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Eliza Adams - Discussion
« on: September 24, 2015, 06:09:49 pm »
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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 06:11:40 pm »
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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 06:11:48 pm »
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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 06:12:44 pm »
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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 07:55:59 pm »
December 13, 1863

We have our first desertions from the Eliza Adams...

two hogs missing supposed to have got overboard in the night as the gangway board was out

http://whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofelizaad00unse_0016.jpg

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 08:06:04 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D It's a true relief to know that these logs are going to be as amusingly absurd as the navy ones - hurrah! ;D


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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2015, 11:12:04 pm »
North Pacific

March 17, 1864

looking for Hilo. found chronometer to be considerable out

March 18

...at 6 PM dark + no land in sight...luffed to at two A.M. and lay until five...at six AM raised the land...

chronometer one hundred + forty miles out of the way

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http://whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofelizaad00unse_0030.jpg
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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2015, 11:35:26 pm »
That is scary.  What is a "land chronometer" vs. a ordinary time-keeping chronometer?

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 12:33:27 am »
Oops, that's my bad. I tried to edit down the entry here to highlight the navigation difficulties (pruned out the sail handling, etc.) and left off anything indicating the separation between the lines I typed.  :P

What is a "land chronometer" vs. a ordinary time-keeping chronometer?

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 04:41:48 am »
You just made my job of massaging all these active posts to help whalers easier, glad it was that easy.  :)

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2015, 09:05:51 pm »
April 23, 1864

crossed the meridian and changed the day

...which they did, going to April 25, but they continued recording the longitude as 'W'...

https://static.zooniverse.org/whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofelizaad00unse_0035.jpg

...and into the next week, as well...

https://static.zooniverse.org/whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofelizaad00unse_0036.jpg

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2015, 09:22:21 pm »
Thanks for the warning.

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 05:16:51 pm »
May 28, 1864
North Pacific

spoke + visited with ship Euphrates + bark Helen Snow  :)

http://whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofelizaad00unse_0040.jpg

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 10:03:18 pm »
I bet there will be some hectic 'we spotted another ship' days where the other ship is on our list. :D

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Re: Eliza Adams - Discussion
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 02:36:45 pm »
September 28, 1864
bound to the Sandwich Islands

saw the ship Euphrates carry away her fore-topsail yard with two men on it supposed one or both were lost as he lowered a boat

https://static.zooniverse.org/whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofelizaad00unse_0058.jpg