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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:19:12 am »
I have not seen any record of them coming on board.  10 have just been left in Seward, Alaska.  There are many log mentions of foxes found dead in the log books.  They have not adapted well to captivity on board a ship.
I think these are Blue Fox - a colour variation of the Arctic Fox -much prized for their fur.  Dr E.L.Jones , the Deputy Commissioner of Fisheries, is looking at or trying to introduce Fox Farms to Alaska.  The Govt. wanted to lease small islands off of Alaska and introduce the Foxes there.  I do not think the local seabird population were keen on the idea.
There was a small industry doing this in the 1920s until the Depression. 

Albatross August 9 1914 Kodiak Harbor

while hoisting wherry Wepner Sea dropped lantern overboard while passing it aboard


Then a few days later Albatross have problems with their own anchor.

Does this tale have you anchored to your seats waiting for the next exciting episode?   ;D

Its a real cliff-anchor.  Can't wait to kedge the next episode.

Geographical Help / Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« on: October 14, 2017, 10:16:15 pm »
Needle Rock
Location:  Alaska, United States, North America
Latitude:  53? 55' 27.6" (53.9243?) north
Longitude:  166? 31' 52.5" (166.5313?) west

Added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Hurlock!

Albatross 17th July 1914 Iliuliuk Harbor Unalaska
Found one anchor

At 8.45 hove up kedge anchor and picked up and old anchor with 30 fms of one inch chain, with fluke of kedge anchor

The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:37:47 am »
1st July 1914 Near LaTouche Harbor Alaska

At 2.36 Defries G Blmkr discovered and reported a Fire in Sail room, sounded call to fire quarters and located fire in Enginers store room in locker which is secured to bulkhead between Sail room and Enginers store room water started at 2.39. water shut off at 2.40. used Fire Extinguisher- and buckets of water to Extinguish fire. at 3.00 fire reported out to Captain at 3.15 secured from fire quarters. cause of fire not known.

At 10.30 Board consisting of Lt.(J.G.) J.F.McClain, Ch Bosn J.Mahoney and Ch.Mach. A.D.Devine met to investigate the cause of a fire which occoured in Enginers store room at 2.36 am July 1st.

Geographical Help / Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:46:29 pm »
Chicken Island
Latitude:  60? 2' 23" (60.0397?) north
Longitude:  147? 55' 58" (147.9328?) west

Added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Hurlock!

Technical Support / Re: Interface/Browser issues
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:49:47 am »
Website down for access to the transcription pages - getting a we're sorry message.  Back now but was down for 30mins or so at 6.15 this morning.

He died in 1928 according to a Yakutat ancestry site.

Albatross 24th June 1914 Yakutat, Alaska

E.M.Axelson came aboard with a Native named Jack Paddy for Medical treatment an was operated on for tumor by P.Asst Surg C.W.Smith assisted by H.C.Kellers (Hos st).

Rev. E.M.Axelson and his wife ran the local school in Yakutat.

The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:11:54 pm »

enrout from union bay to Juaneu Alask

These new textbooks are working wonders!

Dockside Cafe / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:37:34 pm »
Having a day of Tom Petty. RIP.
When you listen to him you can feel how much he is enjoying making the music.  What Rock and Roll is all about.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 07, 2017, 08:17:39 am »
Canny timetabling to fit in 24 annual events since 1996.  If you miss this one it might not be very long to the next one.

The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 05, 2017, 06:33:02 am »
30th January 1914 Mare Island Navy Yard

They also seem to have started giving the crew lessons every day for the last few days.  This is being noted in the log books as

Instructed crew in various subjects from 1.15 pm to 2.30pm.

June 8 1914 -
Rec'd from Genl. Store Keeper, Navy Yard, New York the following school books:
2 copies School arithmetic by Colaw
2 " History of U.S. by Fisher
2 " Kindalls business English
2 " Doscriptive Speller, aiton
2 " Frye's Higher Geography

Old Weather and Zooniverse News / Re: Zooniverse news
« on: September 28, 2017, 10:39:30 pm »
Can we claim fares back?
rofl  ;D ;D ;D
(Mind you - if they did I'd meet you all there for a cup of tea and a fun time - what do you reckon Hurlock?  ;) )

How many sugars? ;)

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