On Lake Pontchartrain.
"Men of the 182nd General Hospital, under the command of Colonel Charles Kirkpatrick, board Higgins boats at West End for a trip across the lake. The operators of the boats are men of the Coast Guard and Navy, students of the Higgins Boat Operators and Marine Engine Maintenance School." The lake was an important testing and training venue for Higgins boats throughout the war.
[from January-March, 1944 (p. 119)]
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