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Search: Posts Made By: lakercapt
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 12:26
Replies: 147
Views: 14,541
Posted By lakercapt
I concur that Stan Mayes was a very interesting...

I concur that Stan Mayes was a very interesting contributor. I exchanged many e-mails with him as he was a fund of information. I remembered him when he was in charge f the rigging gang for Palm Line...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th October 2019, 17:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By lakercapt
I had a call a few days ago to inform me that my...

I had a call a few days ago to inform me that my Visa card had been used for unusual payments and to press #1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for more...
Forum: Say Hello 27th September 2019, 12:14
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By lakercapt
Welcome i am certain you will find plenty of...

Welcome
i am certain you will find plenty of stories nd opinions here
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th September 2019, 21:54
Replies: 147
Views: 14,541
Posted By lakercapt
[QUOTE=seaman38;2978681] For Laker...

[QUOTE=seaman38;2978681]

For Laker Captain,(and others) keep writing your about your memories and experiences. When at sea and ashore in the marine industry we considered our lives normal and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th August 2019, 15:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By lakercapt
A big thing is being made of this. She was a...

A big thing is being made of this. She was a passenger on the boat and maybe helped but did not sail it by herself.
Who like flying across the Atlantic anyhow as you are crammed in with little space...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2019, 23:12
Replies: 125
Views: 15,834
Posted By lakercapt
The mooring buoys at Nauru were indeed in very...

The mooring buoys at Nauru were indeed in very deep water and if there was any possibility of weather (adverse) you cast off immediately. We at times drifted off this island for many days the record...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 9th August 2019, 12:20
Replies: 41
Views: 16,772
Posted By lakercapt
This thread about "Ropners" still being active I...

This thread about "Ropners" still being active I wonder if there is anyone that sailed on the "Aussie" coast for them doing the iron ore and coal trade?? Two years was the stretch!!!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd July 2019, 03:11
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By lakercapt
Bentonite is a miserable cargo to carry as it...

Bentonite is a miserable cargo to carry as it will stick and if it encounters any moisture the big problems. Around here it is used when they drill a water well to seal the casing.
Can understand...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th July 2019, 15:01
Replies: 19
Views: 2,474
Posted By lakercapt
I sailed on a boat registered in the I.O.M. and...

I sailed on a boat registered in the I.O.M. and flew the Red Ensign.
There was not a single crew member who was British.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2019, 21:57
Replies: 349
Views: 93,217
Posted By lakercapt
[QUOTE=Jim Harris;2971163]'Fairleys' on Leith ...

[QUOTE=Jim Harris;2971163]'Fairleys' on Leith Walk, Edinburgh....

/QUOTE]

It was my friend's father who owned this bar and it was one place we used to go when up for our tickets.
did...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th April 2019, 21:38
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By lakercapt
A story about a trip on a selfunloader. Was...

A story about a trip on a selfunloader.
Was nearing the end of the season when we loaded a cargo of limestone to be offloaded at a paper mill n Northern Ontario. The place was up a river near...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 12th April 2019, 22:57
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By lakercapt
Great Lakes Self unloaders

Great Lakes Self Unloader

One of the most efficient cargo boats is the Great Lakes self unloader.
This is a specially designed boat that has the ability to discharge its bulk cargo without the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th April 2019, 20:33
Replies: 147
Views: 14,541
Posted By lakercapt
Crossed swords with Bill Davies on a few...

Crossed swords with Bill Davies on a few occasions and he is only one from the originals who made this site the challenging place because of the strong opinions he held.
Guess we are becoming a rare...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th April 2019, 21:30
Replies: 147
Views: 14,541
Posted By lakercapt
Guess we are now looked on as silly old men...

Guess we are now looked on as silly old men reminiscing about days gone by and as a sort of history lesson.
Our tales have been told ad nausem and we hear the cry "Oh no not again" and that far away...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th April 2019, 12:42
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By lakercapt
Great lakes freighter trapped

Third icebreaker stymied by thick ice on Georgian Bay

4/9 - Midland, Ont. – For the third time this season, an icebreaker has been unable to get through the thick layers of ice on Georgian Bay.
...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th April 2019, 12:01
Replies: 147
Views: 14,541
Posted By lakercapt
Wow we get it for free at many locations!!!!

Wow we get it for free at many locations!!!!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th April 2019, 20:56
Replies: 147
Views: 14,541
Posted By lakercapt
Members no longer posting.

Have I missed something but some of the regular posters have been absent for a while and wonder what has happened to them.
I have not seen "Keltic Star" for a while nor "Binnacle to name but two."
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th March 2019, 23:59
Replies: 99
Views: 12,921
Posted By lakercapt
Just read an article about the incident and the...

Just read an article about the incident and the person was quoted as they "threw out the anchors"
Why is it the stupidest people get publicity and talk about things they know nothing about???
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th March 2019, 16:55
Replies: 99
Views: 12,921
Posted By lakercapt
Having spent a few of my earlier years as a...

Having spent a few of my earlier years as a captain sailing up and down the Norwegian coast (and many a time inside the coast,) I would say it was not the best place in the world to be when there was...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd March 2019, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By lakercapt
When I sat for my masterers in 1962 there were...

When I sat for my masterers in 1962 there were four days of exams including orals so it could end up being five days.
There was an exam on Monday morning and one in the afternoon.
Both of these...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st March 2019, 20:22
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By lakercapt
Yes but it the first ship usually on January 1st...

Yes but it the first ship usually on January 1st as there is no winter stoppage now!!!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st March 2019, 12:48
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By lakercapt
With the Navigation season for 2019 getting set...

With the Navigation season for 2019 getting set to start there are going to be some really large challenges. The Ice made this winter has been extensive and with rafting etc going to take lots of...
Forum: Say Hello 16th March 2019, 17:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By lakercapt
Thanks Hugh butt missed that post.

Thanks Hugh butt missed that post.
Forum: Say Hello 16th March 2019, 15:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By lakercapt
Again I have lost touch with Binnacle. We sailed...

Again I have lost touch with Binnacle. We sailed together many years ago but as he lives in Scotland and I in Canada it was only through the electronic media etc.
Has he been on here lately??
Sent...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th March 2019, 22:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By lakercapt
Its been a cold winter up here and the "lakes"...

Its been a cold winter up here and the "lakes" are more or less completely covered in ice. Going to be a difficult time when the season starts and there is only two weeks away when the US Soo locks...
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