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USRS Thetis is providing not only weather reports, but something that might interest an etomologist as well:http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol005of024/vol005_132_0.jpgThetis, November 26th, 1887. She at anchor in Departure Bay, Vancouver Island.
After thinking that it would be great to see a photo of them hoisting the reindeer on board, a bit of searching led to 'The arctic adventures of Thetis' which actually mentions Bear quite a lot as well. And does indeed include a photo of a dangling reindeer (page 9) - it's not a great photo but still.
Merid. to 4 P.M. Clear + pleasant. calm to light airs from NE. Barometer steady. At 1.15 spread fires. At 1.45 made Gen. Sig. 4890, Flagship answered 904.At 1.50 hove up port anchor. At 2.00 let go starboard anchor, engine not turning over on account of hot condenser. At 2.50 hove up starboard anchor + got under way. Stood out of harbor Navigator in charge. At 3.00 Flagship signalled International Code B.Q.R. answered R.S.J. Unbent starboard chain + got both anchors on the bow. U.S. Consul visited the ship. Swinging ship for compass deviation. Ship's draft 13.6 forward 15.6 aft.
M. Scanlan (Sea) was confined in double irons by order of Commanding Officer to await trial by Court Martial. M. Scanlan (Sea) + James M. Cunningham (Sea) were furnished with copies of specifications against them.
The following Officers detailed by the Commanding Officer met at 10 A.M. for the trial by Summary Court Martial of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + Michael Scanlan (Sea) :- R. F. Lopez, Ensign, USN, Senior Member, Ensigns M. C. Gorgas + T. G. Dewey, Members + Asst Paymaster J. Q. Lovell, Recorder At 11.55 the Court adjourned till 1 P.M.
At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters + called "all hands to muster." Read sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) which convened on board this vessel on the 1'st inst. Sentence in the case of J. Cunningham :- To be confined in double irons for 30 days on bread + water except full rations every fifth day, + , subject to the approval of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, to lose all pay that may become due him during this time amounting to $25 dollars. Sentence in the case of M. Scanlan (Sea) :- To be confined in double irons for 30 days. Placed James M. Cunningham (Sea) + M. Scanlan (Sea) in confinement in double irons in obedience to sentence of Summary Court Martial.
Vessel pitching deeply to rough head sea.
Vessel pitching deeply at times. The Dinghy was somewhat damaged by being knocked by the sea, as the stern of the ship dipped.
At 11.00 - 20 inches in well. Pumped her out.
At 5.30 released prisoners for 45 minutes for exercise on deck.
Released prisoners for half an hour to scrub clothes.