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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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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2013, 07:17:23 pm »
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2013, 09:46:57 pm »
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2013, 09:47:20 pm »
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2013, 07:36:07 pm »
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« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2013, 03:10:27 pm »
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2013, 12:25:06 am »
Hi everyone,
My log pages ended up skipping right over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and I had been/still am curious---
what did the logbook say about how they noted or celebrated?

Many Thanks ( and congrats to the new captains!)
-holly

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2013, 01:00:08 am »
Can you give me the jpeg link for the page close to Christmas?  It is possible to cheat and walk your way to see neighboring pages in the same book.  ;)

http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3489.msg62863#msg62863


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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2013, 02:26:44 pm »
I've noted before, the official logs of holidays tend to be like the official records of Christmas parties on a factory floor.  Everyone keeps the party civilized enough to do no damage, and the management intentionally ignores the invasion of sweets and lack of production.  A quiet log with nothing at all noted on Christmas day means they were having a quiet holiday, maintaining only those duties necessary to safety.

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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2013, 07:06:53 pm »
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2013, 02:08:53 am »
Thanks!  I worked thru a bunch of pages today .  Wanted to see if my name would show on the top 12 page right away or if it happened thru an overnight process.  Glad to see it happens immediately.

I'm getting better at interpreting the handwriting so that speeds things up.  Plus my keyboard has a separate numeric keypad.  That helps a lot with the weather pages.

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« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2013, 07:39:22 am »
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« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2013, 07:56:27 am »
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« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2013, 10:35:31 pm »
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Re: Albatross (1890) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2013, 02:28:41 am »
I am working on this page from Feb 13, 1894.  At 8 am to Mer. it mentions 2 sailors that were left in Alaska on Sept 18, 1893. 

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol023of055/vol023of055_049_1.jpg

I tried to look back at that log date to see why they left them in Alaska but vol022 covers 1890.  Are the Albatross logs from 1891-1893 available for us to look at?  If so, what's the correct URL for them?

Also, I'm not sure what the word is following Sitka, Alaska.  It looks like Terry.  Ferry makes more sense but it doesn't look like an F to me.  Any idea what it is?

Karen