May 19, 2015
Fisher opens the
show with a bit of his own family history. In 1947, his
mother, Marquita Olsen, was one of four young women who stowed away
on a luxury liner to Hawaii! The newspapers reported they had
attended a send off party on ship and while walking around touring
the ship, the next thing they knew, they were on their way to
Honolulu! But Fisher's mother told a very different version,
suggesting they were very much "intentional" stowaways.
Fisher's mother passed five years ago, but he decided to see
if he could locate one of the remaining three, even though they
would be very elderly, to see if they could clarify the details.
Of course, he did! He recorded his visit with Terry
Chaffee, age 90, initially for his own purposes, but decided it was
plenty juicy enough to share with his Extreme Genes family.
stowaway, Terry Chaffee, then visits with Fisher about the details
of who the girls went to see off from the wharf at San Francisco
and how they wound up out at sea, while another stowaway was in the
brig! Fisher learns details he never knew before, with an
understanding of just why his mother had held back a few
continues in Segment 3 talking about their arrival in Hawaii, how
they were treated, how they obtained shelter, food, and clothing,
etc., how they got home, and the aftermath of their adventure that
brought them attention from the national press, but also the
See some of the
memorabilia from this crazy event posted on ExtremeGenes.com.
Tom Perry, the
Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com, wraps up the show talking
audio preservation in Segments 4 & 5.
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