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Dockside Cafe / Word game: Anagrammatic variations - 2017
« on: January 01, 2017, 05:29:42 am »
Formerly: Another Word Game

Previous years:
-- 2013
-- 2014
-- 2015
-- 2016

Someone emailed me this...

It is a modified version of anagrams.
Pick a starting word and then continue by changing the order of the letters and/or changing, adding, or deleting one letter.

(reorder and change e to r)
(reorder and delete t)

Well maybe (mix)


could work some magic and improve the story line

What Does THAT Mean? / Location help please.
« on: February 21, 2015, 08:54:21 pm »
Where am I please.
I think we came from Panda Azucar Isd
Underway ~~~~~~~~~~ , and at anchor off Jebu Jebu ?
Looking for what I think is Tebu Tebu.
I have tried google, and by lat/long.
We end up in Cebu.


Lasts last updated Oct 1897.

Officers detached from the vessel.

Surname |Alt name |Given |Position |Comments |

Reference Desk / Enlisted ratings 1894
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:10:27 am »
Can someone place this list where best suited. (Don't go there  :P  )

Does anybody remember this link?
Came across it when sorting my bookmarks out.

(Select ship in bottom left)

It is quite a cool display, with I guess a lot of back office data entry.

Reference Desk / Glossary of Nautical terms Circa 1814.
« on: June 21, 2013, 09:29:08 pm »
I used this link to find out what was happening when they 'Unbent the Jib'

Links start on this page

Dockside Cafe / Tas trip
« on: March 06, 2013, 08:14:06 am »
35C Today

Not saying what temp it was today.  ;)

Two dolphins from a long way away.
Don't blame me it was just the framing. (cape Pillar.)
Hello from the Downunder seals.
Where am I? (The lighthouse may give a clue, and it is  along way south on the Island)

Concord changes barometer part way through 26 June 1891.
anaroid back to mercurial.
They got a new one on the 25th,

If you want to look at similar pages for other ships go to: * * * Index - Use this to find your Ship * * *

Welcome on board the USRC Corwin

This ship was officially known as USRC Thomas Corwin (but also as US Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin and US Revenue Steamer Corwin) during her Revenue Cutter service 1877-1900 and, after modifications, as SS Corwin during her merchant service 1900-1916. Thomas seems to have been dropped in most references.

(The little ship in the background of the picture is the "Walcott")

Have a look around the forum, and don't hesitate to pose questions! There are lots of people who would be happy to respond. Each time you join a new ship have a look for one of these pages.

Feel free to add your own questions and comments to:
Corwin -- Discussion: Questions and Comments

If you are interested in the names of crew members see: Corwin -- Crew Lists

Corwin has a wide variety of log book formats. Some log books are the standard format (or very close to it) that you see in the Tutorial and that the Weather Observation tab is oriented towards. Other log books are very different from the standard format.

We currently have example log pages for the following formats:

Links to further information about the ship:

A fellow transcriber (Kathy) has created a database to help both transcribers and historians (and contributors are welcome!): Searchable Database

What Does THAT Mean? / signaling codes.
« on: October 01, 2012, 03:27:28 am »
Searched for the answer in the forum cannot find it yet, so asking here.
Bear and Thetis seem to keep sending signals by code to each other, example on page shown. (I remembered to send the page this time)  ;D

What were they using codes for in the middle of no where?
They did not use codes Northbound part of the way Southbound only clear signals.
The American did not seem to be at war with anybody in that area.

The Dockyard / Manning -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:16:39 am »
Add your questions and comments to this topic.

If you need help transcribing see: Manning -- Reference: Transcription Example and Log Description

If you are interested in the names of crew members see: Manning -- Crew Lists

Dockside Cafe / Googles thingy of the day.
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:01:28 am »
Google's thingy (what is the name for it?) is Follow in the footsteps of great explorers. See the South Pole with Street View.
Nice little virtual tour of the south Pole.

Dockside Cafe / Northern Lights.
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:23:18 am »
GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS: A remarkably long-lasting geomagnetic storm is in progress as Earth's magnetic field continues to reverberate from a CME strike on July 14th. Sky watchers in Scandinavia, Canada, Alaska and northern-tier US states from Maine to Washington should watch for auroras after nightfall. Observing tip: The hours around local midnight are usually best for aurora-spotting.

Dockside Cafe / Why do the ships go where they do?
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:43:08 am »
Who determines where the ships sail to?

Dockside Cafe / Whats the coldest air or water temp you have recorded?
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:47:02 am »
I'll start it off.
Intrepid 21 Oct 1916 @ Yukanski
19 air, 17 wet, no sea

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