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    Re: Fw: Transcription of Worsley's Log
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2009 Mar 7, 20:33 -0800

    Hi George (and to all those folks following Worsley's Journey)
    
    First I want to thank you for the Dennett Transcription, but it is clear that 
    the person who did that equally had trouble.  For example, on the 24th of 
    April, the transcription has them "rathing" the chronometer, not rating the 
    chronometer.  Further, not one of the reductions is given, just a note that 
    there is an observation.  The Dennett Transcription has helped me with a few 
    words I could not read however, and for that I am grateful.  
    
    On the 24th, Worsley talks about a break in the XXXXX ice.  Dennett has that 
    as "stream" ice.  It may very well be that word, but H.O.Pub 609 "Functional 
    Glossary of Ice Terminology" 1952 has no entry for "stream ice".  In my copy 
    of "Endurance, An Epic of Polar Adventure" Worsley ;1933 Worsley refers to 
    this as an "encircling line of pack ice".  Since "stream" could be the word, 
    I have made it so.
    
    An interesting bit is that the Dennett Transcription shows log entries for 30 
    April thru the 3rd of May, something Canterbury Museum said that they did not 
    have.  I will approach them for resolution
    
    The log is now updated to the 6th of May 1916.  The data for 4 May is nearly a 
    black blob.  At best, we only can get a partial reconstruction of the data.  
    This is the worst of the lot.  Other dates are much clearer.  I beg 
    forgiveness for all the errors I have probably made, the log book is a mess.
    
    Best Regards
    Brad
    
    
    
    
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