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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #900 on: October 06, 2017, 07:01:09 am »
Is there nothing that cannot be found by Randi?    ;)

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #901 on: October 06, 2017, 09:07:19 am »
My marbles?

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #902 on: October 06, 2017, 01:31:35 pm »
 ;D

I lost my own marbles long ago!

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #903 on: October 07, 2017, 06:11:54 pm »
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enrout from union bay to Juaneu Alask

These new textbooks are working wonders!

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #904 on: October 07, 2017, 11:00:33 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #905 on: October 08, 2017, 12:55:43 pm »
Perhaps we could have an alternative places google map? (Only joking matteo! ;D )

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #906 on: October 13, 2017, 08:37:47 am »
1st July 1914 Near LaTouche Harbor Alaska
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At 2.36 Defries G Blmkr discovered and reported a Fire in Sail room, sounded call to fire quarters and located fire in Enginers store room in locker which is secured to bulkhead between Sail room and Enginers store room water started at 2.39. water shut off at 2.40. used Fire Extinguisher- and buckets of water to Extinguish fire. at 3.00 fire reported out to Captain at 3.15 secured from fire quarters. cause of fire not known.

At 10.30 Board consisting of Lt.(J.G.) J.F.McClain, Ch Bosn J.Mahoney and Ch.Mach. A.D.Devine met to investigate the cause of a fire which occoured in Enginers store room at 2.36 am July 1st.

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #907 on: October 14, 2017, 01:05:35 am »
Seems like they boys had some fun whilst I was away.
Back now doing July 2 onwards.

Took me a few seconds to workout that we were in the Bearing Sea, not the Benny Sea.
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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #908 on: October 14, 2017, 09:48:43 am »
I saw one (not on this ship, think it was the Bear) that really looked like "Boring Sea"!

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #909 on: October 14, 2017, 01:46:48 pm »
Well, I suppose that they got really bored with being in the Bering Sea ;)

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #910 on: October 14, 2017, 03:16:01 pm »
Sailing for days in fog, rain, wind and, depending on the time of year, ice. Dropping into little villages of a few people to drop off a teacher and a nurse and a sack or two of mail. What could be boring about that?  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #911 on: October 14, 2017, 09:17:55 pm »
I can't imaginZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz    ;)

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #912 on: October 16, 2017, 03:47:13 am »
2 Aug 1914
Yet another anchor lost overboard and not found.
(Blaming crystallization of chain for the loss.)

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #913 on: October 17, 2017, 09:30:38 am »
Do not know where they came from but 2 Foxes have been found dead on board, one noted as being in a cage.
5 & 11 Aug 1914.
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Hurlock, did you log then onboard when I was away?

Where are they going and why?

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Re: Albatross (1900) -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #914 on: October 17, 2017, 10:19:12 am »
I have not seen any record of them coming on board.  10 have just been left in Seward, Alaska.  There are many log mentions of foxes found dead in the log books.  They have not adapted well to captivity on board a ship.
I think these are Blue Fox - a colour variation of the Arctic Fox -much prized for their fur.  Dr E.L.Jones , the Deputy Commissioner of Fisheries, is looking at or trying to introduce Fox Farms to Alaska.  The Govt. wanted to lease small islands off of Alaska and introduce the Foxes there.  I do not think the local seabird population were keen on the idea.
There was a small industry doing this in the 1920s until the Depression.