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Monday, February 26, 2018

28 FEBRUARY 2018 - WHO KNEW ?

Thanks for the concerns, the M/V So...fea blog has been down since the 19th for culling offensive content, after your emails, I am putting it back up with an apology to all of our subscribers for being down so long, all is well, and, henceforth all (most) Port politics will be only posted  over on the whazammo.com site rather than here. Calling myself a pariah is also verbotten, so,no more Pariah Dock talk either . . . it is just too hurtful and disparaging, it makes people cry.
                                                             
IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY
SHHHH ! ADVISAL IS ACTIONABLE

I WAS ASKED TO  REMOVE THIS BLOGSITE'S HURTFUL AND NEGATIVE POSTINGS ABOUT THE HARBOR. (so much for 1st amendment rights in Oregon). BUT . . . NEVER ONE TO MAKE CHILDREN CRY (that's a lie), I have removed all these "offensive" things from the pages here on M/V So...fea.com (to shield the public from any of my lies, opinions, concerns, observations, suggestions, feelings (or even the reason for having a blog) . . .  a promise is a promise, I have  done what I promised.   Florence, your children and women are safe now.
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We are into two days of rain-squalls, and 32 degree windy nights, overcast 40 degree days, and finally ---winter.

Took down an'ya's 15 framed public art display and closed out her "Artist-of-the-Month" presentation, she did sell some work, so, even in winter darkness poetry works, she has just collaborated with a classical philharmonic composer and an opera soprano to build a video copy of the presentation (the tanka words are below the video area), and her website is coming along (at about 50% today), her next exposure will be announced when details are finalized. 

75 year old, Yngve Kristoffersen, a Norwegian Scientist, set out on a dangerous 13 month expedition in a small hovercraft together with Audun Tholfsen to the most  remote areas of the Arctic. It was his last chance to fulfill his lifelong dream and prove a theory based on data collected by Dr. John K. Hall on the US Ice Station T3 in the late 1960’s about an asteroid hitting the Arctic Ocean millions of years ago. 

Along the way they encountered extreme weather, hungry Polar Bears, and mechanical difficulties (surprise-surprise !) Their documentary "North into the Mist" is a mix of  science and adventure, take a look and enjoy.

Monday, February 19, 2018

19 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG - FROM PARIAH DOCK

Casa Bacardi is like batmans cave, and sort of like a trip to Olympia Brewery, and sort of like the day after New Years Eve, and, like Royal navy rum rations, and,

Ocean-aged spirits . . .  In the age of sailing ships, wine would often spoil on long voyages. Distilled liquors, however, were often improved by the motion of the ship, as well as from the changes in atmospheric pressure and temperature.   

The phrase, “sucking the monkey” was Royal Navy slang for drinking rum from a coconut through a reed (the three dots on the coconut resembled a monkey’s face), or, the stealth-drinking of the ship’s rum through a reed forced through a small hole in the rum cask.


Back in my Navy days aboard the carrier we used to make hidden away "locker booze" from coconuts by drilling a straw sized hole and adding raisens and sugar (then plugging it) to ferment with the milk...illegal, forbidden, and wow !

In the Caribbean locals make bush rum, Jack crow, or hammond, around JB white rum taste-alikes....180 proof all of them ! Yanks and Anglos have no idea !! I have some recipes.




Saturday, February 17, 2018

17 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG FROM PARIAH DOCK

When you are wrong, you are wrong . . . I admit it, I was wrong !

The current Interim port manager "will not" be the next Port Manager, Dina quit ! effective 15 March, her last day here.

I will write a monster 10 page Whazammo Technical White Paper on the "POS Harbor and Board Walk Fiasco & end-Dilemma" over at www.whazammo.com/pariah-dock   sometime next month, watch for it there !
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More misty rain, light SW winds with 15 gusts, mid 40's, absolutely nutso' day, sleet, rain, snow, ice sun, hot cold, wind, no wind, dark, sunny (repeat often) ..nice Oregon spring day, Oregon has a "NO LICENSE REQUIRED" free crabbing 3 day going on.... it has started !

As reported yesterday evening, we are supposed to get random night time police foot patrols here on the docks....
I will keep track by our security trip notifications and report back.....

Friday, February 16, 2018

16 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG FROM PARIAH DOCK

misty rain day... began working on the six crab pots, (new rope, boxes, cleaning, rigging, floating and the "get-ready" for this season.... got too cold,had to take a break,


One hundred and twenty years ago today, on February 15, 1898, a mysterious explosion ripped through the hull of the American battleship USS Maine, at anchor in Havana harbor in Cuba. The ship sank killing 266 of the 350 men aboard. 

The loss of the USS Maine heightened the tension between the United States and Spain. Cuba was a Spanish colony and the island was gripped in a rebellion against Spain. USS Maine was in Havana to protect U.S. interests.  
It was widely assumed at the time that the Spanish had placed a mine or launched a torpedo which sank the ship.  The American press whipped up the  American public with the slogan, “Remember the Maine. The Hell with Spain.”  After initially attempting to continue with ongoing diplomacy, the US declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898. By August 1898, Spain had ceded Cuba, along with the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam, to the United States. 

The treaty was signed on December 10, 1898, and ended the Spanish–American War, Cuba then gained formal independence from the U.S. on May 20, 1902, as the Republic of Cuba

The United States assumed territorial control over the US Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Harbor under a 1903 Lease agreement that still stands.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

14 - 15 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG FROM PARIAH DOCK

With the whazammo.com and tankaanya.com websites gaining daily, this 2 year old blog will slowly start to become diminished, and more of a strict diary (as ships logs are !), the need to use it for "issues" will be picked up by the whazammo.com/mvsofea and /Pariah Dock  pages, along with the wind and ocean generator development, and the Plankton and Acidification ocean work now being resumed from the 1980's original research at Tactian Services.

So, back to posting "boat" stuff.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

13 February, 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG FROM PARIAH DOCK

In fabricating ships’ hulls, seawalls and docks, the goal is to resist the power of the waves, developing ways to harness -- rather than resist -- the immense power of ocean waves have been going on even here, aboard So...fea as we develop our own small Hydro Generator over our stern. (more about that project coming at  www.whazammo.com/ late next month, March 2018).

This Fall, the Irish firm, OceanEnergy, will commission their 826 ton OE Bouy, which generates electricity from ocean waves, at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site on the windward coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.  Fabricated by Oregon  Vigor Marine it is 125 feet x 59 feet with a deep draft of 31 feet.

The $12 million project is part‐funded by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

Monday, February 12, 2018

12 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG FROM PARIAH DOCK

It would be hard to match this tale, and the hundreds of "comments" that followed were all in ridicule (without exception)....
A couple’s plan for a better life has been sunk. Nikki Walsh, 24, and boyfriend Tanner Broadwell, 26, decided nearly a year ago that they were tired of working.
“How can we live our lives when we’re working most of the day and you have to pay so much just to live?” Walsh, who booked timeshare tours for a living, said to the New York Post.
“Most of the work you do goes to your home. There has to be another option,” she added.
So, the Colorado couple sold all their furniture and their SUV and purchased a 49-year-old 1967 built boat in Alabama to live on and eventually sail the world in.
The couple moved onto the 28-foot boat, which was in the marina of Tarpon Springs, a town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and lived there for months with their two-year-old pug, Remy, while they stocked up on food and supplies.
February 8, 2018 - Madiera Beach, Florida, U.S. - JIM DAMASKE   |   Times.Tanner Broadwell, 26, and Nikki Walsh, 24, sold everything they had in Colorado, bought an old sailboat and set out to sail around the Caribbean with their 2-year-old Pug, Remy. But their trip was cut short on Wednesday night when motoring their boat named Lagniappe into John's Pass (background), they struck something underwater that tore their boat's keel off and caused it to sink about 20 minutes later. They and their dog were rescued, but are now stranded in Madeira Beach with one cell phone some of her clothes and some dog food. (Credit Image: © Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire)
The couple had planned their trip for a year -- both quitting their jobs and selling all their worldly possessions in Colorado before moving out to Florida to live on their 28-foot boat.  (Zuma Press)
“We were pretty prepared,” Walsh said, of gathering items to last them for their planned trip to the Caribbean.
However, the two were not prepared for what happened next.
Nearly two days into their venture, the couple’s boat capsized in a channel of water called John’s Pass.
“We thought the channel was where we were going, but it wasn’t,” Walsh told the New York Post, telling the publication they were armed with GPS and paper navigation charts.
Local boat captains say the sandbars often shift in John’s Pass, the Post reported.
“We started freaking out because waves were coming, and it was tossing our boat back and forth,” Walsh recalled.
Broadwell was at the rear of the boat, holding onto Remy when the trouble hit.
“My hands were shaking. We were terrified,” she said.
Before abandoning ship, Walsh said they grabbed some clothes and important documents, as well as things for their dog.
“I also grabbed Remy’s food and just about everything he needed,” said Walsh. “He doesn’t deserve to go without his favorite toys.”
Walsh admitted she and her boyfriend, who used to drive for Uber, were “new to sailing.”
February 8, 2018 - Madiera Beach, Florida, U.S. - JIM DAMASKE   |   Times.Boaters head out John's Pass as Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh's sailboat is barely visible as it lays sunken in the pass Thursday evening 2/8/2018. - Tanner Broadwell, 26, and Nikki Walsh, 24, sold everything they had in Colorado, bought an old sailboat and set out to sail around the Caribbean with their 2-year-old Pug, Remy. But their trip was cut short on Wednesday night when motoring their boat named Lagniappe into John's Pass, they struck something underwater that tore their boat's keel off and caused it to sink about 20 minutes later. They and their dog were rescued, but are now stranded in Madeira Beach with one cell phone some of her clothes and some dog food. (Credit Image: © Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire)
Once the boat flipped, the couple lost all of their material possessions. The pair said they have $90, no jobs and no boat insurance.  (Zuma Press
However, the couple, who has been left with just $90 in cash, no jobs and no boat insurance, say they are still hopeful for their world-sailing plans and have started a GoFundMe begging people to help them “not give up on [their] dreams.”
The pair are seeking $10,000 to rescue the ship, which sunk off the coast of Madeira Beach, FL. Walsh said raising the boat alone will cost at least $6,700.
“We have a lot of family helping us, but it’s hard when you’ve lost everything,” Walsh told The Post from Jacksonville, where the couple is staying with loved ones.
Though the pair seem down and out, they still plan to “buy or salvage another boat” at some point and “try try try again,” Walsh writes on the GoFundMe.
“You only have one life. Why spend it doing what you don’t love. Money isn’t everything!” Walsh told the Post.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

11 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG FROM PARIAH DOCK

Finally ! a day of rain.  no wind, and high 30's

Got the new web whazammo.com and tankaanya.com pages roughed in for form, now to load them . the podcast radio program will come back in early Spring (after the webpages).

More on the plastic-in-the-water issue (at Boston Harbor this time)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkQbcrzyAeE&feature=youtu.be  with crab season and river fishing coming back to the docks in Spring, I have some updates from my Fisheries Development years to update . . . my last review was 15 years ago when I finally retired the second time... a LOT has transpired all of it negative, and impacting the food chain, and sea sourced foods.  watch for it.

OOOPS ! REMOVED AS OFFENSIVE

Time to get working on the outside cleanup aboard So...fea, this weather has us 3 months early on scrub-down, fiberglass repair-polish and doing deck gear and teak refresh.... I did not get much done last season due to simply enjoying Florence, and relaxing, but, this year "has" to be a work year.

Friday, February 9, 2018

10 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG FROM PARIAH DOCK

OOOPS ! REMOVED AS OFFENSIVE

Finally, a normal cold overnight . .  33 degrees at the dock 0600 !  foggy, with a gorgeous 1/2 moon, and a real "ocean" smell. going to 55 degrees today with full sun. 

2nd Saturday Artwalk today, with an'ya at the Old town Coffee Shop as featured Artist for the month of February, so, she is set up and will be there 3-5 PM.

Had an old Attorney customer from Astoria contact the comments section about camera audio ... pretty interesting ! He gave me all the Federal and ORS statutes on EAVESDROPPING    OOOPS ! REMOVED AS OFFENSIVE

Actually had a 'courtesy' event with the Harbor yesterday       !!!!  When a dock worker shut down the pressure washer and sought us out at our van in the parking lot to allow us to pass with Bonnie back to the boat... very nice and normal (and very unexpected), it had me wondering what and why all evening.... 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

9 FEBRUARY 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG


After all the talk, I am Officially renaming the A-Dock extension . . . PARIAH DOCK (we are that bad !)


Been playing around for a month with this simplified Deck Log page layout and format idea  . . .  and not liking it, so I am jettisoning it overboard.

Back to the regular blog format !  

The work on the website returns is moving, but slowly moving, most of my time is selfishly going into the whazammo.com site (to learn the new system), after 20 years of coding in html variants, I am having to unlearn and retrain myself to work in a WYSIWYG web editor . . it is totally stupid that "no" code is harder to work with than full code, but that is where I am.

I am putting a So...fea section into the website and will start to diminish a lot of the"story" type stuff here in favor of the website, but it will be into March before I make the change.

Got some disappointing scuttlebutt in about last nights Port District "Open to the Public" meeting, 

OOOPS ! REMOVED AS OFFENSIVE

Onto the weather, which is far more important than things we can manage...the weather we can't !  this is nutz !  warm warm warm... no rain.

Bought the stainless steel tubing for the boat deck surround rail (when the skiff gets gone), that will also be the aft Bimini cabin support  as well.






6 - 7- 8 February, 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG

WEATHER: still 42 low-52 degrees for a high round the clock, some clouds with
 mostly all sun, zero rain, balmy, mix of evening fog next ten days are  days
 predicted of full sun and same temperatures
WIND: 0 - 2
SEAS: calm flat
SCUTTLEBUTT: no rain is making this weather (and our climate) very scary there is no let-up in sight, 10 more days predicted... I am calling it Spring.

EVENTS:  63 degrees today.....!!

NOTES:  Not much happening, working on websites, enjoying the unbelievable Spring weather, saw the first Daffodills in bloom !! at St. Vinnys, wired in Steve Starnes (Frank F) new monster 50 foot boat trailer plug for him (favor), the last POS public meeting was Wednesday night, the pressure washing of the old dock area is behind the oceansrising today, I doubt they will do the new dock area.
Had another big argument altercation on the dock last night behind our boat, a fifteen minute ordeal that lit up the security lights.


Monday, February 5, 2018

5 FEBRUARY, 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG

WEATHER: still 42 low-52 degrees for a high round the clock, some clouds with
 mostly all sun, zero rain, balmy, mix of evening fog next ten days are  days 
predicted of full sun and same temperatures
WIND: 0 - 2
SEAS: calm flat
SCUTTLEBUTT: no rain is making this weather (and our climate) very scary.
EVENTS:

The release of the FISA document created another surge of comments about audio recordings on the spy  (er, security) cameras on the docks at ICM...some good points were brought up, with lots of comparisons   even had a note left on So...fea !


Sunday, February 4, 2018

4 FEBRUARY, 2018 - SHIPS DECK LOG

WEATHER: still 50 degrees, overcast with mostly all sun, zero rain, balmy, mix of fog
sessions and foggy 47 degrees every night for a low ! 
 five days predicted of full sun 

next week
WIND: 0 - 2
SEAS: calm flat
SCUTTLEBUTT: no rain is making this weather (and our climate) scary.
EVENTS: MUCH going on . . .  watch for more on the plastics issue, at the 20 year-old whazammo.com  website (and perhaps the bi-weekly Whazammo Podcast radio station as well) which are both now being reconstructedand will be taking over many white paper, critique,
sea and boat related issues that this blog  is inappropriate for,

 (just as it was  "before" So...fea came into the picture two years 
ago), watch for it in late February.

Check back on my guessing about the new Port manager appointment,
and the application of the "JOB ONE" four "S" harbor
mentality (Safety, Security, Sanitation, Superintendence), and the 
spy camera audio recordings issue.

NOTES:

Heading into a long Super Bowl Sunday . . . and far away from any football, for a luncheon today, a dock discussion yesterday brought back the plastic issue, while the problem of trash and plastic in our waters gets worse, some technologies are beginning to respond. Products like the Seabin, a high tech floating bucket designed to collect floating trash in marinas, to  RanMarine‘s Waste Shark, a  “trash-eating, data-collecting, carbon-zero and safe drone-on-the-water.” 

And the Bluebird Marine Systems (Sussex, England, UK) SeaVax, a 144′ long solar-and wind-powered barge that can suck up, shred and compact plastic and other flotsam-jetsam waste that is 18 months old now.

As a fisherman or fish eater, this is mandatory viewing .... we demand that you watch the two plastic-issue full length 90 minute movies of "A Plastic Ocean" (amazon and youtube) and "Planet Ocean" (youtube)....

Friday, February 2, 2018

3 February, 2018 - SHIPS LOG

WEATHER: still 50 degrees, overcast with mostly all sun, zero rain, balmy, mix of fog
sessions and blah 47 degrees every night for a low ! 
 five days predicted of full sun next week
WIND: 0 - 2
SEAS: calm flat
SCUTTLEBUTT: no rain making this weather scary.
EVENTS: The 20 year-old whazammo.com  website (and perhaps the bi-weekly Whazammo Podcast radio station as well) is being reconstructedand will be taking over many
sea and boat related issues that this blog  is
 inappropriate for, (just as it was
 "before" So...fea came into the picture), watch
for it in late February.


\NOTES:

With the new-found knowledge about security cameras and "where" they
are, again brought to mind my earlier (12 November)  "go-nowhere" two
 night time-stamped complaint that was in full view and range of the ramp
 mounted  camera.
That nights screaming would have certainly triggered the cameras by sound and
by after-dark motion, the lighted  dock area would make for easy viewing
with a fully unobstructed night vision camera 150 feet away - - especially
 as the people had to  enter and leave 15 feet away from  the camera in
 full view at the ramp.

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Saturday night (tonight), was the second night in a row when 10 young
men noisely come down the ICM ramp shrieking at 2345, strip off their
 clothes and skinny dip off A-dock across from the SW corner of
Novellis (make that LOUDLY skinny dip) they use the dock power
console light to undress, stand around naked awhile, shrieking, then
redress,  tonight,  they inspected Novelli's overhead door, padlock and
 windows with a flash light, continued yelling loudly then dispersed
 back up the same ramp at exactly 2355 and head West into town afoot.

Both nights I was phone in-hand just as they decided to leave, too
 many rowdies to confront or hit with flood lights and siren (and
reveal my presence), their short stay precludes calling 911, three
 in a row ?  we will see tomorrow


1 - 2 FEBRUARY, 2018 - SHIPS LOG

WEATHER: still 50 degrees, overcast with mostly all sun, zero rain, balmy, day ended in sea mist but warm
WIND: 0
SEAS: calm
SCUTTLEBUTT: see below
EVENTS: see below
NOTES: got some serious email comments in last night (the 31st) about the Harbors security cameras . . . they ramped up all day long... and overnight the 1st to total around 50, so I wrote up the following;


There is much more developing on this Port of Siuslaw Harbor story, but, it is best discussed
after turning your EMP white noise scrambler-jammer on . . . just a “heads up” from the
blogsite comment page last night 31 January, 2018, but, we thought that YOU should be
aware as well.


The general 21st Century rule is that people in public places must always assume they might
be photographed or video recorded by CCTV, Big Brother, employers, etc; and we see warning
signage posted in many places every day, BUT, “audio” recorded (monitored)?
FYI, the three security cameras mounted on the east-facing side of the ICM wharf ... (one at
the corner of the transit-”A” dock intersect facing Otter, and two on the ramp phone pole---one
facing East down Amber Novelli’s dock, the other facing South down “A” dock) have audio
microphones!, their specs boast a 60-75 foot (normal talking dB) pickup range;there are many
other cameras elsewhere in the system as well.


Day or night, 24/7 anyone who ever sat at tables under an umbrella to eat along the ICM wharf
rail, or planned their families day standing in front of the ICM dumpsters, paused at the
“A”-dock/transit dock corner to talk, stood between the Frank F. and Otter, sat aboard
Oceansrising’s stern deck, carried on a conversation outside someone’s boat, or walked down
the “A” dock ramp area to/from Amber Novelli’s, were being potentially eavesdropped on
, listened to, and recorded without their knowledge or permission.


Federal law: Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), 18 U.S.C.A. § 2510, it is
illegal to listen to, monitor or record audio conversations without the consent of the parties
involved. Since Federal wiretap law makes it illegal to record oral communication,  most security
cameras usually lack audio as it would put them in the surveillance category.

Oregon Law: ORS (Or.Rev.Stat. Ann. § 165.540) It is illegal for a third party to intercept,
attempt to intercept, or get any other person to intercept, any wire or oral communication
without the consent of any parties to the conversation. Unless one is a party to the
conversation or has received consent from one of the parties, it is illegal to obtain any part
of a telecommunication or a radio communication, the courts have also ruled that one cannot
use a device to record a conversation unless all parties of the conversation are informed.
And, (Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 165.535)

However, It is not  unlawful  for an individual who is a party to, and  has consent  from, a party
in an electronic communication to record or disclose the contents of said  communication. But,
remembering It is unlawful  to  record an in-person  communication without the consent of all
 parties involved.


Opinion is, there is a distinct difference between “Security” and “Surveillance” (Spying), and
that the privacy and unauthorized (unknown and un-permissioned) use of audio recordings
(void of any signage or warnings) has violated many hundreds (possibly thousands) of harbor
visitors, tourists, tenants, business customers and the general public’s rights of privacy, as
protected per Federal and Oregon Law statutes.


Of course, on exposure it will follow that the ORS key word is “recording”, and of course, the
“sound pickup” (like motion) is only used as a camera-on trigger, and no one ever “listened”,
“recorded” or "shared" any audio (now debunked).

    According to Federal Law opinion, illegal listening to personal-private conversations
can/does influence thinking, actions and responses by the devices owner or management team
who cannot (consciously or subconsciously) “unhear” or remove the audio input knowledge
from prejudicing any future decision-makings or opinions.


Awareness and input of this began late last night, 31 January, 2018, but already has one web
comment just been received about whether or not ICM is aware of the listening device and the
ongoing violation their customers are being exposed to, while another commentor is reviewing
a public class action potential.

CENTRAL OREGON PORT NEWS 7 OCTOBER 2020

THE CENTRAL OREGON PORT OF SIUSLAW, HAS A  PROTECTED 50 BOAT MAIN HARBOR WITH A ¼ MILE LONG  TRANSIENT DOCK EXTENSION FOR COMMERCIAL, SHORT ...