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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:02:17 am »
I DID IT!

At exactly midnight, I transcribed the Events page of December 31st, 1915, thus finishing not just my stream, but my entire contribution to OW Classic!

Congratulations.  You have made an awesome contribution - not just in terms of the sheer number of WRs transcribed  but also in your forum activities. 

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6th September 1915 Albatross
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol055of055/vol055of055_0047_1.jpg
( "Labor day")

Holliday, no school.  :)

But working just the same as usual  :(


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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: November 30, 2017, 08:51:40 pm »
They are near the lightship based at the mouth of the Columbia River. 

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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:36:23 am »
We are in mid June so we should not finish too far behind you.

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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: November 25, 2017, 02:46:10 pm »
June 5th 1915 Sausalito
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol054of055/vol054of055_0159_1.jpg

Sent Motor boat to rescue two men in capsized sail boat, took men:- J.W.Wiblin. F.R.Barker Soldiers from Fort Baker, to Sausalito, Marblehead's boat towed their boat ashore.

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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Crew Lists
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:46:45 am »
2nd March 1915
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol054of055/vol054of055_0080_1.jpg

delivered G.C. medal dated Dec. 20 1913 to Schutz (F1c.)

Better late than never.

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12th February 1915 Albatross at Alameda California
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol054of055/vol054of055_0058_1.jpg

working party of 4 men left the ship for Safo[?] Grounds

no school on account of it being a holiday (Lincoln's Birthday,)


working party from Exposition returned on board at 5.30

Possibly the Panama?California Exposition in San Diego celebrating the completion of the Panama canal

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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:01:47 am »
A bit of forgery going on.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol054of055/vol054of055_0015_1.jpg

Not a nice way to start the year.  >:(

11th January 1915
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol054of055/vol054of055_0020_1.jpg
at 12.50 delivered R.Villaneuva (M.att.1cl.) to the civil authorities he being charged with passing bogus checks.

He had also recently needed escorting to a police court in S.F. charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 20, 2017, 07:08:59 pm »
Dr I.H.Dunlap is one of the Fisheries staff.  I cannot find much about him.

Fred Sauter (last part of insert) ran a big family business in New York.  A taxidermy business.  I found a colourful blog post about this.

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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. 

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Albatross August 9 1914 Kodiak Harbor
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol053of055/vol053of055_0050_1.jpg

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

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Then a few days later Albatross have problems with their own anchor.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol053of055/vol053of055_0030_1.jpg

Does this tale have you anchored to your seats waiting for the next exciting episode?   ;D
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Its a real cliff-anchor.  Can't wait to kedge the next episode.

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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!

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Albatross 17th July 1914 Iliuliuk Harbor Unalaska
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol053of055/vol053of055_0022_1.jpg
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


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