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buzz

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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 7:27am

 oldslabsides wrote:

and will we ever hear the end of it?  sorry

 



we like to focus on the negative. thousands of successful voyages and we have to hear about this screw up forever.
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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 7:00am

 oldslabsides wrote:

and will we ever hear the end of it?  sorry

 
You're such a hater
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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 6:50am

 BillJ wrote:
100 years ago today the Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage.

 
and will we ever hear the end of it?  sorry
BillJ

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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 - 6:48am

100 years ago today the Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage.
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Posted: Apr 4, 2012 - 11:16am



35 years ago today. 

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Posted: Mar 31, 2012 - 9:55am

Cesar Chavez: A True American Hero


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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 2:42pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

We have a winner!
 
What was he called?

 
Well, blow me, my family has been telling me fibs. There is no way my great-grandfather could have been on a Shackelton ship as their first sibling was born in 1890 and my great grandfather was born in 1850, which means he probably arrived in NZ in 1880 plus or minus 5 or ten years...  Now, who told me that story about Shackelton??  Is it too early to wake the dead? I want answers!!
The German woman bit though is true. I've traced her line back to a small village in North Germany.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:51pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

.. and my great granddad was his stoker on an earlier voyage, got injured and went to NZ to convalesce, met the wild daughter of German immigrants and our line was born... I kid you not.

 
We have a winner!
 
What was he called?
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:07pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.

 
An absolutely fascinating story!
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:04pm

 buzz wrote:


i never knew the Royal Navy was a sport.

 
Water polo with real sea horses. {#Lol}
buzz

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:02pm

 oldslabsides wrote:


Royal Navy, sport.

 



i never knew the Royal Navy was a sport.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 1:01pm

 buzz wrote:


he was a registered nurse?

 

Royal Navy, sport.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:58pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

Fair point. I thought rather an epic tale of heroic yet ultimately tragically futile endeavour. Very British.
 
For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.

 
I saw a really good exhibition on Shackleton last time I was at The National Museum at Collins Barracks, Dublin
There was a ship on display in the courtyard but I don't recall if it was related or not.  
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:58pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
Actually, yesterday in history, but very much worth marking:
 
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott RN made his last diary entry 100 years ago.



 



he was a registered nurse?
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:49pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

Fair point. I thought rather an epic tale of heroic yet ultimately tragically futile endeavour. Very British.
 
For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.

 
.. and my great granddad was his stoker on an earlier voyage, got injured and went to NZ to convalesce, met the wild daughter of German immigrants and our line was born... I kid you not.
hobiejoe

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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:46pm

 oldslabsides wrote:


This has been your Danny Downer moment.

 
Fair point. I thought rather an epic tale of heroic yet ultimately tragically futile endeavour. Very British.
 
For a more uplifting Antarctic story check out Ernest Shackleton - who incidently was a member of one of Scott's earlier expeditions. I've seen the James Caird at Greenwich - it's tiny, and a friend of mine was lucky enough to visit his grave on South Georgia.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 12:04pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
Actually, yesterday in history, but very much worth marking:
 
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott RN made his last diary entry 100 years ago.

 

This has been your Danny Downer moment.


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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:54am

Actually, yesterday in history, but very much worth marking:
 
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott RN made his last diary entry 100 years ago.


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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:48am

 jagdriver wrote:

Hmmmm.... like suitcases..... waiting to go somewhere!

 
Wow! That is a powerful insight! Thanks!
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Posted: Mar 30, 2012 - 11:45am

 hippiechick wrote:

Well, right now I don't feel that great physically, but I get the point.

Until you have lost almost everything —- your ability to support yourself, the respect of your children, most of your worldly goods —- it's impossible to understand. I am an empty shell.
 
Hmmmm.... like suitcases..... waiting to go somewhere!


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