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How difficult to transcribe are the currently available log pages of the Albatross (1900), relative to other ships?

1-STAR:  Easy log ‒ excellent for new transcribers
3 (27.3%)
2-STARS:  Intermediate log ‒ good for all transcribers
8 (72.7%)
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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Author Topic: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments  (Read 75260 times)

Craig

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #765 on: March 20, 2017, 10:26:45 am »
Yeah, I did a double take when I saw San Francisquito too, Stuart. It's a long name for a small place.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #766 on: March 20, 2017, 12:35:20 pm »
I just finished Vol 46 at June 18, 1911. Vol 47 begins at June 1 of the same year. The June 1 page in each volume is essentially the same but not identical. The weather data are the same.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol046of055/vol046of055_0251_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol047of055/vol047of055_0005_0.jpg

I am skipping ahead to June 19 in volume 47.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #767 on: March 25, 2017, 10:45:07 am »
I just finished Vol 46 at June 18, 1911. Vol 47 begins at June 1 of the same year. The June 1 page in each volume is essentially the same but not identical. The weather data are the same.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol046of055/vol046of055_0251_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol047of055/vol047of055_0005_0.jpg

I am skipping ahead to June 19 in volume 47.

I reached that point last night, and skipped through the duplicate pages just like Craig did.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #768 on: March 26, 2017, 05:26:50 pm »
Don't you love this log keeper's quirks? The detached tops of his fives become roofs over the digit that follows. And then he puts a period after the cloud cover amount. This can be really tricky when the column is partially in the fold - it can be hard to tell a 1 from a 10. And to top it off, we have been in Sausolito for several months now. At least the writing gets a bit better as you progress in Vol 47.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #769 on: April 02, 2017, 12:13:11 pm »
I am at March 1912 and we have been at Sausalito since last September. I looked ahead and it's always Sausalito.

Here's what Naval History says:
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1912-14 ? By now found unseaworthy, her operations were limited to biological studies of San Francisco Bay, but later started a major refit at Mare Island.

As this weather information is of marginal value I won't go any further. :( I hope OW spreadsheet is available soon 

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #770 on: April 02, 2017, 02:50:23 pm »
There may be a bit more dredging through the logs to be done.  Could the logs be skimmed through until the interesting sections?

Albatross subsequently departed San Francisco on 12 April 1914 and set course for the coasts of Washington and Oregon, but interrupted her survey of the fishing grounds off the coasts of Washington and Oregon, to take the Deputy Commissioner of Fisheries to the Pribilofs, on an inspection trip of the fisheries of central and western Alaska that lasted from 12 June to 22 August. Returning to San Francisco on 15 September 1914, she resumed her work off the Oregon and Washington coasts the following summer, clearing her home port on 6 July 1915. Over the ensuing months, she resurveyed the grounds she had studied during her cruises in 1888 and 1889. From the spring of 1916 into the autumn of that year, Albatross operated in the waters off southern and Lower California,[3] to learn of the "distribution and migration of tuna."

There was also a gap in the dates of the logs already transcribed that I hope could be found that cover the year of 1906 and the San Francisco earthquake and also another expedition into the north pacific after that.  On the return journey of which the Commanding Officer was lost overboard in a storm.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #771 on: April 02, 2017, 04:13:23 pm »
I might be tempted to do those logs if Philip agrees to our skipping ahead, Hurlock.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #772 on: April 02, 2017, 06:22:33 pm »
I have passed the question on to Philip.



According to https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/rediscover/us-navy-logbooks, there are no images for July 1905 to June 1907.
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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #773 on: April 04, 2017, 12:05:20 pm »
I am struggling to keep my sanity as they days go by without a fix of OW.  I might even continue doing Sausalito WRs for want of anything better. Oh, the misery of it all! Michael has offered me a temporary fix to keep me off the street but he hasn't delivered yet - not all pushers are reliable and one must be careful with stuff from suspect sources.  ;D

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #774 on: April 04, 2017, 02:17:02 pm »
At least you still have sanity to keep!

However, I know what you mean :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Hopefully Michael's cure will not be worse than the kill ;)

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #775 on: April 07, 2017, 05:34:44 pm »
I have passed the question on to Philip.

Any news on this? My stream (the third) is at September 1911, and she has returned to Sausalito.
I might trot over to Yorktown until Philip replies.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #776 on: April 07, 2017, 06:08:56 pm »
Nothing yet :(

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #777 on: April 07, 2017, 06:25:56 pm »
I am struggling to keep my sanity as they days go by without a fix of OW.  I might even continue doing Sausalito WRs for want of anything better. Oh, the misery of it all! Michael has offered me a temporary fix to keep me off the street but he hasn't delivered yet - not all pushers are reliable and one must be careful with stuff from suspect sources.  ;D

I did offer, and the cost was very low and, in spite of lacing the goods with a highly addictive additive, it seems Craig was immune to its effects. He was last seen wandering about the streets of Sausalito muttering incomprehensible depredations about all and sundry in that lovely city.    ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #778 on: April 15, 2017, 05:14:17 pm »
Still no news, I assume?

I'm in a bit of a muddle. On the one hand, I do want to finish this ship off, but on the other, I feel like I really should wait for Philip's response. Don't want to do six months of Sausalito only for him to say that we can skip all the Sausalito parts.
Plus, I can still work on the Yorktown while I wait. I think me and Maikel are the only ones doing her, and we are in separate streams.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #779 on: April 15, 2017, 05:29:29 pm »
I sent another message.