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June 2 1913 Sausalito
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At 2.45 p.m. put fire & rescue party ashore in answer to alarm in town.

At 7.10 pm. sent fire & rescue party ashore in answer to town fire alarm.

June 11 1913 Sausalito
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At 3.40 pm sent fire and rescue party ashore in answer to town fire alarm.  Party returned at 4.30 pm having assisted in extinguishing a brush fire.

July 10th 1913
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Send Motorboat to U.S.S. Iroquois at 12.40 am to assist towing boats for Fireparty.

At 3.05 pm Sent A party of 26 men ashore to cooperate with the Army & assist them in fighting forest fires on Mount Talmalpais.  Surgeon J.C.Thompson U.S.N. proceeded later.

There are reports of several thousand people fighting these fires in the local newspapers.

July 11th 1913
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At 9.20 a.m. sent a party of six men to report to Comd'g Officer at Fort Baker to help extinguish a small grass fire, party returned at 11.00 am.

At 9.30 am sent Schramm, Benson, McPherson and Emsley with provisions to report to C.B.M.Hahms and remain with party until fire is extinguished.

At 2.50 p.m. Haase came on board for shelter canvas returning again to fire party.

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June 25th 1913,
Looks like we may get something fixed soon. 3 quotes asked for.

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10th July 1913
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Bids for repairs to the Albatross were opened on board at 10 am and, after eliminating certain items, were found to stand as follows:  United Eng. Wks - 34,274.00  Navy Yard - 38,882.00  Moore & Scott - 40,213.40  Union Iron Wks - 41,283.00.

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Well done everyone.

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This is something that's gone through my mind a lot - what a vast upheaval it must be to change rigging systems - or gradually put steam into a ship, and then change from a little donkey boiler to something bigger.  And after that you've lost a section of your storage space.  :-\

I do wonder if the sails were really awfully useful once an engine was in the ship.  There is increasingly less mention of sails being set as the Albatross log books progress through the years.  Maybe it is just not being recorded as much - but even this would be an indication that this form of sailing was less important to the vessel than it was.

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According to Wikipaedia

 "Late in this period, during the fiscal year 1913, Albatross underwent a major refit at Mare Island that altered her rigging from brigantine to schooner and enlarged her deckhouse, as the pilot house was extended to provide two offices and a new stateroom for the executive officer. In addition, a radio "shack" was built forward of the mainmast."

She was regarded as unseaworthy since her return from her last expedition which is why she has only been used for local surveys in San Francisco Bay.

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June 2 1913 Sausalito
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol050of055/vol050of055_0194_1.jpg
At 2.45 p.m. put fire & rescue party ashore in answer to alarm in town.

At 7.10 pm. sent fire & rescue party ashore in answer to town fire alarm.

June 11 1913 Sausalito
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At 3.40 pm sent fire and rescue party ashore in answer to town fire alarm.  Party returned at 4.30 pm having assisted in extinguishing a brush fire.


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May 30 1913 Sausalito
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Holiday

At 12 meridian Half masted colors during a salute of 21 minute guns, fired by U.S.S. Marblehead and U.S.R.C. McCulloch

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Technical Support / Re: Interface/Browser issues
« on: July 24, 2017, 09:42:25 am »
Still the same

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Technical Support / Re: Interface/Browser issues
« on: July 24, 2017, 05:50:31 am »
Getting the 'Sorry but something went wrong' screen when I try to transcribe this morning. 

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:00:15 pm »
Happy Birthday

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April 2nd 1913 Sausalito
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At 1.10 Pm a Small sail boat capsized, the u.s.s. Hopkins & this ship sent assistance & picked up boat.

April 5th 1913 Sausalito
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Picked up drifting Motorlaunch Marylyn at 5.30. a.m.

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22nd March 1913 Sausalito
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Motorboat carried away inboard stringer of port gangway ladder, same unshipped for repairs.

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I have noticed several references to dredging using orange peel.  I thought this was a misreading on my part but there is an actual orange peel bucket used as a grab to obtain bottom samples.

Jan 27th 1913
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taking two bottom samples using orange peel bucket.

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The Albatross frequently carried Dr Leonhard Stejneger as their leading scientist for studying the fur seal colonies.  He was an American citizen who had been born in Bergen.  I think his diaries may be part of another zooniverse project.  He travelled widely with the ship throughout Alaska, Bering sea, Kuril Islands and Japan. 
Judging by the surnames of the crew there was a quite large proportion of people of Scandinavian descent on the ship as well. 

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Jan 6 1913 Sausalito
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At 1.00 pm fire started on board schooner in Richardson bay.  fire & rescue parties were sent from Revenue Cutters and extinguished same.

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