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Angel_48

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Need Help with some words in this Log from the Rush
« on: November 02, 2012, 12:25:36 am »
Hi all,
I am having trouble with some words in this log, ??? In the paragraph 8 am - Merid.
I have gotten through most but I want to make sure I have it right. I wrote the words below, the closest to what I think they mean :)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/USS%20Rush/Rush_1891/IMG_1734_1.jpg

1. Palmes ld.
2. returned
3. Halfway Pt. (no idea on the word after pt.)
4. pat log 83.5  is this pat log no idea what it is or if it is a P

Thank you
Karin
« Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 12:51:53 am by Angel_48 »

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Re: Need Help with some words in this Log from the Rush
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 12:39:30 am »
That is 8 am to Merid (for meridian)

The link should be: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/USS%20Rush/Rush_1891/IMG_1734_1.jpg
The link you provided is for editing, and it can cause problems.
See:Posting Links and Images (A Guide)

Could be Walrus Island
http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/usaname.php?uni=1408982&fid=usageo_1309
http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/usaname.php?uni=1419454&fid=usageo_1319

returned looks good.

Halfway Pt - I think the word is abeam, but the end of the m does look a bit odd.

p.l. / pat log / Patent Log - used to measure distance traveled. See OWpedia



Have a look here for more info on Rush: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3210.msg52142#msg52142
« Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 12:47:03 am by randi_2 »

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Re: Need Help with some words in this Log from the Rush
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 01:00:02 am »
Thank you so very much randi_2

I have learned some more, thanks for telling me about the url I posted, I removed it and put the correct url in there, I don't want anyone having problems. I read the posting links and Images guide thanks for that, and put it in favorites. I never knew I had a snipping tool, there ya go lol.

Thanks again for all the help, I am still learning, this is my first week wow cannot believe it is already a week, it can be challenging at times but it is alot of fun too.

Thanks and have a great day.
Karin

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Re: Need Help with some words in this Log from the Rush
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 01:05:16 am »
Karin,
I introduce you to the David Rumsey collection of historic maps online - giving us very good maps of just about everywhere our ships travel, and labeled with period names.  The map to bookmark for this particular cruise is the Alaska map of the "Commercial Atlas of America" 1924

If you magnify the western border in the Bering Sea, you will find St.Paul Island including Halfway Point and Walrus Island.  East Landing is apparently too small to get labeled, but you now know the approximate vicinity. :)

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Re: Need Help with some words in this Log from the Rush
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 01:28:46 am »
WOW Janet Jaguar,
That is absolutely fantastic!
I love it, thank you so incredibly much  ;D  :D

Totally awesome thanks
Karin

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Re: Need Help with some words in this Log from the Rush
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 07:30:47 am »
http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/usaname.php?uni=1419454&fid=usageo_1319 I can see from Janet's map that this is the wrong Walrus Island ;D


http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/usaname.php?uni=1408982&fid=usageo_1309
If you zoom in on the 'peninsula' on the south side of the island, there is an E. Landing Rd