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Saratoga - Discussion
« on: September 24, 2015, 06:09:30 pm »
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« Last Edit: September 25, 2015, 02:19:36 pm by Randi »

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 06:11:26 pm »
Here is a log page that has been transcribed to help you get familiar with the writing.
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In the North Pacific

1857

Friday May 1'st Begins with clear weather
and light airs from W.N.W.  heading N.  at
sundown took fore and mizen topgallant
sails and furled flying gib, also hauled up
the courses,  Middle part fine weather and
light winds from N.N.W.  heading N.E.
at daylight made sail again,  latter part
fine weather and light winds from the
Westward  steering N.N.W.
                         Lat. by Obs.   49..36 N.
                         Long. " Chron. 148..46 W.

Saturday May 2'nd Begins with clear
pleasant weather and light winds from the
Westward  steering N.N.W.  the watch employed
in picking oakum. and in rigging a cutting
stage.  at 2 P.M. the wind hauls to the
Southward.  at sundown took in the gibs
fore and mizen topgallant sails,   middle
part moderate winds from S.S.E. with
fog and rain.  steering N.N.W.  latter part
wind, weather and course the same,  saw
quite a number of fin backs
                         Lat. by Acct   51..10 N.
                         Long. " Do    148..30 W.


Sunday May 3'rd Begins with fog and
rain and moderate winds from S.S.E.
steering N.N.W.  at sundown double
reefed the topsails,  middle part strong
winds. with fog and rain, from S.E.
luffed up to the wind heading E.N.E.
latter part wind and weather the
same kept her off, steering N.  toward
meridian luffed to the wind
                         Lat. by Acct   52..30 N.
                         Long. " Do    148..~ W.

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 06:11:33 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 06:12:36 pm »
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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 04:40:22 pm »
Our log keeper sometimes makes an 's' that looks more like a 'j' or part of a 'y' when it is in the middle or end of a word:


... Begins ... wholesail ... blacksmith ... fixtures ... cask ... frustrum ... as ... scraps

For the whole page, see: https://static.zooniverse.org/whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/journalofsaratog00unse_0005.jpg

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 02:59:36 pm »
Most positions are listed by Obs (Observed) and by Chron (by Chronometer), but some are by Acct.
by account is old usage synonymous with DR (dead reckoning). [Kevin]

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 08:24:15 pm »
10 A.M. saw a right whale, lowered all the boats, but he was so shy, they could not get near him, and they returned to dinner

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 04:18:16 am »
The first 100 pages have been marked. This voyage has the makings of a Hemingway novel. No whales in sight, followed by numerous failed attempts, followed by other ships around them being successful, with the crew becoming more demoralized as the season grinds on. Capsized boats, brawls and scapegoated crew.  And then a severe sickness befalls one of them...

I encourage two more folks to check it out.


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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 04:43:15 am »
Sounds like Saratoga has its own form of interesting.  :)

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 07:22:38 am »
Zovacor - Were you able to continue transcribing after page 100?
Bob has reported that he got 'nothing left mark' after p100 - even though he can scroll beyond that point.

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2015, 09:27:07 pm »
I've only done marking, no transcribing yet. When I completed the 100th page it gave me the "nothing left to mark" dialogue as well. The site also only presented the first 100 pages in the page sorter on the left.

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2015, 09:33:20 pm »
Thanks!

Would you please check if it is still doing that?
Bob has found the problem to be very intermittent ::)

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Re: Saratoga - Discussion
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2015, 10:14:27 pm »
Out of curiosity, I checked Saratoga this morning and scrolled through to page 240.

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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2015, 10:18:33 pm »
I just checked again, got stuck at p100, logged out/in, and then scrolled to the back cover (p278).  ::)