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Search: Posts Made By: Michael Taylor
Forum: Say Hello 1st May 2020, 12:45
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Michael Taylor
I believe the last time was on the City of...

I believe the last time was on the City of Hereford end of '71.
Forum: Say Hello 30th April 2020, 17:47
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Michael Taylor
Loaded many times pulp and print in Dalhousie as...

Loaded many times pulp and print in Dalhousie as Mate with Ellerman Lines in the '70s. Often crew helped with the loading and always made welcome at the Veterans Club.
Forum: Ellerman 12th April 2020, 13:06
Replies: 16
Views: 3,662
Posted By Michael Taylor
Third Mate on her from Aug. '63 to Feb '64....

Third Mate on her from Aug. '63 to Feb '64. Coastal.
Forum: Ellerman 4th April 2020, 13:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By Michael Taylor
OOOOOPs need new glasses. Sailed as Mate on the...

OOOOOPs need new glasses. Sailed as Mate on the Oxford on the Coast. We had a few of Sir John's buddies onboard but not him. Remember taking a turn round a few of the new oil rigs on the way to the...
Forum: Ellerman 3rd April 2020, 12:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By Michael Taylor
One of the "Big Four". I worked for Ellermans...

One of the "Big Four". I worked for Ellermans from Apprentice to Mate and spent many happy years sailing around the South African Coast.
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 26th March 2020, 21:02
Replies: 16
Views: 5,891
Posted By Michael Taylor
Wully...believe it should read "Whaling Thoughts...

Wully...believe it should read "Whaling Thoughts Recalled" by Tam Gordon. Would love to get a copy but so far onlt found one at Abe but out of my price range.
Forum: Tall ships 22nd September 2019, 13:57
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By Michael Taylor
Stein....I have limited myself to no more than...

Stein....I have limited myself to no more than $15 for my whale related books but once in a while splurge. How is this for $28 on Amazon Maury's Physical Geography of the Sea (A new found favourite...
Forum: Tall ships 18th September 2019, 13:09
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By Michael Taylor
My obsession with whaling and related matter...

My obsession with whaling and related matter books is getting out of control!192281
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 12:47
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By Michael Taylor
Stephen....Harland's book is an excellent guide...

Stephen....Harland's book is an excellent guide and go to it to answer the number of questions am asked on sailship matters whilst at our Museum. Last one was how to drop the Royals and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th September 2019, 19:10
Replies: 17
Views: 3,209
Posted By Michael Taylor
My old shore-side company "owned" the Sunbelt...

My old shore-side company "owned" the Sunbelt Dixie. Toyota's from Japan then changed the car decks over to freezer space and loaded back with pallet fruit. Never sailed on her but onboard many...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 19:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By Michael Taylor
Thanks for your help, maybe I can answer some of...

Thanks for your help, maybe I can answer some of the items.
Barrie...It is on the starboard quarter because it is away for the Boatheader who was steering. On European whale boats the loggerhead was...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 13:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By Michael Taylor
Steering port or starboard

In my volunteering at the New Bedford Whaling Museum I have questioned some of the worlds experts on the subject as to why the steering oar on an American built whale boat is on the port side.....all...
Forum: Ship Research 19th July 2019, 18:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,187
Posted By Michael Taylor
It has never ceased to amaze me that anybody...

It has never ceased to amaze me that anybody could see a Union Jack upside down. We have in our New Bedford Whaling Museum an example of the American flag on a Whaler rounding the Horn upside down...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th July 2019, 12:43
Replies: 18
Views: 2,595
Posted By Michael Taylor
After having had a number of makes at varying...

After having had a number of makes at varying prices I now have an HP Office Jet Pro....yes it was relatively expensive and the ink cartridges are not cheap but it works. Adding up what I have paid...
Forum: Model Ships 8th July 2019, 18:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Michael Taylor
Try Micro Mark at www.micromark.com I have...

Try Micro Mark at www.micromark.com I have been very happy with the few things I have puchased from them. Perhaps shd have said it is here in the States
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd July 2019, 12:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Michael Taylor
And then again there is the Scotish version...

And then again there is the Scotish version called a kilt.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st July 2019, 18:33
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Michael Taylor
First to purchase the cotton lungi preferably...

First to purchase the cotton lungi preferably with the panel at the back (and ask one of the sailors to stitch it up) then most importantly how to tie it in place so if wandering outside you do not...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th June 2019, 12:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By Michael Taylor
Mines, Limpit Mines or a Missile

Have seen little or no comments from the wise here on the subject of the tanker damages in the Gulf despite knowing at least one member who has limpet mine experience. It seems to me that one is...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th June 2019, 13:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Michael Taylor
Once again nothing to do with Nautical Colleges,...

Once again nothing to do with Nautical Colleges, but I always wondered why in Ellermans we always seemed to carry jute from Bangladesh to there and seemingly no place else. It was not until my...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 20th May 2019, 21:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By Michael Taylor
I have bought a number of these books some from...

I have bought a number of these books some from India and others from this side of the world. They are well presented and whilst a couple are difficult to read (faint printing) for the cheap price...
Forum: Ship Research 6th May 2019, 19:04
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Michael Taylor
Help Identifying a Barque

I was asked to help identify this Barque hanging in an office. It is an oil painting with no signature infront and the canvas is bare behind.
I gave the following as an answer but would appriciate...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th April 2019, 13:08
Replies: 203
Views: 37,932
Posted By Michael Taylor
Understand we are talking about radio call signs...

Understand we are talking about radio call signs but it maybe of interest that sailing whale vessels were provided with signal flag call letters. On approach to port they were displayed and read by a...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th March 2019, 12:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By Michael Taylor
I found this app a little while ago and go to...

I found this app a little while ago and go to those stations we used to listen to at sea. Music has changed but the memories remain.
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 12th February 2019, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By Michael Taylor
Thanks Pat.......

Thanks Pat.......
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 11th February 2019, 12:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By Michael Taylor
Barrie, I shall pass that info. onto the museum...

Barrie, I shall pass that info. onto the museum when I get there. I do know that the painting was aquired by the Kendal Whaling Museum again here in Massachusetts. It was a great place but closed...
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