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|2 weeks 3 days ago||Kind of you to say||
Originally from the other end of the lake - the Soo. Boatheads can tell each other at a distance.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There are a lot of hatch clamps and I had to dog them all||
I haven't been aboard a freighter since 1983, but we only skipped dogging them all down in the summer (also left hatch covers off on sunny days while underway to dry the hold after cleaning it to switch from taconite, ore or coal to grain). Any iffy weather and late in the year, we were water tight.
On the freeboard issue, you could only run deep on the lower lakes. Rock Cut and other stretches of the St. Mary's River, as well as relative lake levels (but we were in the long high water cycle that lasted until a few years ago) constrained how deep you could load. If you were running stone or pellets from Stoneport, Presque Isle or Escanaba and heading to Inland or US Steel or Burns Harbor at the bottom of Lake Michigan, you were constrained only by the Coast Guard regulations on how deep you could load. Well, physics would eventually constrain you.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I believe that the Coast Guard report||
gave 3 theories: rogue wave, lost hatch cover and grounding. At least that is what I remember from reading a book on the sinking 30+ years ago. Author Frederick Stonehouse leaned toward the ship striking bottom on Caribou Island Shoal. Captain of the Arthur M. Anderson always maintained that his radar track of the Fitzgerald showed it passing closer to the shoal than he would have cared to have been. Canadian surveys later showed that the shoal extends miles further from the island than the charts indicated.
I graduated from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy before attending U of M. I sailed on 5 different freighters in the early 80's, and LORAN C was on all of the ships, and we learned it was the wave of the future at the academy. Sat Nav turned it into the Betamax of navigational aids.
As far as sinkings in the 50's - 70's, the only big ships lost that I remember were the Carl D. Bradley, Daniel J. Morrell, Cedarville, Nordmeer and the Fitzgerald. At least one of them was attributed to brittle steel (carbon content?) and another one started the rivets v. welded seams discussion.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Same school colors though.||
That has to count for something.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||To riff on a comment from Sam Webb in the week before the game||
Spartan fans are like a hobo who found a lottery ticket who is now indignant that we aren't congratulating him on finally having made something of himself.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the explanation.||
Now my enthusiasm has dropped to a level previously known to mankind.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||sometimes a starship||
is just a starship.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Fuque Borges||
How 'bout now?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||We may be living in||
the most interesting times for Michigan football ever. Given the state of the game, the status of our rivals and The Most Interesting Coach in the World, I cannot wait to watch college football history unfold.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||There is a segment of the business community||
to which this appeals, but it is way smaller than he thinks it is.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||You nailed it.||
I see it went right to the finance committee after bypassing the Is It A Good Idea? Committee. I predict 10 years from now, we will all still be singing The Victors, this song will be long forgotten and Adam will still be trying to get back into show business one way or the other.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Who is John Denison?||
And why does Jim Hackett love him so?
|48 weeks 3 days ago||I looked at the RCMB today,||
and they are either praying hard that Harbaugh doesn't come so they can feast on our misery or saying Harbaugh is overrated and they can't wait to see the look on his face when he gets crushed by Dantonio. It is a weird, disturbed place they nest in.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I found his information to be so specific||
it had a calming effect on my soul. itshappening.gif
|48 weeks 4 days ago||the hastily called chat||
by Tony from the Edge of the Internet just before noon declared white smoke and had oddly specific facts such as Ross being conferenced in on the call with Hackett and the agent to say he would help cover assistant coach salaries. Brian, is he connected or a lunatic?
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Best viewed||
with my Netscape browser.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Preach on, brother.||
God help the gooners if he finds a new girlfriend before the end of the season. He is the primary reason they can still make the top 4.
|49 weeks 18 hours ago||Actually, on a current events test||
Those who got their information from NPR were best informed, then CNN, then MSNBC, then people who purposely avoided the news, then Fox. The review of false statements per hour showed Fox to be the worst followed by MSNBC.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with what you say for the majority||
but maybe he is different because he not only quarterbacked his college team for a coaching legend but also grew up around the program because his dad coached for that same legend. His motives might not be typical because his background and influences are so different from the typical NFL coach. Maybe he wants to win the Super bowl or maybe he wants to be held in the same esteem as Schembechler, Crisler and Yost.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Lucky Les||
Every time Michigan hires a football coach, Les gets a raise.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||And Notre Dame at 7-13 in 2004-2013 against its rivals||
3-7 against USC and 4-6 against Michigan. Unless, Purdue is the real rival and not U-M.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||He will be||
"moving on to pursue new, exciting and challenging opportunities."
|1 year 10 weeks ago||So, back when he was blowing off the question||
by calling everything a "boo boo," that was somehow better or more informative and less d-baggish? It was endearing back when he was still in the honeymoon period and not answering the valid question. Now that we are past that point, he is a d-bag. I don't think Hoke has changed, but the fan base's response to him has.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||That was Ted Cassidy||
He played Lurch in the Addams Family TV series. I always thought that was Richard Kiel, too.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I forget. Did OSU recruit De'veon?||
Oh, wait. Now I remember. Typical 11W commentary.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Of course,||
I would trade a couple of spots down in the US News rankings to beat MSU at EL this year.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Only to the extent that||
the overriding purpose of a university is to educate and promote research and scholarship and not win football games. The value of my degree in the business and academic marketplaces is based in substantial part on the prestige and standing of my university, not its ability to field a winning football team. In fact, I would go further and say that it is the current prestige and standing of the university and not what it was when I went there.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Actually,||
I'm not all that interesting.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||he has a little bit of a groin||
It's funnier the second time.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||So, the regional voting that year||
Woodson was 1st in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, Midwest and Far West regions and Manning was 1st in (surprise!) the South. And that says it all.