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AvastMH

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Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« on: November 28, 2014, 06:39:46 pm »
Please can anyone help with this one:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%206/IMG_5530_1.jpg
Noon to 4 pm - third line - at 12:22 is it a red rum buoy, or red nun bouy? Or something else?

Thank you!

And a name if possible:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%206/IMG_5531_0.jpg
the first name of the chap mentioned in the margin
« Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 06:51:54 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 07:18:48 pm »
« Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 07:33:17 pm by Randi »

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 07:23:47 pm »
oh wow - it really is 'nun'! 

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 07:51:07 pm »
that's a fun one!

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 08:21:55 pm »
and its counterpart the 'can' buoy.

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 08:48:47 pm »
Thanks Kevin, crazy names 
No other liturgical bouys then? :D

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2014, 08:49:57 pm »
I gave it my best shot, but had to give up. It looks like Clinst, which is really odd, but there are a few of them around. I noted on the crew list, as you did, I'm sure, and I hunted valiantly for the page 13 Feb 1912. I found it, and it was very faint, so I put it in Picasa and increased the shadows to max, saved the image and did the same a second time. Just my luck, I could read it, but there was no first name...


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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2014, 11:08:40 pm »
Thanks Kevin, crazy names 
No other liturgical bouys then? :D

Well, there is the Cardinal System (http://www.coastguard.co.nz/index.php?page=buoys-beacons-and-markers), which one must follow religiously to avoid stranding on a known hazard (a cardinal sin among mariners).

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2014, 11:10:25 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2014, 09:46:29 pm »
I gave it my best shot, but had to give up. It looks like Clinst, which is really odd, but there are a few of them around. I noted on the crew list, as you did, I'm sure, and I hunted valiantly for the page 13 Feb 1912. I found it, and it was very faint, so I put it in Picasa and increased the shadows to max, saved the image and did the same a second time. Just my luck, I could read it, but there was no first name...
Thanks. :) Eek - frustrating isn't it? It looked to me like 'Christ'.

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2014, 09:46:59 pm »
Thanks Kevin, crazy names 
No other liturgical bouys then? :D

Well, there is the Cardinal System (http://www.coastguard.co.nz/index.php?page=buoys-beacons-and-markers), which one must follow religiously to avoid stranding on a known hazard (a cardinal sin among mariners).

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2014, 10:34:43 pm »
Thanks. :) Eek - frustrating isn't it? It looked to me like 'Christ'.

I just had another look. You may well be right!
Roberts County Births has: Christ Johnson and Christ Thompson

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2014, 12:12:55 am »
Thanks. :) Eek - frustrating isn't it? It looked to me like 'Christ'.

I just had another look. You may well be right!
Roberts County Births has: Christ Johnson and Christ Thompson

I looked again, and I agree, especially looking at the 'h' in Johnstad. Christ it is. (And to think I have a daughter Christine and I didn't see it.  :-[ :-[ )I'm in Edmonton and it was -29 C this morning. Is it really possible to have negative temperatures? What does that mean?

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2014, 01:24:42 am »
Michael, I might be talked into moving to Canada, Canadians are very good neighbors.  But with that temp, clearly not Edmonton; -20F this early in the season is totally terrifying.


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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2014, 10:57:56 am »
Oh golly - I've never seen 'Christ' as a boy's name - even though Christine is ever popular. Randi - inspired searching! And thanks for a second look Michael.

Great smiley Janet.
-29 degress IS COLD.The coldest night I ever had was -25 in Oxford way back in the 80's. I opened the back door for the cat to go out. He stuck his nose out, gave me a look that could kill and headed straight back to the sofa. Worst night's sleep though was outside just in a sleeping bag (NOT 4 seasons though - sigh) in -10. Luckily (?!) I was coming down with 'flu, so I was warm enough. ::)