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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 04:39:43 pm »
What an interesting mailing system, when you are up in the true frontier wilderness. 8)

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 05:06:27 pm »
Yes, I was a bit surprised that they would just pass the message to the "natives" or  "any whaling vessel" but I guess they didn't have any choice.

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 05:29:25 pm »
For one thing, North American natives had a millennia old trading and communication system, before 1492, that were continental in scope.  When my mother was working with the Makah tribe in NW Washington state, she discovered they made extensive use of Spanish glass beads in their decorations more than a century before white men discovered the tribe.  All the diagonal streets in the City of Chicago existed as native trails before the city arrived, and were turned into plank roads for trade when the Town of Chicago less than 4,000 residents.  Anyone who was comfortable living anywhere in the wild frontier knew of this and how to use it.  And how to become part of it.

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 11:47:22 am »
Very interesting, Janet. I don't doubt the ability of the natives but it is somewhat surprising that the Corwin captain would assume they would deliver his message.

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 11:56:30 am »
I do not doubt that the system was never free - postal systems everywhere have costs and payment systems.  I'm not sure how the native barter economy handled that, but I am sure that aspect had been covered by the CG.

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 04:08:47 pm »
USRC Manning: letter from Headquarters dated Dec. 8, 1916 overturning decision to deduct pay from Ship's cook, H. Toyoto, for being AOL.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/USS%20Manning/Manning_1916b/B1462_0529.jpg

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 02:28:46 am »
USRC Manning: letter from Headquarters dated Dec. 8, 1916 overturning decision to deduct pay from Ship's cook, H. Toyoto, for being AOL.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/USS%20Manning/Manning_1916b/B1462_0529.jpg


Well ... if he were "AOL" (rather than AWOL) I feel that he had probably suffered enough.  ;)

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 11:48:45 am »
Indeed! Poor chap.   :'(;D

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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 11:29:17 pm »
Full description of a particular court martial on Concord.  Interesting to read how charges are brought.

I may let someone else enter this please.
See these 2 log pages Page 1 and here Page 2 for Court Martial details.

They make interesting reading, especially page 2.
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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2014, 08:06:33 pm »


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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 09:52:34 pm »
Interesting timing, Stuart!  The Jamestown, 1844, is having a drydock adventure, presumably due to having gone aground  a couple days before making port.  As soon as they arrived in Norfolk, they went into drydock, then apparently left drydock, but stayed in harbor.  They are now in the process of preparing to go back to drydock but in a much more serious way - moving all their stores and crew to the Navy stores, hospital, and another ship (the St. Mary's). They are stripping the ship as if it were being decommissioned.  This page describes some of the preparations (and taught me a new shipyard term: shears. They are also 'starting the water' a lot!). 

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol003of067/vol003of067_019_1.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shear_legs


Added to OWpedia - Randi ;)
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Re: American: If you find letters or other misc in the logbooks...
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2014, 09:12:01 pm »
Albatross, 1884

Compass Deviation in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol009of055/vol009of055_007_0.jpg