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Perhaps that happened because he was weary.

 ;D ;D ;D

Weary Wepner wasn't wary hoisting wherry.

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: October 14, 2017, 03:17:36 pm »
You look good in red, Hanibal!   ;D ;D ;D

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The Dockyard / Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: October 14, 2017, 03:16:01 pm »
Sailing for days in fog, rain, wind and, depending on the time of year, ice. Dropping into little villages of a few people to drop off a teacher and a nurse and a sack or two of mail. What could be boring about that?  ;D ;D ;D

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 13, 2017, 06:12:01 pm »
And, from the other end of the world, you can listen to this.  I'm not sure if there is a requirement to live in North America.

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 12, 2017, 07:48:56 pm »
 8) 8) 8)

Although I note that the Northland made no mention of Mrs. Lindbergh.  ;)

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:39:40 pm »
This day in history.

Monday, August 10, 1931. U.S.C.G.S. Northland. Anchored off Wainwright, Alaska: 70 40N, 160 10W
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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Anchored as before. 7:05 Sea plane with C. A. Lidbergh passed over, heading southeastward.

I think I've heard of that guy.  ;D

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 12, 2017, 03:32:52 pm »
Amen to that!

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:44:48 pm »

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:11:00 pm »
Not instant!
Bob's extra thick, whole grain, rolled oats ;D
(he won last year!)

Whew! OK. Heart rate is going back to normal...

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 08, 2017, 09:41:23 pm »
I microwave mine too - but I use milk instead of water.

 :o :o :o :o  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Not shocked by the idea of milk. However, the idea of instant oats in a microwave leads me speechless...

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Whalers' Shipyard / Re: William Baylies - Crew and People Met
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:33:42 pm »
 :o :o :o

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:53:57 am »
Hmmm. I guess I would have to charter a Concord to get there on time, but they aren't flying any longer, and I don't suppose the U. S. A. F. would loan me an SR-71 Blackbird for a couple of days.  :'( :'( :'(

You're in luck, Joan. I won't be able to take the prize away from you. It's all yours...  ;)

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:46:12 am »
I'm deciding whether the value of the golden spurtle and the honour of winning it is worth the cost of a return flight to Scotland.  ;D ;D ;D

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Old Weather and Zooniverse News / Re: Old Weather In The News
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:43:37 pm »
Indeed!

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:38:55 am »
Being the only one working on the Northland, I thought I would post little interesting bits here.

Northland 24 July 1929

Anchored at: 66.12 -161.90.  (Off Cape Blossom, Alaska)

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8 AM to Meridian
Lowered motor surf boat and sent an additional working party on shore, in charge of Boatswain H. M Berg, to assist in locating and salvaging disabled airplane. Omitted quarters and drills on account of crew working party being on shore.

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
7:06, working party returned aboard, having pushed the stranded airplane several miles and enabled it to take off and go to Kotzebue.

Back around the year 2000, a dozen of us paddled the Wind River in the Yukon. Very remote, you need to charter a bush plane, an old single engine Otter, to fly north from Mayo and land near the head of the river. You then paddle for two weeks to the confluence of the Peel River, at which time another airplane picks you up. Half way down the river we were surprised to see a couple of planes and perhaps a helicopter flying around. It turns out that one of the Otters, picking up a group from a lake to the east of us, ran out of room on the lake and ran into the trees at the end of the lake. Another Otter came, picked up the people, and dropped off a mechanic to fix the wounded plane. As the second plane, or maybe it was a third one - I forget - was flying up the Wind the weather closed in and the pilot decided to land on the river. He hit some rocks and punctured his floats, so he ran up on shore. It was a while after this that we happened on the scene. The pilot had pumped out his floats, and he figured if we could pull him off the rocks, all the passengers long since gone in the helicopter, he would have just enough time to get in the air before his floats filled completely and he would turn into a submarine. So the dozen of us attached ropes to the plane and managed to get him pointed in the right direction and pull him off the rocks and into the water. With a roar, he made it into the air, with water pouring from his damaged floats as he gradually gained height.

This was very exciting and all, but the thought that stuck with us was this: these are the guys who are going to be picking us up in a week!?!   ;D ;D ;D

I posted some photos of the trip here.

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