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Search: Posts Made By: lakercapt
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 12th January 2020, 14:57
Replies: 129
Views: 29,843
Posted By lakercapt
The "R" boats did a fair bit of traveling and I...

The "R" boats did a fair bit of traveling and I went to Newark in NY and then Philadelphia for special coal. North Africa and the Medi were frequent ports of call.
Many out of the way ports in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th January 2020, 04:04
Replies: 129
Views: 29,843
Posted By lakercapt
Was this the place where the mine was inside the...

Was this the place where the mine was inside the mountain and the wharf had been swept away by avalanches? Very remote and cold as charity from my vague recollections!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th December 2019, 13:49
Replies: 33
Views: 3,106
Posted By lakercapt
We on the "Lakes" rely upon our "wheelsman" ...

We on the "Lakes" rely upon our "wheelsman" great deal as most have all the river courses and locks memorized and are a back up should you, through tiredness inadvertently make a wrong helm order.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th December 2019, 04:27
Replies: 33
Views: 3,106
Posted By lakercapt
On "Lake" boats when the pilothouse was right...

On "Lake" boats when the pilothouse was right for'd there was a steering aid right on the bow called a "spearpole". For night time it had a small light.
It had a winch controlled from the pilothouse...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th December 2019, 14:09
Replies: 33
Views: 3,106
Posted By lakercapt
A very good question but there are many factors...

A very good question but there are many factors to consider. As a previous reply with azipods, CPP, thrusters, etc there is many choices.
On the Great Lakes, I sailed boats with the pilothouse...
Forum: Tankers 25th December 2019, 19:54
Replies: 24
Views: 9,799
Posted By lakercapt
I was a couple of months on the C.Newcastle and...

I was a couple of months on the C.Newcastle and then transferred the old T2 C.Saigon. Never experienced so many problems before and when we got orders to load Bahairain for Avonmouth was delighted....
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th November 2019, 23:53
Replies: 129
Views: 29,843
Posted By lakercapt
You are quite correct about that. When we were...

You are quite correct about that.
When we were in Bergen one trip I called the brewery up and ordered about 100 cases of beer and asked if they could be so kind and deliver them. I told them where...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th November 2019, 04:54
Replies: 129
Views: 29,843
Posted By lakercapt
A private message is there for you Ron Regards

A private message is there for you Ron
Regards
Forum: Say Hello 13th November 2019, 05:01
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By lakercapt
Welcome to this great nautical site "Algowest" ...

Welcome to this great nautical site "Algowest"
I see you have some of the old boats that alas are no longer with us. My old boat is there but under a different colour "Saskatchewan Pioneer"
This...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 04:46
Replies: 257
Views: 36,276
Posted By lakercapt
I have written extensively about my time as a...

I have written extensively about my time as a sailor on another web site. It took many months as I wrote it at few pieces at a time when my memory was working well.. This thread received a great deal...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th November 2019, 01:38
Replies: 257
Views: 36,276
Posted By lakercapt
It was during my time with Palm line that I met...

It was during my time with Palm line that I met and remember Stan. May have been the Aklassa Palm as I was on this vessel from the maiden voyage for seven months as third mate. A very interesting...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 13:26
Replies: 257
Views: 36,276
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, 18:25
Replies: 26
Views: 3,098
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, 13:14
Replies: 3
Views: 432
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, 22:54
Replies: 257
Views: 36,276
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, 16:12
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
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 19th August 2019, 00:12
Replies: 134
Views: 17,909
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, 13:20
Replies: 41
Views: 18,868
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, 04:11
Replies: 1
Views: 667
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, 16:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,015
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, 22:57
Replies: 349
Views: 98,356
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, 22:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
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, 23:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
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, 21:33
Replies: 257
Views: 36,276
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, 22:30
Replies: 257
Views: 36,276
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...
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