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The Port's Ferries Past and Present

Postby Strum » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:23 pm

For you seafaring folks. This is a really good story...you can listen and go back to it or listen to the whole lot at once...enjoy! :cool:



Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum.

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray.
On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts.
More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km).



Just click play on chapter one and the rest automatically play in sequence.



http://www.archive.org/details/sailing_ ... librivox_1
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Postby Chiropodist » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:42 pm

The Columba berthed in the same way at Holyhead, bow inwards for the loading and unloading of the cars. The old mailboats used ti arrive and berth bow forward but then they swung round the end of the pier and bow facing outwards they were ready to sail. We watched this operation many a time.
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Postby grammer » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:17 pm

:-| :-|
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Postby jordo » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:10 am

Chiropodist wrote:The Columba berthed in the same way at Holyhead, bow inwards for the loading and unloading of the cars. The old mailboats used ti arrive and berth bow forward but then they swung round the end of the pier and bow facing outwards they were ready to sail. We watched this operation many a time.



Yeah Chiropodist there always seemed to be more excitement when they were turning the boats. Good memories :D :D :D
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:30 am

Jeez St Columba, I was looking through your Book last night and what a Picture you have of The St David Blockade ...........Fantastic .......I'll leave it to you to tell the Story if you want and post the Pic it's amazing :cool: I'm off to read about The Bwana Swing ;-) :D
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Postby Snowhite » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:46 pm

Thought you might be interested in this St Columba


http://www.tv3.ie/article.php?article_i ... ename=home :cry:
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Postby Strum » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:49 pm

What was in the Tanker do you know? Odd that they refer to it as a Lorry isinit?
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Postby Snowhite » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:01 am

Not sure Strum :-|
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Postby Strum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:06 am

Wouldn't they usually start a news item like that with something like...
"A Tanker full of Depleted Uranium today slipped off the back of a Ferry" :mrgreen:
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Postby Snowhite » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:10 am

From RTE News

"The lorry was a tanker carrying non-hazardous ferrous sulphate powder and none of the substance has leaked." Phew ;-)
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Postby jordo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:11 am

Only if they wanted to REALLY frighten the sxite out of the trapped passangers. :D
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Postby Strum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:33 am

Ah, Iron powder...used in paint. Probably non-toxic as I havn't turned Simpson colour yet.
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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:49 am

ah yes but watch out for flourescent fish in a couple of months
they can then be used to light the way into port :D :D

how about flourescent fish eyes -cheaper that cats eyes
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Postby jordo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:05 am

Are you a Green Party member grammer?
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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:19 am

ahahahaaaaaa -gawd no way--

look what the greens have done to us now

made us all buy long life bulbs and now they've backrtracked blaming the EU--(well someones made a few quid selling them-so they aint that green) :mrgreen:
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Postby Snowhite » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:22 am

:offtopic: :hehe: :hehe:
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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:23 am

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
hahahahahaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Postby jordo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:34 am

Proper order Snowy, he's always doing that :D :D :D
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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:48 am

watch yourself jordo :razz: :razz: :razz:
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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:49 am

jordo wrote
Frightening Snowy, frigghtening


watch your spelling jordo :D :D
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Postby Strum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:49 am

Ah now c'mon folks, Grammer just expressed his fears that old flourescent bulbs wern't spilled into the ocean causing bioluminesent fishstock. Wasn't he? :D



Anyway, a possible disaster avoided by the Captains decisions and what ne had to decide to secure the situation.
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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:56 am

old flourescent bulbs wern't spilled into the ocean causing bioluminesent fishstock.


:mrgreen: :D :D :D correct strum thank you
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Postby *stargazer* » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:47 am

Check out Astronomy Ireland, all you photo buffs....tonight from 6.30, weather permitting,
there should be a special view of Venus and the Moon.
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Postby Strum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:24 pm

*stargazer* wrote:Check out Astronomy Ireland, all you photo buffs....tonight from 6.30, weather permitting,
there should be a special view of Venus and the Moon.



Will do Starry. :cool:
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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:20 pm

will have a look starry however weather wise its not looking good
is it :roll: :roll: :roll:
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