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How difficult to transcribe are the currently available log pages of the Albatross (1890), relative to other ships?

1-STAR:  Easy log ‒ excellent for new transcribers
1 (50%)
2-STARS:  Intermediate log ‒ good for all transcribers
1 (50%)
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
0 (0%)

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Randi

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 07:09:32 pm »
Example of what a weather page might look like when transcribing the last line of data:
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Example of what an events page might look like after the data has been transcribed:
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The date is required.
You may transcribe more or less other information than is shown here.

« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 07:42:12 am by Randi »

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 10:19:58 pm »
Looks like an easy standard log and looks like it will be fun.

I tested the first 5 pages I did for testing so far have had :
One in double irons for smuggling liqour on board.
One discharge bad conduct.
One deserter
and twice sent out a search party for men drowned.

Short comments on Misc page should be an easy ship to do.

Back to Concord now with its long comments.  %^(
« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 10:25:39 pm by Pommy Stuart »

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 10:42:56 pm »
Albatross 1890.
They really look out for their crew.
Everyday between 1 Jan 1890 and up to at least 5 Jan 1890 where I finished with the ship.

"Party with steam launch left ship to search for bodied of men lost on Dec 23rd."
« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 10:51:17 pm by Pommy Stuart »


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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 07:29:18 am »
brue0097 passes the 1000 mark!
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 12:33:35 pm »
A.Sky passes the 500 mark!

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 07:30:54 am »
listritz passes the 500 mark!
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013, 11:12:19 pm »
Oh no - it's another one of those laughter comments!  You know - sounds innocent, but viewed in a humorous way it's very funny indeed. Here's the page: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol021of055/vol021of055_183_1.jpg
And here we go:

"A large school of Walrus on and near the beach." So I picture a bunch of sensible walrus sitting nicely at their desks learning their times table, and a few surly troublesome walrus teenagers sat near the beach refusing to do anything.
Wonderful! ;D ;D

It's a Thursday and, interestingly, I note that they put out fishing lines and nets later on - fish for Friday? :D

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 11:16:27 pm »
mborgb, Ladyinred, and mjhale
welcome to the top 12 !
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 01:31:09 am »
 :D
Oh no - it's another one of those laughter comments!  You know - sounds innocent, but viewed in a humorous way it's very funny indeed. Here's the page: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol021of055/vol021of055_183_1.jpg
And here we go:

"A large school of Walrus on and near the beach." So I picture a bunch of sensible walrus sitting nicely at their desks learning their times table, and a few surly troublesome walrus teenagers sat near the beach refusing to do anything.
Wonderful! ;D ;D

It's a Thursday and, interestingly, I note that they put out fishing lines and nets later on - fish for Friday? :D

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 02:27:41 pm »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol022of055/vol022of055_009_1.jpg
July 4'th 1890
"At 8:00 dressed ship with masthead flags."
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Well to quote the famous song of the day...
'And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea! '
 :) ;) :) ;)

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2013, 02:28:54 pm »
 :D

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 03:30:49 pm »
Found a coalmine!

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and stood into the anchorage of the coalmine

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol022of055/vol022of055_028_1.jpg

after a quick google search, I found this:

from: Bulletin : United States Geological Survey, Volumes 467-469

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Herendeen Bay coal field. - The presence of coal in the Herendeen Bay region has been known for a number of years.  Several attempts have been made toward its development, but little coal has yet been minded.  The first exploitation of the field was undertaken in 1880 by a corporation known as the Alaska Mining and Development Co.  Two drifts were run, one about 200 feet, the other about 300 feet in length, on a coal bed of 4 feet average thickness.  The coal was brought to the water front by a steam motor on a small tramway, and several hundred tones were taken out in 1890, of which amount the U.S.S. Albatross used between 200 and 300 tons.  At the time there was no immediate market for the coal, as the Western States and Territories were fully supplied from the Washington and Vancouver mines.  The field was therefore abandoned...

http://books.google.com/books?id=4BolAQAAIAAJ&pg=PP12&lpg=PP12&dq=herendeen+bay+coal+mine&source=bl&ots=VpEdQm_7Zl&sig=tLTk5Nr9JHVfY6dczdH6vn37vug&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XEJhUtT3EeT52AWSrYFQ&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=herendeen%20bay%20coal%20mine&f=false

The area is now part of the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge.

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 05:12:17 pm »
Jamoni and Punx
welcome to the top 12 !
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