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John Wells - Discussion
« on: September 25, 2015, 03:20:25 pm »
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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 03:22:16 pm »
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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 03:22:22 pm »
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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 03:23:57 pm »
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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 11:12:24 am »
New History Gone by the Board post that involves John Wells, and a rather pivotal incident in whaling history!

Edit: Fixed broken link.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 12:34:34 pm by HatterJack »

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 07:40:42 pm »
New History Gone by the Board post that involves John Wells, and a rather pivotal incident in whaling history!

Were there any uneventful Whalers on the salty seas, Hatterjack?   :D

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 02:46:27 am »
I'm hoping the answer is no, but I'm sure that there were a few ships afloat that just did their business and came home without much trouble. The number is probably pretty small, but I'm sure there's a few out there.

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2015, 08:20:36 pm »
I was sneaking a peak ahead on the logs (6th March 1870)..and discovered that, with all the derring-do, life is not always so thrilling on a whaler:



"all sail set nothing doing very dry dry dry & dull dull dull"

enough said  ;) ;) ;D
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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2015, 09:44:27 pm »
An honest log keeper!!  And unlike the Navy crew, not afraid to tell his boss.  :)

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2015, 10:34:03 pm »
Well no wonder they were bored rigid by 6th March (see above https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/old-weather/talk/157/12038/?comment=32781),
They were spoilt on the January 19th by the splendid sight of:

"evening cooks & stewards flying all over decks". Marvellous entertainment :D



(http://whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofjohnwel00john_0015.jpg)
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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2015, 10:35:47 pm »
Trying to fathom position. It's around 66.41S 57.02W Looks like 'Straits of Leamaya' C. Horn. I'm pretty sure it's really the 'Straits of Le Maire' (Cape Horn)
Any thoughts anyone?  Thank you!



(http://whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofjohnwel00john_0015.jpg)

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2015, 10:36:43 pm »
Trying to fathom position. It's around 66.41S 57.02W Looks like 'Straits of Leamaya' C. Horn. I'm pretty sure it's really the 'Straits of Le Maire' (Cape Horn)
Any thoughts anyone?  Thank you!



(http://whaling-data.oldweather.org/subjects/logbookofjohnwel00john_0015.jpg)

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2015, 12:47:20 pm »
I think you are right.
I used http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html to check the latitudes and longitudes before and after that position, and they are on opposite ends of the Strait of Le Maire (http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-1481334&fid=348&c=argentina).

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2015, 08:53:37 pm »
Thanks randi  :)  It seemed to be that the name in the log was a phonetic version of the Le Maire  :D

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Re: John Wells - Discussion
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2016, 10:06:41 pm »
Well, we all know that working on whalers needed tough men - full of grit and spirit to face the rigours and privations of life at sea amongst behemoths and icebergs....now I know how they achieved that....dinner anyone?!?

20 April:  https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/old-weather/talk/subjects/967051/

"broke out small stores beef pork bread & slops served out to all that wanted anything in that line."



Yummy.... :D