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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

25 FEBRUARY, 2020 - 103 years for this ?


If you look real close, you can see the Captain wearing his waders still standing at the wheel yelling into his cell phone.   Seriously though, if you have any respect for wooden boats over 100 years old, this should make you cry.

Being tied across the 10 foot A-dock from the F/V FRANK F. for two years here in Port of Siuslaw, and after researching its history for Historic ShipApplication, I know of its earlier Alaska, San Pedro, Oregon history and restorable condition, this was a last of class vessel that has now become scrap.

                      FRANK F (214967)


USCG ID214967
Year1917
Length65.2 feet / 19.9 meters
Depth7.3 feet / 2.2 meters
Breadth17 feet / 5.2 meters
Gross Tonnage50
Net Tonnage42
NameFRANK F
ServiceCOMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL
TradeFishery
Hull MaterialWOOD
Builder        National Ship Building Seattle, Washington            

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

19 FEBRUARY, 2020 ... SEA DRAGONS AND SEA HORSES

A SEA DRAGON-HORSE

As a kid, I was always amused and interested in SeaHorses, they come in over 50 varieties, and are generally unknown to most people on the planet, so, let me enlighten you... it's fun !
                                                        
The scientific name for Seahorses is "Hippocampus" which when translated means "horse caterpillar", they actually are fish, and they have gills and a swim bladder, but none of the usual fins like other fish, they have external skeletons made of boney armor sections, but, they have no scales. They are saltwater, shallow tropical water creatures                                      


They have a long elephant-like trunk-snout that acts like a vacuum cleaner, it is expandable for large items, but Seahorses have no teeth and cannot chew, so they have to chemically digest what they find for food.  Their eyes work independently  not as a pair, and their tails can wrap and hold onto things in high current waters.

Seahorses mate for life, and during their romancing change and alternate colors, they can change colors to hide or blend in at will, but the male (not the female), carries the eggs in a pouch until they are live-born, it takes about four weeks until the small seahorses and leave the pouch. 

They are horrible swimmers and end up as being the slowest of all fish, they "flutter" rather than swim.

Although Seahorses are an endangered species, Japan, China, Indonesia, and Norway fully ignore the preservation taking over 200 million seahorses annually, which are caught and used for Chinese medicine, and the souvenir business (like dried starfish and shells), they are thrown ashore into the hot sun to die and dry.

Sea Dragons come in different varieties too,  The Leafy Sea Dragon is very special,                           



This species of seahorse can be about 8 inches long so it is among the largest that you will find


18 FEBRUARY, 2020 ... ICE VOLCANOES !!

We posted earlier on here:   5 March 2019, 18 March 2019, 1 April 2019  about phenomena on the waters of the Great lakes that Ocean Sailors never experience.   This past week a different oddity was published by Fox News.

Ice volcanoes are a common feature in the winter months around the Great Lakes, over the course of hours or days, ice formed as part of the leading edge of an ice shelf build out into the lake, water squeezes upwards and tosses the floating ice up forming a cone, that resembles a volcano.  
 
After the ice shelf has built out, ice volcanoes tend to form on shorelines where waves strike with some force, waves continue to travel underneath the ice and are forced up through cracks of the previously formed cones. ice volcano cones can range in size from less than 3 feet to greater than 20 feet high, with the largest cones typically near offshore sand bars and rock reefs. Despite having "volcano" as part of the name, they do not erupt hot lava.
 Another lake oddity... "ice balls" was spotted Friday washing up as well. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

12 FEBRUARY, 2020 - WANNA' FEEL OLD ?

Wanna' feel OLD ?
                                                                     

Remember when you had to tell the kids they could not go to Disneyland because it simply "cost too much" ?  That was in 1971... a day pass was $3.50 per person.

Today, the new prices came out,  $154.00 a head

Disneyland Park and neighboring California Adventure Park, will now cost up to $209. Guests will also pay more for multi-day passes, which range from $235 for a two-day single park ticket to $415 for a five-day park hopper, according to FOX TV 11  Los Angeles.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

02/02/2020 - WORLD PALINDROME DAY

02 02 2020

This is the first time in over 900 years (since 11/11/1111) the date is palindromic no matter the date format.

It’s also the 33rd day of the year with 333 days left!
The date is a numerical palindrome: the same when read forward and backward.   "A man, a plan, a canal – Panama", "Madam, I'm Adam", "Never odd or even". redividerdeifiedcivicradarlevelrotorkayakreviverracecarmadamrefer, etc;
Sunday is 02/02/2020: in both the "Month/Day/Year" or "Day/Month/Year" format.

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 ...