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Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 848
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

600 ships sailed in but did not sail out. Why?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they sail ships? War ships? Were they destroyed? Dismantled? Converted from sail to engine power? did they sail into a harbor? Shipyard?
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Galfisk,

Were they sail ships?
SOME

War ships?
NO

Were they destroyed? Dismantled? Converted from sail to engine power?
NO

did they sail into a harbor?
YES

Shipyard?
NO
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Post Number: 1448
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 11:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they sunk? Did they ever leave the harbor? Intact? By "sailing", do you mean moving by sail? Moving by its own power? Simply moving while floating in water? Did something unexpected happen to the ships? To the harbor?
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 3:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Galfisk,

Were they sunk?
NO

Did they ever leave the harbor?
PROBABLY NOT, MAYBE MUCH LATER

Intact?
YES

By "sailing", do you mean moving by sail?
NOT NECESSARILY

Moving by its own power? Simply moving while floating in water?
YES

Did something unexpected happen to the ships?
NOT IN THE SENSE YOU MEAN

To the harbor?
NO
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the ships normal size ships?
Yuva (Yuva)
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were those real ships?
Did they carry people? goods?
Were they in a parade?
Were they expected to sail out at all?
Was it a real event? Historical? Fiction? Was it in any movie?
Was it in US?
Reason for not sailing out political? financial?
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alhucema and Yuva,

Were the ships normal size ships?
YES

Were those real ships?
YES

Did they carry people? goods?
YES

Were they in a parade?
NO

Were they expected to sail out at all?
YES

Was it a real event? Historical?
YES

Fiction?
NO

Was it in any movie?
DON'T THINK SO

Was it in US?
YES

Reason for not sailing out political?
NO

financial?
YES
Yuva (Yuva)
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Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 2:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were those Navy ships?
Cold War related?
Brought in to be armed?
But not armed due to budget deficit?
in the 1980s?
Admin (Admin)
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Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 11:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yuva,

Were those Navy ships?
NO

Cold War related?
NO

Brought in to be armed?
NO

But not armed due to budget deficit?
NO - WRONG LINE

in the 1980s?
NO
Yuva (Yuva)
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Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 4:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Budget deficit relevant?
Place American? Asian? European? African?
Anything to do with exploration?
Discovery of new lands?
Columbus discovering Americas?
Oisin (Oisin)
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Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do all 600 ships sail into harbour on the same day? same week? or is the time-scale over months? years? decades? longer?
Do the ships have anything in common other than their sailing into the same harbour? Are they from the same country?
Is the financial reason failure to pay harbour duty? failure to pay other taxes? that the ships have been purchased by someone linked to the harbour? Are the ships on display at a museum linked to the harbour?
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yuva,

Budget deficit relevant?
NO

Place American? Asian? European? African?
YES, NO, NO, NO

Anything to do with exploration?
Discovery of new lands?
Columbus discovering Americas?
NO
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 854
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oisin,

Do all 600 ships sail into harbour on the same day? same week?
NO

or is the time-scale over months? years?
YES

decades? longer?
NO

Do the ships have anything in common other than their sailing into the same harbour?
NO

Are they from the same country?
NO

Is the financial reason failure to pay harbour duty? failure to pay other taxes? that the ships have been purchased by someone linked to the harbour? Are the ships on display at a museum linked to the harbour?
NO TO THOSE
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 9:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the ships modified / utelised for a different purpose?
Type(s)of ship relevant?
Age of ship relevant?
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Post Number: 855
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beroean,

Were the ships modified / utilised for a different purpose?
YES - SOME WERE BUT THIS IS IRRELEVANT

Type(s)of ship relevant?
NO

Age of ship relevant?
NO
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the harbor in financial trouble? The country where the harbor lies? Are the ships physically hindered from leaving? Or by force? Military force? Has there been a disaster? Natural disaster?
Admin (Admin)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

GALFISK,

Is the harbor in financial trouble? The country where the harbor lies? Are the ships physically hindered from leaving? Or by force? Military force? Has there been a disaster? Natural disaster?
NO
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is politics relevant?
Economics relevant?
Environmental circumstances relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 12:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the crews relevant? Did they quit? Were they fired? Are they on strike? Did they abandon the ships? For something better? Gold rush relevant? Or something similar?
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beroean,

Is politics relevant?
NO

Economics relevant?
YES -ISH

Environmental circumstances relevant?
NO
Admin (Admin)
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Post Number: 858
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

GALFISK

Are the crews relevant? Did they quit?
YES, YES

Were they fired? Are they on strike?
NO, NO

Did they abandon the ships? For something better? Gold rush relevant? Or something similar?
YES TO ALL THOSE
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the ships sail there in order to participate in the rush? Or was gold discovered while they lay there? So the 600 ships were simply all the ships that were at port at the time?
Was it the Yukon gold rush?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it just that gold mining became more lucrative than shipping and the captains of the ships abandoned them to turn their attentions to gold rush?
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Post Number: 859
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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 7:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Galfisk and Peter,

This happened during the great California Gold Rush 1849 - 1851. Gold fever ran so high that when ships docked in San Francisco harbour the crews jumped ship in order to try to make their fortunes as gold prospectors. Some 600 ships were stranded without crews. Some were used as floating hotels.

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