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Geographical Help / Re: Chat
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:14:05 pm »
I just found a few more in the Beluga whaler log - and they are proving quite tricksy...another load from the Russian side of the Behring Sea. The whalers all seem to hang out near each other so it surprises me that there are any new names cropping up.  :)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:07:39 pm »
I think the picture is from the video of  Ed Sheeran's  cover version of The Ink Spots hit  'I don't want to set the world on fire'.

 ;D ;D ;D

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:06:11 pm »

Geographical Help / Re: Chat
« on: September 09, 2017, 06:49:44 pm »
At the rate Michael's finding places every day we'll be lucky to keep it under 30,000!   ;D :o ;D

(There are so many that Michael's pm-ing them to avoid crushing the usual channels!  8) )

Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: September 09, 2017, 06:46:38 pm »
...and you don't even stop to find a candle-holder!  :o

Another good one hanibal   ;D ;D ;D

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:15:54 pm »
Looks like a bit more TOMNOD next week for me.

That's worth looking at's an amazing thing to be able to help using satellite images. Then it's a case of many heads/hands make light work of tracking the problems.  :) Changing things on the ground will be a lot harder  :(

Technical Support / Re: Re: Interface/Browser issues
« on: September 08, 2017, 07:17:04 pm »
Thanks for the updates everyone...we're keeping a close eye on the problems :)

Technical Support / Re: Re: Interface/Browser issues
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:13:34 pm »
Pas moi - seems all OK at the moment  :)

Dockside Cafe / Re: New OW rankings
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:12:58 pm »
Leelaht - well done!!! I was away when you clocked up your big figure!  :D :D :D

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:10:55 pm »
The BEAR is laying out Melville-Bryant Drift Casks in 1901...

That's fascinating - hadn't heard of this at all Stuart. I'll get time to read this properly over the weekend.  :)

What Does THAT Mean? / Re: The 'run'
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:49:52 pm »
Yes from me too! Thanks so much Matteo :D
Thanks for looking anyway, Randi :D

I'll nip over and put this in place on Whaling

I also took note of that statement: "The Royal Navy, for example, has a colossal archive of hand-written logbooks that will need to be transferred to digital form at some point."  Count me in, too!  Even if they don't need the events transcribed, we can still read them!

I did a couple of pages of the Ben Nevis records. I agree that it's a well-designed interface, but I would get bored quite quickly since there is no equivalent of "lost overboard by an idiot".

I agree - 'lost down a mountain by an idiot' doesn't have quite the same ring of intrigue/laughability about it  ;) :D

UK residents may have noticed in the media today a new weather records project: Weather Rescue.
BBC News article

There are no ships involved.  ;)

But it mentions that they did have a pet cat up there ;)

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2017
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:37:37 am »
 ;D ;D ;D

What Does THAT Mean? / The 'run'
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:18:05 pm »
Please can anyone tell me what bit of the ship is a 'run'?
We have this from the William Baylies Whaler in 1892:

Mar 4 - had a good look: Mar 4 - William Macoy one of the men forward had some words at the Wheel with the Capt. and we put him in irons and down in the run

Thank you!  :D

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