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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #75 on: October 19, 2013, 05:45:12 pm »
All the initials belonging to the officer receiving these orders interested me, so I looked him up on http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/reg-usn-v.htm

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Veeder, Ten Eyck DeWitt
Midshipman, 25 September, 1868. Graduated 31 May, 1873. Ensign, 16 July, 1874. Master, 1 January, 1881. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 3 March, 1883. Lieutenant, 7 October, 1886. Lieutenant Commander, 3 March, 1899.

Clearly descended from the New York Dutch.  :)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #76 on: October 20, 2013, 09:10:52 pm »
Lekiam (Maikel) passes the 30,000 mark!

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #77 on: October 25, 2013, 09:04:43 am »
In August of 1892 the log-keeper has made some date mistakes.
From 7 August 1892 he goes to 9 August and 11 August is mentioned twice.

7 August 1892
9 August 1892
10 August 1892
11 August 1892
11 August 1892

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2013, 03:39:41 pm »
04-09-1892 - Meridian to 4 p.m.

Spoke British schooner "Henrietta" of Victoria B.C.
Attempted to give her a line but her Master would not take it as his vessel would not stand being towed.
Sent Lieut. T.E.D.W. Veeder U.S.N. in charge of a party of six men consisting of A. Nickerson (Qr. Mr.), B. Nugent (G.M.), A. McNicholl (C.T.), G. Geihl (sea), J. Sulivan (sea) and C. Griffin (sea), armed with revolvers and provided with revolver ammunition to take charge of the schooner and sail her into Unalaska.
Received on board from the schooner "Henrietta" the following men: Julian Thorsen, mate, W. Ebeneizer, Henry Jacobson, George V. Malenby, C. Dowing C. Doring and J.C. West.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_073_1.jpg
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2013, 05:24:24 pm »
I found a follow-up on this incident - the Henrietta seems in general to be up to no good.  And I added this Vancouver newspaper index to the Helpful Links to Outside Information Newspaper section.  (In your transcription, C. Dowing appears to be C. Doring.)

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http://www.victoriasvictoria.ca/ search "Henrietta" Apr 1, 1892 to Dec 31, 1892

C Doring, ex-mate of Schooner Kate, and one of the crew of Henrietta on her unfortunate cruise this summer, reached home by City of Kingston on Mon evening, having worked his passage down on City of Topeka from AK, where 4 of his companions - John Towson (mate), Harry Jacobsen, Thomas Hampton (cook) and Fred Epmyer - and 4 of the Indian hunters, all Kyuquots, are now facing what, if not actual starvation, is near akin.

When released from prison a couple of months ago, they were turned out on to the beach, and work being hard to get and competitors for every chance job numerous, hunger has with them been the rule rather than the exception. The steamers coming down carried little or no freight, and so it was impossible to secure passage as "additional hands." It was only by a stroke of rare good luck that Doring managed to reach home in this way.

One of his first calls yesterday was upon the Superintendent of Indian affairs, to whom he represented the unfortunate condition of the Siwash hunters, receiving the promise that whatever could be done for them would be done, and without delay. He will today see the shipping master and the friends of the distressed whites and endeavor to arrange for their being brought back to Victoria.

The United States authorities in Alaska as represented by the district attorney say that they are powerless to act in the matter, intimating that the most they can do will be to watch whatever interest the sailors and hunters may have in the 420 skins detained with the Schooner.

When Coquitlam returned to Victoria the men thought they saw a chance to get home, and Captain McClellan was interviewed by all hands. He promised a passage, so Doring says, but afterwards decided that he could not give it, although the men expressed their willingness to live on crackers, which they would provide, under battened hatches.

No date had been set for the hearing of the Coquitlam case when doring left AK, and the trial of Captain Hansen, the "Flying Dutchman', had been put back for 9 months. In the meantime the Captain and 2 of him men remain in the Sitka jail, although there is some talk of putting up the $500 bonds, which will give him his liberty. [Colonist, 1892-12-07]


http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059522/1893-11-27/ed-1/seq-5/#date1=1892&index=11&rows=20&words=Henrietta+schooner&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1894&proxtext=schooner+Henrietta&y=13&x=14&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
St. Paul Daily Globe, November 27, 1893, Page 5, Image 5
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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2013, 07:26:43 am »
In your transcription, C. Dowing appears to be C. Doring.

Consider it corrected. :)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2013, 08:10:42 am »
08-09-1892 - 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Transferred to Revenu Cutter Corwin for transportation to Sitka the 6 men and 14 guns which had been received on board this ship from the schooner Henrietta.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_077_1.jpg

09-09-1892 - 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

At 4.15 Corwin took schooner Henrietta in tow and went to sea.

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #82 on: November 06, 2013, 02:49:54 pm »
30-09-1892 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At anchor, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

Rec'd on board three impecunious miners for passage to San Francisco, Richard Harms, Charles Godert and Thomas O. Mitchell, also Mrs. M.A. Healy, Mr. P.B. Weare and Mr. Weare.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_099_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2013, 03:25:03 pm »
What a way to be immortalized ::)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #84 on: November 06, 2013, 06:56:26 pm »
30-09-1892 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At anchor, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

Rec'd on board three impecunious miners for passage to San Francisco, Richard Harms, Charles Godert and Thomas O. Mitchell, also Mrs. M.A. Healy, Mr. P.B. Weare and Mr. Weare.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_099_1.jpg

Would that be Mrs. Michael A. Healy, wife to then-captain of the Bear?

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2013, 08:28:37 am »
Instrument problems.

02-10-1892
There is a remark on the weather report page stating that the mercurial barometer has been used after 11 p.m.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_101_0.jpg

The remarks pages notes the faith of the aneroid barometer in the 8 p.m. to midnight block:
Aneroid fell from hook during a roll and was wrecked, reading at 11. and after by mercurial.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_101_1.jpg

03-10-1892
Another remark on the weather report page:
Using aneroid barometer after 4 p.m. Thermometer attached broken.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_102_0.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2013, 03:16:25 pm »
Would that be Mrs. Michael A. Healy, wife to then-captain of the Bear?

Bear did call on Dutch Harbor a couple of days earlier, so it's quite possible. :)

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #87 on: November 09, 2013, 03:37:23 pm »
12-10-1892
There is a remark on the weather report page stating that the mercurial barometer had been read after 1.00 p.m.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_111_0.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2013, 03:33:09 pm »
17-10-1892 - In dry dock, Mare Island, California

An eventful day:
- 26 absentees (better than the 31 of the day before  :-\)
- 3 drunks placed under sentry's charge, released later in the day when sober
- 3 men transferred to hospital
- 3 cases handled by Summary Court Martial
- received in Paymaster Department $25,000 in U.S. coin :o
- 2 of the above drunks again put under sentry's charge, again under the influence of liquor ::)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol008of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol008of040_116_1.jpg

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Re: Yorktown -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #89 on: November 10, 2013, 03:37:04 pm »
I see that although the ship was dry, the same could not be said for the crew ::)