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Janet Jaguar

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2295 on: November 13, 2014, 06:24:50 pm »
I believe it is "Takoma (misspelled) Arm, Port Dick Harbor" - that's the cove to the immediate east of the harbor entrance.  Tho some place names definitely make me smile, if their shape is matching.  :)

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« Reply #2296 on: November 13, 2014, 09:10:14 pm »
I guess that not many people here have had Spotted Dick for pudding, then...

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« Reply #2297 on: November 13, 2014, 09:20:43 pm »
Oh my head ... what a mental image that makes!!!  :-X ;D

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2298 on: November 23, 2014, 09:44:07 pm »
On a completely different note...  ::)
A little international tension in Alaska...

Inspector Lembkey on board the McCulloch reports a preconcerted raid on N.E. Rookery, St Paul's Island by four Japanese sealing schooners, in which 5 Japanese were killed and twelve were taken prisoners, two of whom were wounded, one seriously, one may recover. The prisoners were transferred to the McCulloch and brought to Unalaska in charge of Special Agent Lembkey, where they were turned over to the Deputy U.S. Marshal.
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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2299 on: November 23, 2014, 09:48:27 pm »
That sounds like some poaching was nicely stopped.  :)

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« Reply #2300 on: November 23, 2014, 10:30:22 pm »
Exciting times!  :o :)

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« Reply #2301 on: November 24, 2014, 07:44:14 pm »
It's not unusual for logkeepers to mention bright moonlight, but apparently mine were feeling more poetic than normal one night - or perhaps they were just having a stargazing session amongst the night watch?

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Cloudy and hazy over horizon; clear overhead and stars shining; heavy dew.

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2302 on: January 09, 2015, 05:34:46 pm »
I noticed an interesting little snippet in that paper about the Time Ball being dropped.

Branch Hydrographic Office USN Merchants Exchange, San Francisco, California, October 30 1900.
The time ball on the tower of the new Ferry building was dropped at exactly noon to-day - i.e. noon of the 130th meridian, or at 8 o'clock p.m., Greenwich time.
C.G. Calkins, Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N., In charge

Synchronise watches everyone! :-)

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2303 on: January 09, 2015, 08:08:27 pm »
"The time ball on the tower of the new Ferry building was dropped at exactly noon to-day"

Was somebody being clumsy, you know what these navy personnel are like dropping things overboard?

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2304 on: January 10, 2015, 06:21:12 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

Confession - didn't check the next day's report to see if they had to bring the roofers in  :D

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2305 on: January 23, 2015, 10:14:31 pm »
Thetis, 11 August 1889

A floating cake of ice struck the rudder, causing the wheel to revolve which struck the quartermaster, D Berger, knocking him down.  He sustained no serious injury.

Sounds like a Keystone Cops film :D

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2306 on: February 12, 2015, 04:10:43 am »
Concord 16 May 1900
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Love the quaint terminology.
At 6:15 (PM) F signalled "Transfer to Naval Hospital the seven men condemned by medical survey mentioned in your letter.

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2307 on: February 12, 2015, 12:17:54 pm »
I remember in one of the Hornblower novels, some kegs of meat supplied by the shore chandlers were found to be unuseable. In order to prevent them being palmed off on some other unsuspecting ship, H ordered the barrels to be branded with 'CONDEMNED' in large letters. I sure hope the same fate was not meted out to the sailors!  :o :D

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Re: Riveting Log Entries
« Reply #2308 on: February 12, 2015, 03:37:01 pm »
I remember that ;D

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« Reply #2309 on: February 12, 2015, 04:25:17 pm »
I remember that also - made me feel gleeful, then and now.  :)