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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #915 on: January 13, 2016, 08:25:03 pm »
The fish must really wonder about us!  ;D

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #916 on: January 14, 2016, 01:41:57 pm »
A humpback whale called Jeff, and his best pal Frank the barnacle were swimming in the deeper water, but not so deep that they lost the light when 900 feet of rusted wire drifts past them, just on the edge of Jeff's peripheral vision. Jeff, being a whale, and unfamiliar with such things slows and turns slightly to get a better look at it.

"Frank," says Jeff. "What do you suppose that is?"

Frank, of course, says nothing, seeing as barnacles don't talk.

"Right," says Jeff. "No eyes. I keep forgetting. Probably for the best, anyway. Whatever it is, it's scary looking. Always something new to see in the sea, right Frankie boy?"

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #917 on: January 14, 2016, 02:10:51 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #918 on: January 14, 2016, 08:30:05 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D and raise you one  ;D

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #919 on: January 22, 2016, 08:06:24 am »
Some more welcome debris for the fish - if they can get the tins open.
24th June 1896
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol027of055/vol027of055_181_1.jpg

The quarterly board of survey in the Pay Dep't of this vessel, examined and condemned as unfit for use, five tins (175 lbs) of Biscuit, that had been stowed in the boats for three years.  Said Biscuits were thrown overboard in accordance with the recommendations of the board.

Emergency rations kept in the boats?

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #920 on: January 22, 2016, 09:32:39 am »
Could have been emergency rations. More likely just old pantry stock that got stuck behind something and nobody noticed the three (enormous) tins. 175 pounds of biscuit is a pretty hard thing to miss. Either way, the fish were almost certainly happy with the sudden increase in variety.

Brings a whole new meaning to "Seabiscuit".

Edit: had to be punny.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #921 on: January 22, 2016, 12:27:23 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #922 on: January 22, 2016, 08:31:02 pm »
Brings a whole new meaning to "Seabiscuit".
awww - you're just horsing around now, eh Hatterjack?  ;) ;D

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #923 on: January 23, 2016, 03:23:21 am »
 ;D ;D

I can't be all flowery prose all the time :P

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #924 on: January 23, 2016, 08:02:27 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #925 on: January 25, 2016, 08:24:01 am »
May 23rd 1905 Albatross anchoring at Tacoma, Washington
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol040of055/vol040of055_225_1.jpg

Rotator of patent log was lost over board.
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H.Tams, Cox., while shipping port gangway ladder, lost a brass ball belonging to the gangway rail over board.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #926 on: February 18, 2016, 07:10:33 am »
Albatross July 3rd 1907 Mare Island
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol041of055/vol041of055_0010_1.jpg

One shallow hardening pan belonging to the Scient. Dept. was accidently lost over board.

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #927 on: March 27, 2016, 08:52:21 am »
Albatross October 22nd 1896 Yokohama Japan
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol028of055/vol028of055_118_1.jpg
Quarterly Board of Survey, condemned and threw overboard, 6 lbs of rancid Butter, furnished by Jos.F.Oyster, and passed at Navy Yard, New York, July 1894.

Sounds like they won't be buying butter from there again!  Only 2 years old and you cannot use it anymore.


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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #928 on: March 27, 2016, 10:51:54 am »
Outrageous!
They don't make butter like they used to ;)

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Re: Lost overboard by an idiot... (...or any other reason!)
« Reply #929 on: April 04, 2016, 07:23:47 am »
Albatross 1st November 1896 North Pacific
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol028of055/vol028of055_129_1.jpg
Heavy NW'ly swell with occasional cross sea from NNE causing ship to roll considerably.  At noon found that the P'Log line had carried away losing the propeller and 1/3 the line.  At 12.10 put over new line and propeller,