There is only one volume of this type for PATTERSON. After this it switches to something that looks like the other Coast Survey logs that are more loosely bound. The main issue is the lack of a Zeutschell (a sort of hi-tech book press) at our A2 location at the time this was shot. Let me know if it becomes impossible to work with.
Kevin, it can be done as is. It is slow, and it may turn into a late bloomer. If NARA will think they are inferior as archive quality goes, wanting a redo, it would be kind to do that first and then ask for transcriptions. If they meet archive quality, then just have patience and know it will eventually be done. Every transcriber slowly, the mind has to be rested, but it works because the handwriting is quite legible.
Glad you enjoyed the Patterson Janet, but those curvy pages are a real teaser aren't they ? You certainly steamed through a stack of pages! Impressive! I did wonder whether we ought to get, if possible, an early report from Philip and co. as to how accurate we are working. What do you think? I've nearly crossed over a couple of lines as I worked. So now I'm purposely slower with this one. It'll be easier towards the middle of the book.
I noticed that the Yorktown and Yukon are trailing, on pages done, compared to the rest. I'd hate for that to put folks off - that's why I've not gone back to the Rodgers. But you're very welcome to the Patterson helm if you're enjoying it!
Well, I've already started to look at Yukon, and I'm going to stay with her for a while because it will be easier to answer newbie questions if I've experienced it. All the discussion today about overlapping boxes and double barometers helped me decide. And while I enjoy being captain, it has never been an overwhelming goal for me. If we play leap-frog with Patterson, life will be fun and the ship will be transcribed (2/3rds worth.)
I have one pet peeve that needs solving if I'm going to transcribe instead of research landmarks - where is she??!!
Am I really seeing Mendocino and Humboldt in California, or are we somewhere very different?