as an Antique store.

In September of 2006, Dave Buis and Pepper Carpenter purchased the house. They began their
renovations on the home in January of 2007 and opened the Caledonia Wine Cottage on August
31st 2007.

In late 2009, Pepper and Dave had to move out of state and now this historic wonder sits vacant
with a "For Sale" sign awaiting for new owners to deliver another chapter in its extensive history.


Caledonia family asks community to help make Cystic Fibrosis history

CALEDONIA—Sarah is pictured during a breathing test to measure her lung function and any potential deterioration. —Submitted photo.

By Sheila Phibbs

The Haldimand Press

CALEDONIA—Sarah Makkai was just 11 days old when her parents received the news that their newborn was sick – her heel prick test was positive for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Though she struggled to gain weight as a newborn, there was no indication of the disease. Her mom, Deanna, recalls, “We had no idea what this genetic disease even was and my husband and I were very shocked since we have two healthy boys born before Sarah.”

Sarah Makkai

According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, CF is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting 4,344 Canadian children and young adults. It is a progressive, degenerative multi-system disease that mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. There is no cure in the past three years, half of the Canadians with CF who died were under the age of 34.

After Sarah was diagnosed, her parents met with the team at McMaster Children’s Hospital and treatment began immediately. Sarah had to take enzyme pills to help her digest and absorb nutrients, gain weight, and grow. At three months of age, she began inhaled nebulizer treatments and percussion chest physiotherapy twice each day.

Today, at almost eight years old, Sarah has inhaled treatments three times a day and physiotherapy twice a day. More of each treatment is required if she is sick. She takes approximately 20 pills a day and has to eat a high fat, high protein diet with extra salt. Her mom says, “These treatments are proactive to help keep her as healthy as possible and delay the deterioration of her lungs and to ensure she’s getting the nourishment she needs to survive.”

The Caledonia family is aware that individuals with CF are prone to lung infections, which increase the damage to the lungs. As a result, Sarah needs antibiotics several times a year. Regular clinic visits include blood tests, chest x-rays, and breathing tests, along with meetings with various medical team members to monitor her health. Deanna says, “We have been lucky to avoid hospital admissions so far, unlike many families with CF.”

Through this intense health care regiment, Deanna says, “Sarah is a bright light in the lives of everyone who knows her.”

Her favourite activities are singing and playing on her trampoline, both of which are highly encouraged as they provide exercise for the lungs. But it also means that she needs even more calories and salt to aid her growth and replenish the loss of salt during physical activity. Deanna admits that keeping Sarah gaining weight is an ongoing challenge.

While there have been health challenges in Sarah’s young life, the Makkais are bolstered by the support of family and friends. In the years since she was diagnosed, Team Sarah’s Strength has participated in the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History each May, which is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. The walk began in 2005 and is the largest fundraising event for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

SELKIRK—Sarah Makkai is almost eight years old. She and her family are raising money and awareness for the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. Shown is Team Sarah’s Strength at the 2018 Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History.
—Submitted photos.

Due to the pandemic, the walk could not take place as an in-person event in 2020 so the Makkais created an encouraging video featuring short clips of family and friends walking on their own for CF to help raise awareness and funds. Deanna says they have been brainstorming for a creative idea to replace this year’s walk and continue to share the link to raise money for this important cause.

As the Makkais do their part to help find a cure, Deanna says, “It has been very exciting for us to see the progress being made and that wouldn’t be possible without the support of everyone in the community who helps support CF Canada and these fundraising events. It gives us a lot of hope for Sarah’s future but, unfortunately, our fight is not over. We won’t give up fighting for access to a cure or control for Cystic Fibrosis – for her and all of those affected!”


The History of Caledonia’s Clam Chowder

From the restaurant that overlooks the saltwater marsh to its championship golf course, the Caledonia experience is one thing you will never forget. While enjoying your round, make sure you stop and get a cup of the famous complimentary Caledonia Clam Chowder.

You might be wondering how in the world clam chowder ended up on a golf course in South Carolina. One of the locals in the area, George Young, created the recipe in 1994 and started serving it to golfers when the club opened. Originally the chowder was called “fish stew,” but after northerners began flocking to the area in the winter, the once named fish stew soon took on its current clam chowder label. Nearly 25 years later, the chowder continues to be a favorite among visiting golfers.

The chowder fits perfectly with the casual, Lowcountry ambience that Caledonia provides – combining colorful azaleas, low hanging moss, the old-style clubhouse built on an old rice field, and the saltwater marsh which runs throughout the entire property. The Caledonia Clam Chowder truly brings the Lowcountry experience full circle.

Where do you get this Caledonia delicacy, you ask? While playing the championship golf course at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, stop in between the 9th green and 10th tee and pick up a cup. You won’t regret it, and it’s there every day until the pot runs dry!


Caledonia AK-167 - History

A Brief History of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church & School

Caledonia, Wisconsin (1855-2016)

Trinity had its beginnings about 1847 as circuit riders met with Lutheran immigrants in their homes. The congregation was formally organized in 1855 with eight charter families. A wood frame church was erected and a Christian day school was built in 1868. Trinity is one of the first Wisconsin Synod congregations to be founded in the Milwaukee area.

Services and school classes were conducted in German until 1909-1910, when English became the norm. The first parsonage was constructed in 1902 and still is in service. A second church was built in 1911 on the corner of Nicholson and Seven Mile Road at a cost of $11,000. It stood until the mid-1980s and was razed when the third (current) church was built in 1983. Ministry continued uneventfully until 1950, when a new school was built on Seven Mile Road.

In 1957 a home was purchased just south of the property to house the first school principal, Rupert Rosin. Today it still houses a member of the teaching staff. In 1961 a second school building was erected, known as the Nicholson School. This building abuts the current church building. That same year the congregation marked the 5th anniversary of the second church and one year later Lutheran Pioneers was established for youth ministry. In 1966 the first Kindergarten was begun. A building fund was established for the potential of building a new church. In 1975 a third home was purchased as a second teacherage.

In the 125th anniversary year of the congregation, major renovation was made to the original parsonage. A full-time vicarage program as established and the congregation moved from the WISCO high school federation to the Shoreland High School Federation. The third church building was completed in 1983 and still is the worship facility today.

In the 1980’s the congregation grew to nearly 700 communicants. There was a period of slight decline in the mid 1990’s when membership dipped to 520 communicants and about 800 souls. After a series of some 20 vicars, the congregation called an associate pastor in 1997 and David Wierschke accepted the call. After Pastor John Schroeder retired, Trinity made use of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s Senior Vicar Program, for a part time man for preaching, teaching, and visitation. The congregation then requested a seminary graduate and in 2007 Pastor Emile Burgess was assigned to serve Trinity.

In 1998 regular midweek services were added to the regular worship schedule. Afternoon services coordinated with the elementary school dismissal time were added for Lent including Ash Wednesday and Good Friday in 2008 and attendance at those services has increased considerably.

In 2001 a “Phase II” committee began exploring possible expansion for school and fellowship purposes. In 2002 and Endowment Fund was established, which helps earned interest off of principle to fund five major areas of ministry. The same year the Boy Pioneers was revitalized after many years of dormancy and has been very successful under dedicated leadership.

In 2003 a Building Expansion Committee was formed and the fruits of their labor – including classrooms, Fellowship Hall, kitchen, and gymnasium – were dedicated in 2008. Cost of the expansion construction was a little under 2 million dollars. In 2009 Trinity Lutheran School added a seventh full time teaching position to allow for better class size distribution as well as support continued growth. This followed staff increases in 2006 of adding a sixth teacher and in 2008 of expanding Kindergarten to full time. A seventh teacher was added in 2014 and an eighth teacher in 2015.

In 2010 Trinity earned accreditation through WELSSA and NCPSA, the National Council for Private School Accreditation. And again in 2016, Trinity was re-accredited earning an Exemplary Certificate. In 2014 Trinity became eligible for the Parental Choice Program, first for the Racine Parental Choice Program and in 2016, the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.

Trinity church and school has struggled through this economic climate. However, the Lord of the Church has been gracious in bringing souls to serve with the gospel in the classroom and the sanctuary. Currently our school enjoys an enrollment of 170+ students and the number of souls under the church’s care continues to steadily grow. Today Trinity Congregation serves 722 communicants 929 baptized souls. Trinity is also grateful to God that we have about 50 students per year continue their Christian education at Shoreland Lutheran High School. May Jesus continue to grant such growth to our corner of the Kingdom until he returns in full glory.


Caledonia AK-167 - History

Hello and welcome to the Village of Caledonia! We look forward to having you visit.

The Village of Caledonia has been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a historical district and we have over 20 beautiful historic homes, businesses, churches and cemeteries to visit as you “step back in time”.

Caledonia is in the heart of the Bellevue Valley, nearby several of Missouri’s most popular state parks and other sites along Highways 21 and 32. Come spend the day in Caledonia visiting our variety of places to shop or eat or spend some time exploring all our area has to offer by staying at one of our B&B or guest houses. We also have other services available while visiting Caledonia, including our famous Village Barn, popular for wedding receptions and events.

The things I love most about Caledonia are our community and the people in it. I am constantly amazed at how creatively and collectively our citizens work together to create shared values and the vision for this wonderful place the place we all call “home”.

Various events occur yearly in Caledonia, sponsored by the Village Board, the Caledonia Community Betterment Organization, the Bellevue Valley Historical Society, our local business owners, our local school district, and other fine civic organizations.

Caledonia is heavily rooted in our history and the talent, dedication and hard work of all our citizens. I couldn’t be more proud than to serve as Mayor.

If you’re already a part of our community, thank you. If you are considering relocating your home or business to Caledonia – or simply thinking about a visit – please do! You won’t be disappointed.

Come and enjoy all that is Caledonia!

John M. Robinson, III, Mayor

Village Menu

Book the Barn or Community Center

If you are looking for a large and unique setting, Caledonia’s Village Barn is available for weddings, receptions, birthdays, or other social gatherings, give us a call at 573-779-3492 Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Caledonia Community Center

For smaller gatherings (40 people or less) the community Center may be just what you need. The community Center has heating and air conditioning so it is not restricted to certain months of the year. Once again just us at 573-779-3492 Monday, Wednesday, or Friday for booking availability.


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