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How difficult to transcribe are the currently available log pages of the Thetis, relative to other ships?

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lollia paolina

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Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: August 08, 2012, 09:01:35 am »
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« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 06:14:49 pm by Randi »

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Re: USRC Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 07:17:44 pm »
USRC Thetis must be the first vessel the system presents for trancription after completing the new tutorial. That is a possible explanation for her quite large crew, when compared to other vessels' crews.
I think I have completed my voyage on Thetis as I am getting  the message that "something went wrong" (Maybe a substitute for the well known message 'your voyage is now complete')

USRC Thetis is a very interesting vessel to transcribe. The pages available for transcription cover the period of the Greely Expedition Relief from April 1884 to October 1884.
At the beginng and the the end of the logs there are blank pages with just Date, Port Name and some remarks.

The Greely Expedition, better known as Lady Franklyn Bay expedition, was a scientific travel promoted by the United States Army Signal Corps in 1881 and led by Adolphus Greely to collect scientific data into the Canadian Arctic.
Three years later only 7 men out of 25 taking part to the expedition survived. One of them, Wrd Serg Ellison, died on July 8th 1884 on board of USRC Bear, during the journey back home.
USRC Thetis, along with USRC Bear, HMS Alert and HMS Loch Garry, found them June 22nd, 1884.
USRC Thetis carried back 6 dead bodies of the Greely party preserving them in alcohol (procedure described in the logs record of events, June 24th, 1884).

This site reports the Greely expedition timeline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/greely/

Winfield S Schley USN, was the Captain of USRC Thetis and of the Greely Relif Expedition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greely_relief_expedition_-_labelled.jpg

Silvia - Please excuse me for moving your post, but I needed an empty first post.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2012, 07:20:56 pm by randi_2 »

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Re: USRC Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 02:02:01 pm »
I made a change to the Thetis in the dockyard, adding the midnight lat/long information as well as the reason for which the position should be "Observed". Please see if you agree with the way I have done it.

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Re: USRC Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 02:19:32 pm »
I think that maybe
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Lat - by moon at horizon at midnight        75 o 32
Longitude Bearings of ~ Hill at midnight    62 o 15 W
should be in the Notes for transcribers.

Unfortunately, the weather and events pages have somewhat conflicting logic - though there is a logical reason for this :P.
The weather page quote shows what should be transcribed, and
the events page quote is a complete transcription of the page.

"The position of the hill is presumably known." can probably be left out.

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 01:54:13 pm »
I found some cool pictures in the library of University of Alaska - Fairbanks.  "Governor Swineford collected the photographs during the 1887 voyage he and his wife, Minnie Swineford, took aboard the Thetis. Included are views of the Thetis and its crew,Alaska Natives from various regions of the State of Alaska, seal harvesters, bidarkas, the Jane Grey, Orthodox Eastern Churches in Alaska, King Island, St. Paul Island, and scenes and activities of other Alaskan villages."

Some of the pictures in the album
To download: http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/cdmg21/id/13352/rec/1

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 02:16:54 pm »
Janet I just had to put up one of those photos - the houses on King Island are just astonishing... :o 8) :D


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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 03:27:18 pm »
Not a very promising site for a Club Med.  ;D

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 05:46:30 pm »
That is THE maddest place to live- check out those boulders perched on the bank....insane!  Forget a hard hat - you'd have your head stoved in anyway if one of those rocks went walk-about.
Definitely not on the acquisition list for Club med, Craig  ;D

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 06:09:46 pm »
On such a tiny island, they may not have had a choice.  But why want to build there in the first place?  It's crazy!  The modern photo in mapcarta.com identifies it as abandoned - someone got smart.

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 03:41:27 pm »
Kevin found this, in discussion about the Rodgers.  But it comes from the Thetis. :)

Report of ice and ice movements in Bering Sea and Arctic Basin (1890)

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 05:34:23 pm »

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 07:09:48 pm »
So those precarious buildings are surviving all these years because they are actively maintained as summer homes!  Really cool.  Thanks. :)


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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 08:35:08 pm »
I'm glad to know that too!

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Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 10:08:39 pm »
So I wasn't that far off with the Club Med allusion  :D