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Kathy

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« on: October 25, 2012, 02:50:25 pm »
Hi all -

I attended the press event yesterday - it was amazing!  The Archivist of the US spoke, as well as the head of NOAA.  Philip spoke on the phone, and [I am blushing now - really!] I tried to explain why we do what we do.  (I live the closest to the Archives  ;D).

The Historian for the Coast Guard was there, and he has lists of Officers, by ship, and the list includes info on where the ships were.  Soon, I'll take my handy dandy digital camera, take pictures of the lists, and upload them to the Forum - they should prove to be a very useful resource.

They brought out 4 actual log books - one each from the Jeanette, the Vicksburg, the Bear, and the Corwin (I think), which had flowers pressed into the pages.  I felt like I should kneel before them  ;D.  I met the 2 nice young ladies who are doing the scanning - they are happy the pages are coming out - they have adjusted things to eliminate the blue hue.

Kevin was there - it was a pleasure to meet him.  He is most enthusiastic about this voyage.

All the NOAA and Archive folks I met are thrilled about this - I told them we are too - and that they have to keep feeding the monster Philip created  (I often wonder if he feels like Frankenstein sometimes  :P)

There were quite a few reporters there - Old Weather: Arctic got quite the launch!

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 04:19:09 pm »
Photo on the blog. Like (I suspect) everybody else, I'm envious - I live too far away to attend.

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 06:30:33 pm »
Wonderful! Thanks Kathy and Philip.
Love the pic.  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 06:34:36 pm »
Really, really cool picture!!  And report!!  I'm so glad it went so well. :)

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 06:39:46 pm »
So lucky, Kathy!  Sounds like you had a fantastic day.  I wish I could have been there- they obviously enjoyed you being there too. Wonderful. :D
Joan
PS - know what you mean about kneeling before the books.

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 07:15:38 pm »
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PS - know what you mean about kneeling before the books.

yes.

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 07:33:30 pm »
I'm lover of all museums, just to see the real thing.  Kathy, I'm down right jealous. :)

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 08:06:46 pm »
Definitely jealous, but also glad we were so ably represented - well done, Kathy, and thanks for the report.

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 10:23:36 am »
The head of NOAA and the Archivist both said nice things about us at the event, and they've agreed we can publish their comments. So I've added the transcripts to the blog post.

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 01:03:37 pm »
Cool!  Thanks, Philip. :)

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 10:18:36 am »
Congratulations Kathy. US Government recognition at that level is great. If only we could get the same in the UK.

Gordon