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How difficult to transcribe are the currently available log pages of the Jamestown (1879), relative to other ships?

1-STAR:  Easy log ‒ excellent for new transcribers
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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
0 (0%)
Sometimes one level, sometimes very much another; please explain this in a reply to this topic
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Author Topic: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments  (Read 25991 times)

Craig

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2013, 03:12:14 pm »
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Private Sacket yesterday refused to perform any duty, the man having been asked on over time in his liberty, it was thought that intoxication to an extent not extremely perceptible, influenced his actions, but today at the mast he was firm and ~ in refusing to perform any further duty in the ship, and refused to give any reason for this actions. At this time the man was perfectly sober and respectful. I am undecided whether it is a case for General Cont or a ~ Asylum the man is confined for further developments.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol041of040/vol041of067_123_1.jpg  8PM to midnight

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2013, 03:40:48 pm »
Lunatic ?

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2013, 04:18:03 pm »
I'd say, "...a case for General Court or a Lunatic Asylum ..."

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2013, 04:52:53 pm »
That looks right.  ;)

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2013, 07:25:21 pm »
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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2013, 02:55:44 pm »
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Considerable noise in the Indian Village but settling down into some very orderly singing which continued all the watch.

Perhaps the ship's officers could learn something from the natives here  ;D

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol041of040/vol041of067_145_1.jpg
« Last Edit: November 12, 2013, 02:57:37 pm by Craig »

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2013, 03:24:46 pm »
The 4 - 8 pm entry on that page suggests that the next night might be quieter... ;D

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Considerable noise in the Indian Village but settling down into some very orderly singing which continued all the watch.

Perhaps the ship's officers could learn something from the natives here  ;D

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol041of040/vol041of067_145_1.jpg

Is this a typical day for this log?  I'm transcribing the Jamestown's logs from Porto Grande, Cape Verde Is. in 1845.  So far,  it's much less lively!

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2013, 04:04:46 pm »
There's usually a lot of punishments being handed out, Carolyn. The ship has been in Sitka Alaska for the last month and a half. They are surveying and building infrastructure. The sailors tend to desert or come back late from leave, usually drunk. I note that one of the Lieutenants was punished for being drunk on duty. So if  you like that sort of thing you will be well served.  ;D

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2013, 04:19:21 pm »
The 1845 logs seems to have less interest (or at least, recorded interest) in the local comings and goings.  I thought the reference to the stills and their 'capture' was interesting! 


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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2013, 04:50:07 pm »
If you hang in until about 1850 the Jamestown witnessed a battle in Sicily - the War of the Two Sicilys). Have a look at my postings in the J. 1845 thread. This ship and several others, including "Old Ironsides" (USS Constitution) were keeping an eye on US interests in the Mediterranean during that time because of the revolutions going on in several countries.

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2013, 04:54:47 pm »
Cool! Thanks for the history lessons!

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2013, 07:21:31 am »
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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2013, 07:22:12 am »
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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2013, 09:52:41 am »
Welcome aboard, EBaldwin!

Thanks for the mention, Randi. By now I am almost able to avoid tabbing over the attached thermometer column - as long as I don't lapse into automatic pilot mode  :D

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Re: Jamestown (1879) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2013, 07:36:20 pm »
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