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Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« on: January 08, 2015, 06:39:41 pm »
Hey Old Weather!

I'm working on putting together some upcoming posts for the Daily Zooniverse (daily.zooniverse.org). I could use some particularly cool things to share from Old Weather.

Could anyone offer any suggestions of the coolest/most unique things you've all run into lately?

Thank you!!

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 07:08:02 pm »

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 07:42:20 pm »
We also noticed a fishing expedition - not sure if this is acquiring food or just boys playing on an afternoon off.  :)

... and Steeleye is quite appalled by the behaviour of the gentlemen of the Albatross on 7 July 1885 http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol012of055/vol012of055_016_1.jpg

At this station put over lines and exploded two eight pound torpedoes placed on bottom. Caught 3 cod and 3 flounder with the lines and picked up two cod and one haddock after the explosion of the torpedoes. The dinghy was lowered to plant the torpedoes; also lowered dory, Capt Collins and Mr Lee pulled from the ship and shot several gulls.



Try getting away with that behaviour now.


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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 07:43:51 pm »
A very bad morning on the Patterson: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3340.msg75664#msg75664

Incredibly detailed handdrawn artwork from Jamestown (1844): http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1616.msg97827#msg97827
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 09:25:53 pm by Hanibal94 »

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 08:05:38 pm »
My biggest adventure on Thetis (so far) is the wrecked schooner Jane Gray.  The boat was reported wrecked the first week of August 1888.  Along with the renowned Bear, Thetis found the ship and saved most of the crew (not sure of the exact numbers there).  Bear took the recovered crew and steamed back south from the arctic, while Thetis found the wrecked ship.

12 August 1888

merid to 4pm
At 3.10 sighted wreck of schooner "Jane Gray" & stopped ship to send boat to examine her.  She was lying on her port side, mast resting on an ice floe.  Starboard side had wooden patches over stove parts.  Sent line to her & hauled alongside.

4pm to 6pm
At 4.15 started ahead with engines & towed schooner into open water.  Came to anchor at 4.20 in 20 fms & veered to 60 from on starboard chain.  Sent carpenter's mate & sail crew aboard over holes in schooner's side.  Hooked ~ falls at topmast head & to straps around the topmast head of schooner mast preparatory to righting her.

6pm to 8pm
Crew engaged in righting schooner "Jane Gray" & at end of watch she went upright, her deck below water.

8pm to mid
Righted schooner raised her rail awash & battening down hatches.  Main hatch & cord wood hatch open at end of watch.  Anchored twice during watch but got underway both times on account of field ice drifting down on us.  At end of watch vessel drifting.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol007of024/vol007_018_1.jpg

This is harrowing even sitting in my safe home with a cup of hot coffee.  Also first time I have seen "battening down the hatches" used in the literal sense.

Over the next couple of weeks, several of the Thetis crew were transferred to Jane Gray and the shipped was towed back to Victoria BC.

It was hard to stop transcribing for sleep or food or family - I wanted to know what happened next!

If you want to know more "events" related to this - let me know.  I transcribed a lot so they are in the logs and easily retrieved.

« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 08:09:26 pm by Kookaburra »

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 08:12:08 pm »
A very bad morning on the Patterson: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3340.msg75664#msg75664

Definitely starting with this one! Would we know when/where it was written?

Thank you, everyone, for all the suggestions! Keep 'em coming!

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 08:45:29 pm »
Aw, it was a Thursday. Would have been even funnier if it was Monday! :-)

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 09:06:34 pm »
Perhaps not quite what you are looking for, but: Oldweather mondegreens
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 09:56:31 pm »
HMS Glasgow
18 Jan 1918
am: Cleaning ship & taking on board ?1,000,000 of gold

http://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-42862/ADM%2053-42862-012_0.jpg

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 11:37:06 pm »
Aw, it was a Thursday. Would have been even funnier if it was Monday! :-)

Yeh - but just check that address - Goodnews Bay  ;D ;D ;D  It was bound to put the mockers on things!

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 11:52:44 pm »
Ok - I've racked my brains..nothing on the Patterson comes to mind at all. On the Pioneer there was the real excitement of the purchase of several bolts of cloth. If that floats your boat Darren I'll look it up.
We did use explosives to do seismic studies (just off California - you know it - that place on a tectonic plate line that fell apart a few years before (  ::) )
thread reference: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3341.msg100130#msg100130  for this day:
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Pioneer/Book%2054%20-%20July-September,%201934/IMG_1052_1.jpg   

Good luck!

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2015, 08:18:13 am »
Well, Journey Plotter of course. ;)

See also this topic for more info.

Edit: added forum link.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 12:55:14 pm by Maikel »

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2015, 09:12:19 am »
The Albatross came across a distressed ship in need of food, with contemporary newspapers reporting on the event:

http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=209.msg92725#msg92725

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2015, 09:43:02 am »
Something I found amusing:

On July 26th, 1910, the Perry was wrecked off Alaska: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Commodore%20perry//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/COMMODORE%20PERRY//vol192/vol192_030_1.jpg (4 to 8 am entry)
Her crew were saved by the Tahoma (I): http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Commodore%20perry//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/COMMODORE%20PERRY//vol192/vol192_033_1.jpg (8 am to 4 pm entry)

Quote from: http://www.naval-history.net/OW-US/Perry/USRC_Perry.htm
Fate: 27 July 1910 - Lost in Pribilof Islands, on Tonki Point, St Paul Island. All hands saved and distributed among the fleet. Her wreck was visible for a number of years.



But four years later, the Tahoma (her logs are not up for transcription (yet?)) was also wrecked off Alaska:

Quote from: http://www.naval-history.net/OW-US/Tahoma1/USRC_Tahoma1.htm
Fate: Ran aground on uncharted rock in Aleutians 20 September 1914, total loss. Crew rescued by USC&GSS Carlile P Patterson.

Additional details and log pages from Patterson: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=4004.msg75751#msg75751



Then in 1938, the Patterson (in mercantile service by this time) was wrecked off Alaska too!

Quote from: Wikipedia
The Patterson was wrecked December 11, 1938, going ashore in surf and blinding rain 8 miles northwest of Cape Fairweather in the Gulf of Alaska, near the mouth of Sea Otter Creek. She was en route from Kodiak to Seattle when she went aground. The first mate was washed overboard and lost trying to launch a lifeboat and a crewman drowned in the swollen creek while attempting to rig a lifeline to get the crew to shore. The 18 survivors remained in the vessel until the tide went out, then reached the beach where they subsisted on supplies dropped from airplanes. Two men were flown out by Alaska pilot Sheldon Simmons who made a daring float plane landing in the creek. The remaining men hiked out to Lituya Bay with a guide, Nels Ludwinson, left by Simmons's plane. Ludwinson was a local trapper who had been jailed for drunkenness and let out early for the job. These man were picked up by Navy planes and the Coast Guard cutter Haida.

However, the Haida, who rescued the Patterson's crew, did not get wrecked off Alaska or anywhere else:

Quote from: Wikipedia
Haida was decommissioned on 13 February 1947, and sold in 1948 to the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company. She was scrapped in 1951.