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How difficult to transcribe are the currently available log pages of the Jamestown (1844), relative to other ships?

1-STAR:  Easy log ‒ excellent for new transcribers
0 (0%)
2-STARS:  Intermediate log ‒ good for all transcribers
0 (0%)
3-STARS:  Challenging log ‒ suitable for experienced transcribers or new transcribers willing to take on a challenge
0 (0%)
4-STARS:  Very challenging log ‒ suitable only for experienced transcribers because of highly variable formats
4 (100%)
Sometimes one level, sometimes very much another; please explain this in a reply to this topic
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Author Topic: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments  (Read 94079 times)

Randi

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1065 on: December 25, 2016, 08:46:26 pm »
12 Feb 1853
From Meridian to 4

Sent the Aneroid Barometer on board H.B.M. Steamer "Centaur" for comparison _ found the difference to be one inch and three tenth . regulated it to correspond _

For the 8 to Meridian watch the pressure was 28.25
For the Meridian to 4 watch the pressure was 29.90

 :o :o :o

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1066 on: December 26, 2016, 12:25:02 am »
Yep- the readings were all in the 28.XX for almost a year.  The recalibration makes the values more realistic (perhaps still not accurate though) for a while and then the barometer goes back down into the high 28.XXs after half a year or so.  Not sure whats wrong with their equipment for it to migrate like that.

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1067 on: January 13, 2017, 02:52:27 am »
Finished the log that ends May 11, 1854. The next log is much more data rich, with an actual working barometer and, for the first time, a thermometer!. Even a sea ice recording on the first log page (in the Delaware River...).

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1068 on: January 13, 2017, 02:55:13 am »
 8) ;D

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1069 on: January 13, 2017, 02:59:31 am »
a thermometer!.

WOW!
I don't know if I will be able to stand the excitement!

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1070 on: February 01, 2017, 07:40:03 pm »
Who else is working on the stream that is currently at August-September 1853?

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1071 on: February 01, 2017, 11:17:47 pm »
Me - although I fear that saying that I am "working on" that stream is a bit optimistic :-[

Albatross 1900 needs transcribers ;)

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1072 on: February 02, 2017, 03:57:05 am »
As soon as you get to the next logbook (starting 1855), the recordkeeping becomes much more systematic. I'd say 1 or 2 stars. I think the 4 star logbooks are behind us now.

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1073 on: February 02, 2017, 05:16:11 pm »
Okay - I think it's actually leelaht in my stream, as her WR count has increased by a lot recently, and my stream advanced by a whole month in two days when I was not working on it.
I'll move over to Albatross 1900.

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1074 on: February 02, 2017, 11:45:58 pm »
yep, Jamestown is my new home

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1075 on: February 03, 2017, 02:46:48 am »
Awesome. It will be nice to get it done!

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1076 on: February 21, 2017, 03:38:18 pm »
16/04/1855
Received in the Masters Department a new Barometer

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1077 on: February 22, 2017, 04:40:09 pm »
Nothing like a little international cooperation ;)

At 5 received on board the Pilot  At 5.30 Called all hands to up Anchor  got underway and was towed to the mouth of the Harbour _ by the Boats from the English French + Spanish Men of Warandour own  At 7.30 discharged the Pilot