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Geographical Help / Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:26:49 pm »
I found a couple of references in the Fairbanks Miner. No help, of course...

THE ALASKA MINER Tuesday. October 22, 1940 Page 5 Colorful Oldtimer, Who Once Hod Price on Head, Goes on Last Trail NOME, Oct. 16. ? I:a M. Rank. 73, one of Alaska's most colorful gold rushers and traders on whose head Russia's revolutionists once set a price, died. Forced to abandon ship en his last voyage to Barrow, he became ill and was taken off the Teller and flown here where he died from a hemmorhage as the result of an intestinal disorder. Rank came north in 1903, packed over the Chilkoot Pass, bought a merchantile store hare, and owned and operated a trading post at Blubber Bay, Siberia until it was confiscated during the Bolsheviki revolution in 1917 but escaped capture.

I hunted for Ira M. Rank, but found nothing useful.

Dockside Cafe / Re: New OW rankings
« on: August 13, 2017, 06:43:21 pm »
Bravo!!!!!!  Amazing!!!!

Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:35:13 pm »
 :) :) :)

Geographical Help / Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:15:40 pm »
I tried, but gave up...  :-[

I just read all five pages. Lovely! I wonder why they were never sent???  :-\

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat
« on: August 06, 2017, 07:52:46 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat
« on: August 06, 2017, 12:09:08 am »
Darwin award please.

You may not know but this has been one of the worst fire seasons in B.C. with over 880 fires so far this year. About 50,000 people have been evacuated from their homes from various communities and at various times. Residents of the town of William's Lake, pop. 10,000, have been allowed back, although they are still under an evacuation alert because the fire danger is extreme.

My nominee for a Darwin award is the resident from William's Lake who was just fined for setting off fireworks to celebrate his return. Not only are open fires banned in much of the province but, in many areas, even driving off road vehicles off roads is not allowed. The bush is so dry that even people towing trailers have started fires if they have the trailer safety chains dragging on the road and generating sparks.

So, you can just imagine what the people in William's Lake are thinking about this drunken fool and his fireworks.

Police detained the man until he was not longer intoxicated.

He was fined more than $1,000 for for allegedly dropping, releasing or mishandling a burning substance, as well as for failing to comply with high risk activity restrictions under  the provincial B.C. Wildfire Act and its regulations.

Police say they're thankful to people who called in the complaint.

"Had this man's actions been overlooked, the outcome could have been dire for the entire community," the release said.

​Williams Lake remains on an evacuation alert.

Nope, you're done!!!!    :) :) :) :) :)

I logged in and I got a page for Albatross 1900.

Fireworks please!

So, it's Albatross 1900 or Yorktown.

I'll let, you, Leelaht, make the official announcement on Chat, or wherever.  ;)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat
« on: August 04, 2017, 11:41:37 pm »

Ha, I stayed up late last night to finish May.  I have 2 hours to get as much of June as I can (plus eat dinner).

Hmmmph. If you were really addicted to OW, thoughts of dinner wouldn't even cross your mind!

 ;D ;D ;D

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat
« on: August 03, 2017, 11:05:45 pm »
 Thanks, Joan. :) :) :)

In the second week of August, 1903, Thetis couldn't get much farther than Icy Cape on her trip to Point Barrow, Alaska. She had to turn back because the ice was too heavy. She should have waited for 2017. Image courtesy of these fine people.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat
« on: August 03, 2017, 07:30:46 pm »
I was just speaking with my sister, who has a Ph. D. so she must be very smart, and she told me:

True = What you choose to believe

and the corollary which follows immediately:

What you choose to believe = True

She suggested, therefore, that I should stop trying to find ice, because I could choose to believe that it's not necessary, and I should take the cat for a walk but, for the moment, I choose to believe that he isn't interested.  ;D

I think this new paradigm has great possibilities for getting me out of all sorts of things I don't want to do, and to do all sorts of things I shouldn't be doing!   :o  ;D ;D ;D

'100% Complete'

Getting close!

 8) 8) 8)

Bravo!  I looked a few days ago and the page that came up was 1 April. The page that comes up now is 8 June. It won't be long until it's done.  :) :) :)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:42:52 pm »
What's cake?   :'( :'( :'( :'(

It's a type of lump of sea ice Michael - the thing you probably dream about these days!  ;D

Ahhhh. Thank you. If nothing else, my virtual supply seems unlimited.  :)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« on: August 02, 2017, 07:00:13 pm »
What's cake?   :'( :'( :'( :'(

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