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dubbie31
10-29-2012, 08:15 PM
And to our Pioneers out on the East coast...Stay safe guys!

vizoroo
10-29-2012, 08:18 PM
Still have power here in Maine. Wind is kicking up but no rain yet. We need to send positive vibes out to the crew of the HMS Bounty, the replica used in lots of films. As of now 14 are in life rafts and 2 are missing. I think the boat has sunk. As a boat Captain, I have to ask what in the world were they doing out there now?
Last I heard they has "recovered" one of the missing==a crew woman.

vizoroo
10-29-2012, 08:39 PM
No hockey at the weekly press conference tomorrow--Basketball Media Day.

The George Gwozdecky Radio Show will air live Tuesday on Denver's Sports Station 102.3 ESPN from 6 -6:30 p.m. MT. The audiocast available will also be available on www.DenverPioneers.com and www.denverssportsstation.com.

du78
10-30-2012, 07:22 AM
One half billion people without power in NY, NJ & CT. I am one of the lucky ones who never lost power although it flickered many times. Trees are down all over the place. There is no public transportation (LIRR, Metro-North, NJ Transit and NYC subway & buses) in the NY metro area. Tunnels are flooded and all of the bridges are still closed. All of the roads in the county I live in (Nassau) are closed. High tides last night were 9 feet above normal high tide. The entire south shore of Long Island south from Merrick Rd/Montauk Highway (RT 27A) was flooded at last night's high tide. There are 50 houses in Breezy Point, Queens that are currently on fire. This storm now reaches from Illinois to the East Coast.

dggoddard
10-30-2012, 12:14 PM
One half billion people without power in NY, NJ & CT. I am one of the lucky ones who never lost power although it flickered many times. .Settle down Dr. Evil.

I think you mean half million without power. :-)

Glad you still have the lights on and your family made it through safely.

vizoroo
10-30-2012, 09:30 PM
du78, what happened to the crane? Haven't heard about it today

du78
10-31-2012, 07:27 AM
du78, what happened to the crane? Haven't heard about it today

Still dangling up above 57th Street. I am so lucky that I never lost power (one of the 10 percenters on LI). Still no public transportation today, schools are still closed. South shore of Long Island and Jersey Shore have been devastated. Downtown Manhattan basically became the Hudson and East Rivers from the storm surge.

Dmann
11-01-2012, 10:35 AM
Bump!!!

vizoroo
11-01-2012, 02:57 PM
LaLeggia, Makowski, and Quentin Shore nominated for WCHA weekly honors.

SCSU's Drew LaBlanc and Finnish Frershman Kalle Kossila were 2 of the week's winners.

We need Jussi to show up the Finnish Frosh.
:)

Dmann
11-01-2012, 03:43 PM
Settle down Dr. Evil.

I think you mean half million without power. :-)



This has been cracking me up for days!!

Old Pio
11-01-2012, 08:02 PM
This has been cracking me up for days!!

Me too. I haven't heard from Dr. Demento in days (us old movie buffs stay in touch). I'm certain it's just a matter of power. But I'd really like to get an e-mail from him, know what I mean?

Let's get back to sailing ships and heavy seas for a minute. All I know about sailing I learned by skippering Snipes on Portage Lake, MI. But they had a pretty substantial dagger board, IIRC. Would a replica 19th century vessel have a significant keel? Maybe even more than the original?

Portage Lake was connected to Lake Michigan by a channel. And several times a summer when the weather was heavy, we'd wake up at Camp Tosebo to discover that a very large sailing vessel had ducked in to get to safer waters. Always a big thrill, of course. Also, on one trip to Mackinac Island we saw the ship that was the first to cross the line in the Chicago/Mackinac race. Didn't win, of course, because of handicap. It was owned by Standard Oil and was the biggest sailing ship on the Great Lakes at the time, like 100 feet. It was a big sucker, for sure. Can't remember the name. But she got in so far ahead of everyone else, her crew had time to get to the Pink Pony, get plastered, sober up, and meet the crews of other boats as they came in so they could get plastered again! IIRC, this ship had previously been owned by Marjorie Meriweather Post, who had a couple of dollars floating around.

Dmann
11-01-2012, 09:31 PM
Would a replica 19th century vessel have a significant keel? Maybe even more than the original?

I would suspect you are right.The fact that it was a replica doesn't mean it wasn't seaworthy. This particular boat, 180', had a major refit in 2006 in Boothbay harbor Maine. Very reputable yard. This past summer, the "Bounty", was docked at another boatyard in Belfast Maine for some more modifications. They also allowed tourists as well as locals to tour the boat. One of my students, last name Pitcairn, did such a tour. How about that for irony??? (Pitcairn Island, site of the mutineers hiding place). Further irony, the one female crew member that perished was named Charlotte Christian. Descendent of Fletcher Christian!!!!! Cue twilight zone music!!!!

vizoroo
11-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Me too. I haven't heard from Dr. Demento in days (us old movie buffs stay in touch). I'm certain it's just a matter of power. But I'd really like to get an e-mail from him, know what I mean?

RPI posters have also expressed their concern, but, knowing where he lives, figure he in the "powerless" zone.
He maybe saving his batteries for the RPI-Union series this weekend.

Old Pio
11-01-2012, 10:46 PM
RPI posters have also expressed their concern, but, knowing where he lives, figure he in the "powerless" zone.
He maybe saving his batteries for the RPI-Union series this weekend.

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. He said he and his wife and the cats were prepared to hunker down. I'm not exactly worried. But I would like to hear from him. IIRC, he said he didn't have a generator. One of the many images remaining from Katrina was a guy relaxing on the balcony of his French Quarter apartment, generator humming in the back ground, cold drink in hand, shotgun across his lap.

Old Pio
11-01-2012, 10:49 PM
I would suspect you are right.The fact that it was a replica doesn't mean it wasn't seaworthy. This particular boat, 180', had a major refit in 2006 in Boothbay harbor Maine. Very reputable yard. This past summer, the "Bounty", was docked at another boatyard in Belfast Maine for some more modifications. They also allowed tourists as well as locals to tour the boat. One of my students, last name Pitcairn, did such a tour. How about that for irony??? (Pitcairn Island, site of the mutineers hiding place). Further irony, the one female crew member that perished was named Charlotte Christian. Descendent of Fletcher Christian!!!!! Cue twilight zone music!!!!

That is spooky. Still can't find the name of that big sailing sucker I saw as a kid. The one owned by Marjorie M. Post was the Sea Cloud. 356 foot, four masted barque, with a crew of 60. Don't throw me in that briar patch. I'd live on that big beauty, like Quincy. She owned General Foods and was married to E. F. Hutton. I guess you'd call that a power couple. She was the richest woman in America for many years, worth billions.

dggoddard
11-02-2012, 08:28 AM
Dr Evil [du78] & family are doing well. They made it through the storm and then lost power later that morning, likely when a transformer blew out.

His neighborhood in Long Island was fine due to high elevation, except for any houses or cars that were damaged by falling trees.

He's been charging his cell phone in a car, but it has been cold in the house.

The LetsGoDU Emergency Management Agency* [LEMA] FedEx'd him a generator yesterday from Houston. UPDATE - Generator arrived


*LEMA assists college hockey fans after natural disasters.

vizoroo
11-02-2012, 10:18 AM
Dr Evil [du78] & family are doing well. They made it through the storm and then lost power later that morning, likely when a transformer blew out.

His neighborhood in Long Island was fine due to high elevation, except for any houses or cars that were damaged by falling trees.

He's been charging his cell phone in a car, but it has been cold in the house.

The LetsGoDU Emergency Management Agency* [LEMA] FedEx'd him a generator yesterday from Houston, it will arrive today.

*LEMA assists college hockey fans after natural disasters.

Thought he made it thru relatively unscathed, but the situation there is obviosly still unsettled. In his absence or until he reappears, just let me say...


IT'S
GAME DAY!

BigBossMan
11-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Still can't find the name of that big sailing sucker I saw as a kid.


Nina, Pinta or the Santa Maria? :p

Old Pio
11-02-2012, 05:43 PM
Dr Evil [du78] & family are doing well. They made it through the storm and then lost power later that morning, likely when a transformer blew out.

His neighborhood in Long Island was fine due to high elevation, except for any houses or cars that were damaged by falling trees.

He's been charging his cell phone in a car, but it has been cold in the house.

The LetsGoDU Emergency Management Agency* [LEMA] FedEx'd him a generator yesterday from Houston. UPDATE - Generator arrived


*LEMA assists college hockey fans after natural disasters.

Very nice.

vizoroo
11-02-2012, 08:24 PM
That is spooky. Still can't find the name of that big sailing sucker I saw as a kid. The one owned by Marjorie M. Post was the Sea Cloud. 356 foot, four masted barque, with a crew of 60. Don't throw me in that briar patch. I'd live on that big beauty, like Quincy. She owned General Foods and was married to E. F. Hutton. I guess you'd call that a power couple. She was the richest woman in America for many years, worth billions.

Speaking of Marjorie Post, something rang a bell. Something abut her grandson, the son of actress Dina Merrill, and the classic white house, known as Shangri-La, located at Colorado Blvd, Leetsdale, and Bellaire. David Post Rumbough purchased the 8000 sq. ft., 13 room mansion while attending the University of Denver. Now that's what I call student housing.
On what was once Shangri-La's rolling front lawn "Cableland" was constructed by Bill Daniels. You remember him, father of cable tv, whose name graces DU's Daniels College of Business.
Small world, eh?

(David Post Rumbough died in boating accident off East Hampton in 1973. Grandmother Marjorie Post died 4 days later before Rumbaugh's body was recovered.)

For the history buff, Google has a preview of Mansions of Denver The Vintage Years 1870-1938 by James Bretz