These shows always pushed our limits of crews and equipment.
With 25 mine and comet positions around the island the effects were grand, and pairs of 10" and 12" shells braking above the island while we pumped music out across the water.
Saddleback Island, on Big Lake, the largest recrational lake in Alaska, has been location of many fireworks shows over the years . . . Since the 4th of July is always a busy time of the year for pyrotechnicians, Tom Walker and I decided that if we were going to do a show, just for us and our friends and Tom's neighbors on Big Lake, we should do it in the Fall, when it starts getting dark at a reasonable hour, so the fireworks can be appreciated more than during the light days of summer. Thus began "FALL FINALE"