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Randi

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William Baylies - Crew and People Met
« on: September 24, 2015, 03:09:16 pm »
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Re: William Baylies - Crew and People Met
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 04:58:22 pm »
Just tripped over this on Database page 21: Saturday 12th May 1906

'Ned LeClare died between 4. and 5 A.M. Was singing whistling and talking most of the night, but called for and drank lots of water. At times talked quite rational, but most of the time raving. Has not complained of being sick, and ate as much as two ordinary men all the time he has been confined. Bowels regular. A "Dope" fiend I think and used all he had and then went crazy.
Buried him at 1.30 P.M.
Left nothing to amount to any thing and his clothes mostly cut to pieces
Was continuously on the move.'

Well - that was one of the saddest entries I ever read.  :'( :'( :'(

RIP Ned LeClare, after such a hard and terribly blighted life.

Just goes to show what a refuge even that hard life of a Whaler was to those on the edge of  society.

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Re: William Baylies - Crew and People Met
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 07:53:06 am »
Aug 12th 1896 Petropaulski

Russian Cruiser Kregser, the Russian Steamer Xavarosk, and the American Whaler Wm.Baylies in port.

Hello from the Albatross.

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Re: William Baylies - Crew and People Met
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 05:21:33 pm »
Baylies 1887  June 24 1887
Bad behaviour!

Too day had some troubles Petersen the Second Officer and one man forward by the name of "John" He was called by the said Officer to perform a duty on the quarter deck and refused to obey orders saying he would not do it. The Capt., then ordered him to be put in Irons and he said he would not go in irons for any man on board of this Ship. The Capt., then took hold of him when blows were past between them striking the Capt., on the face. He then drew a knife with evil intent on the Second Officer. He once again ordered to go in Irons but would not. The Capt., then fired at him when he gave up and went in Irons.

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Re: William Baylies - Crew and People Met
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 06:33:42 pm »
 :o :o :o

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Re: William Baylies - Crew and People Met
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 08:57:11 pm »
It was a shocker for sure Michael :)  The next day John was behaving and made it out of irons, but the engineer swapped ships with the engineer on the Lancer. Some unhappy souls aboard the Baylies by the looks of it.  :o