Dawgs Travel Down-Island to Kaoshiung City in 1970
and the Pescadore Islands in 1972.
Updated 29 October 2010 / Added 27 May 2009
The photos below were taken during two trips down-island to Kaohsiung City by Dawg Flighters in Sept. 1970 and Nov. 1970.
Trips to Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 1970
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Sources: (Left) "A Pocket Guide To Taiwan", Dept. of Defense (July 2, 1965)
(Right) Kaohsiung and the southern tip of Taiwan. "Map of Taiwan", Nan Hua Publishing Co., Ltd., Taipei, 1971
Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan, is located on the lower southwestern coast of Taiwan.
Kaohsiung (click here for website) is a major center for manufacturing, refining, and transportation. It is the
major port through which most of Taiwan's oil is imported, which accounts for the large amount of heavy industry there.
Over a long break in September 1970 three Dawg Flighters flew down-island via China Airlines to the southwestern seaport city
of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Trip members included Steve "PB" Swallom (KY), Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (CA), Bill Coffey (NYC).
1970 Kaohsiung Photos by Swallom
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1.) Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (CA).   2.) Bill Coffey (NYC).   3.). Steve Swallom and the group's Kaohsiung tour guide.
1970 Photos by Swallom (Click on Photos to Enlarge)
1.) Jim Fitzgerald and Bill Coffey   2.) The Hotel Love River where the Dawgs stayed in Kaoshiung. The hotel was located near Kaoshiung's Love River.
3.) The Hotel Love River bar. (Pioneer CS-77 speaker far left).
Four photos taken in Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City by Nelson "Shaky" Carpenter during a trip down-island by train and bus over a long break in Nov. 1970. "Shaky" traveled through Kaohsiung on his way south to see the
Oluanpi ("Elaunbi") Lighthouse (click here for website) located on the southernmost tip of Taiwan on Cape Oluanpi (Eluanbi) (ref. maps above). Dayong Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City
1970 Kaohsiung photos by Carpenter (Click on Photos to Enlarge)
Oluanpi Lighthouse, courtesy of "taipics.com"
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Note: The first three shots above were taken from a pedestrian bridge over Dayong Road.
1.) Dayong Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City. The Guangfu Theater is on the far right.
2.) The Guangfu Theater ticket windows are below the signs. The movie theater, located next to a bank in the photo, was destroyed in October 2002 due to the construction of a subway.
3.) Another shot from the pedestrian bridge looking in the opposite direction.
4.) Shops in a market on Sinle St., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City. (The shop on the far left is still there today and is a dental clinic...its address is No.139 Sinle Street, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City).
All the Dawg Flighters and guests on the trip flew from Taipei International Airport via
1972 Dawg Flight Trip to the Pescadore Islands, Taiwan
Taiwan's China Air Lines to Makung on Penghu Island in the Pescadores over a long break.
Pescadore Islands (click here for website), also known as the Penghu Islands, are an archipelago of 64 islands in the Taiwan Strait about 25 to 30 miles west of
Taiwan's southwest coast. The islands are named after its biggest island, Penghu, which is where the capital Makung is located. Makung is about 40 minutes from Taipei by air.
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Source: "A Pocket Guide To Taiwan", Dept. of Defense (July 2, 1965)
The Pescadore Islands (left center of the map) are located in the
Taiwan Strait off the central western coast of Taiwan.
The Penscadore Islands
1972 Photos by Schultz (Click on Photos to Enlarge)
1. Climbing the spiral staircase inside the seven story, 200 feet tall
Yuwongdao Lighthouse (click here for website) on Yuwongdao (Siyu) Island in the Pescadores are Will Tolbert (blue-lower center at "6 o'clock"), Richard "Rick" Aleshire (possible ID-green shirt on left at "9 o'clock"), Charles "Chuck" DeCarlo (with hat at top at "12 o'clock").
2. Taking a break in the Pescadores are (from left) Wil Tolbert, Danny Rish (orange shirt), Buddy Ray Tallman (KY), Richard "Rick" Aleshire (possible ID-center, green shirt with two cameras), Charles DeCarlo (white shirt and camera), unidentified (far right-striped shirt).
3. (From left) Danny Rish (NY), Mrs. June Tolbert, Paul Schultz and Charles "Chuck" DeCarlo (NV)
4. June and Wil Tolbert (blue shirt-center) touring an island in the Pescadores. (The Taiwan Strait is in the background).