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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2015, 02:33:07 pm »
Thanks! Going to be drafting some new Daily Zoo posts soon, so I'll drop back by this thread. :-)

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2015, 10:02:46 am »
Here's a good one: As can be seen from this topic, we just passed the 2 million mark!

http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3551.0

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2015, 10:41:02 am »
Which does NOT count OW 1 & 2 - this is a whole new accumulation!!

« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 10:46:50 am by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2015, 08:10:11 pm »
It is not only numbers we generate ;)

Found some old stuff and thought I'd put it here too - I was actually trying to remember the words to "Transcribe"  ;D

Old Weather (a semi-sonnet)  ;D

I know what the skipping pages portend -
What ship, whose trip, will I join
After my journey comes to an end?
I think I'll let chance in - I'll flip a coin.

The men and the ships I hold most dear -
(Others say too, they are quite attached.)
It is an odd sort of feeling - so far so near
From their pages their history we snatch.

We joined to help make a new mold,
And yet, yet, (and here is the truth)
it is the ship's journey I love to behold.
(My forum postings show that, forsooth.  ;D)

So to all who sign on for the trip,
Its a wild ride - don't lose your grip!

Here is this one: (a Haiku)

Old Weather - ships' logs
Saving our past for our now
Hopefully learning

There once was a group called Old Weather,
From old logs they enjoyed some small pleasure,
Twenty pages a day,
oh what does THAT say,
Its a memory I know they all treasure.


here once was a man on the briny
Whose jpeg was terribly tiny
It is the best I can do -
so don't cry boo hoo...
Else I'll give you a whack on the hiney.

DTRLGQ

Don't know why,
there's no bc in the sky,
dtrlgq
since my ship's done left me,
keeps fhmp all of the time.

Oh yeah, journey's done,
wind force eleven to twelve,
dtrlgq, dtrlgq.
And I am not the captain anymore,
Oh, I'm not the captain anymore.

When I got thrown off,
choices had to be made.
If this one, hand writing will get me,
that one 6 times a day.
What to do,
help me make a choice of ship.

Can't pick,
every choice is wrong.
dtrlgq, dtrlgq,
since my ship and I,
me and my ship ain't together,
keeps fhmp all of the time.

(Sung to the tune of Stormy Weather)

Found it -

Here is something for your collective delectation - loosely based on the tune for Rawhide:

Posting, posting, posting,
keep those ships agoin'
do a hundred pages,
we can't seem to stop it,
Transcribe!

Don't stop to research it,
or your rank, you'll lose it,
just keep on atypin',
so you won't be left there high and dry.
Transcribe!

That a q or a p?
What is THAT? I don't know.
Figure it out, ask around.
Transcribe!

Note down all the weather,
and the logs we treasure,
Soon we'll read it better,
and we'll be typing all night long.

That a q or a p?
What is THAT? I don't know.
Figure it out, ask around.
Transcribe!

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2015, 02:25:21 am »
USS Vicksburg, the schooner James Burns, and Navy Yard tug Leslie managed to get themselves badly tangled.  A very interesting day (as in the Chinese curse.)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Vicksburg/vol015of023_jpg_clean/vol015of023_074_1.jpg



Vicksburg moored at Navy Yard Mare Island Cal on March 11, 1910...

At 11:30 (pm) the two masted schooner James Burns, G Watson, Master while attempting to drift up stream with the tide, drifted across the bow of this vessel.  The port quarter of the vessel touched the mooring buoy to which she was made fast.  At 11:45 the Navy Yard tug Leslie in coming to the assistance of this vessel caught her superstructure against the spanker boom of the schooner and before she could be cleared her stack caught our jib boom breaking the stack and steam pipes over aft so that her fires had to be extinguished by fire hose led from this vessel.  She was secured outboard of the schooner.  No one was injured.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 02:29:06 am by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2015, 06:18:12 am »
You could put in the history of the baseball came involving the Army & Navy in the Philippines that was noted in the Concord discussion thread, with the great photo found by Randi.



http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3337.msg106431#msg106431
http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3337.msg106438#msg106438
I added the links - Randi
« Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 09:30:00 am by Randi »

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2015, 06:54:15 am »
Anyone can copy/paste what they like here, Michael, it's not a mod thing.  I just personally found the tangling of 3 ships worthy.  :)

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2015, 01:18:39 pm »
Sorry! I've got little to offer but a selection of weather recording bloopers from the Patterson. I'd hate to advertise those lest anyone else ever see their behaviour as some form of role model :o ::)

Good luck!

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2015, 04:40:20 pm »
Oh for the love of baseball in a war zone...

Concord: 03 Dec 1900 anchored of Kagayan, Philippine Islands:

A base ball party, armed, left the ship about 11:15 to go to Kagayan under army escort.
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Baseball party returned at 5:30


No results on the outcome of the game or games. Usually that means they didn't win.  :'(

Here's the picture!


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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2015, 09:02:00 pm »
Lucky to have records to transcribe:  dreadful weather in Alaska: Oooo - I say! We're at winter anchorage in Kodiak Harbor - sorry Craig, the delights of Hawaii will have to wait eh?  ::) :D

16th Oct 1915  A HIDEOUS  weather day...up to Force 12 wind, with squally weather, & the temperature dipping below zero already
oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 19/IMG_6903_1.jpg

"Order was passed to get all records and sheets together"  :o

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Between 2:PM and 3 PM wind abating. At about 3:30 the gale suddenly increased. Sea becoming very choppy. Ship rolling lightly at anchor. About 4:00 PM both anchors began dragging, 4:20 Commenced heaving up anchor, as soon as all steam was up. Gale increasing, ship failed to manoeuver clear of marked reef and was carried by wind over reef. 4:30 Ship apparently in storm centre - gale shifting to all quarters of the horizon, prevailing wind S.W.
Commanding Officer on the bridge, Mr Seran on the bow, Mr Herberger ordered on the bridge to assist C.O.; Mr Giacomini in charge on quarter deck & at steering gear.
Ship backing and filling between reef and S.W. Shore of Near Id.; could not manoeuver out on account of shifting gale.
Order was passed to get all records and sheets together. At about 6:10 with ship's bow hard inshore. The fore staysail was hoisted. A sudden squall from the SW swung the bow off shore; Ship passed clear, into Kodiak outer harbor. 6:20 Anchored in 11fms - stbd. anchor 75 fms, port anchor 60 fms chain
Ship grounded lightly on 2fm spot.
8:00 PM Commenced heaving anchor, ran to another anchorage

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2015, 09:11:06 pm »
Wow!! :o

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2015, 02:58:11 am »
This is one interesting July 4th celebration.  In the sense of the Chinese curse.  ;D
Note: Jamestown was on loan to an academy to train young (teen-aged) sailors.  It was supposed to be an easy retirement job for an old ship.  In this case, dressing the ship means decorating with flags, and the Ensign is the flag flown to indicate ship's nationality.

Training Ship Jamestown
July 4, 1877
San Francisco, California

Wow, cue the Benny Hill theme for this one...

4 to 8 A.M.

At daylight dressed ship.

8 A.M to Meridian

At 8.30 landed a howitzer and crew to take part in celebration ashore. Mid. Townly and Mate Bishop in charge.

Meridian to 4 P.M.

At 12.40 the howitzer crew returned in charge of Mr. Bishop he report howitzer disabled and the desertion of four of the crew  Perez, Sampson, Selheimer and Conway. At 2.15 the following boys took the gig from the stb'd boom and deserted the ship. viz. Nichols, Noonan, Murry, Stone, Kelly 2nd Joh[~] Copeland and Jackson.

4 to 8 P.M.

Sent sundown boat for howitzer. Took in colors and in doing so the 22 ft Ensign was torn from the leech and lost overboard

8 P.M. to Mid.

At 8.15 took howitzer on deck


http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol040of067/vol040of067_021_0.jpg
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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2015, 05:29:16 am »
well they were marking the Declaration of Independence!

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2015, 08:27:31 am »
 ;D
'Borrowing' a boat to go and celebrate seems like really good training for future service (especially on the Thetis!).

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Re: Could use some Daily Zooniverse suggestions...
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2015, 10:42:32 pm »
Here's an interesting entry - you should call it "Nero burned while officers fiddled" (Craig's idea).

http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3337.msg113055#msg113055