A developing story: retrace the Beagle

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A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:03 am

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The three-mast, square-rigged schooner-clipper "Stad Amsterdam" ("City of Amsterdam") is en route. It is following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin as we speak and retraces the route the Beagle took. Witness it via

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/content/news/beagle/index.xml

and a lot of radio and TV coverage.
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Minimalist » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:32 am

Are the creationists following it in an "ark?"

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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Sam Salmon » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:31 am

Beautiful ship!

I'd love to see it under full sail.
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Digit » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:42 pm

Are the creationists following it in an "ark?"


If so Min it would pay to stay upwind of it whilst they are shovelling all the manure overboard. :evil:

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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Minimalist » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:43 pm

Sam Salmon wrote:Beautiful ship!

I'd love to see it under full sail.



In 1976, a few days after Operation Sail at the Bi-Centennial, I was driving along Ocean Parkway in NY on my way home from a meeting. As I made a turn into the Jones Beach area I caught sight of one of the tall ships. I pulled into the parking lot and there were 50 cars already there and people were standing on the dunes staring at this magnificent ship under full sail. She was beautiful. I wish I'd had a camera.
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby jw1815 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:18 pm

Are the creationists following it in an "ark?"


I heard they tried, but God sank 'em because he hadn't ordered them to do it.
Supernatural selection.
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:38 pm

Here's a better URL for you guys to follow this trip:

http://beagle.vpro.nl/#/page/item/12/english/

It's also got LIVE video links!
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:37 am

Sam Salmon wrote:Beautiful ship!

I'd love to see it under full sail.



In that case you really should check out http://beagle.vpro.nl/#/page/item/12/english/, Sam. it's got videos and LIVE streaming cams of the 'Stad Amsterdam' under full sail, now en route to south America. Real science, adventure, and history all rolled into one, and developing as we speak! From your armchair!
Only being there IRL could be better (unless you're prone to seasickness... :lol: )
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Minimalist » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:47 am

Nice pic, here.


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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Digit » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:57 am

They mark our passage as a race of men Earth will not see such ships as those again.

Masefield had it aright.

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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Minimalist » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:28 pm

Good find, Dig.
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Digit » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:10 pm

One of my favourite poets actually Min.

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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:06 pm

Underway:
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby Minimalist » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:42 pm

I know its more efficient but this....


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is simply no comparison to a clipper.
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Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Postby kbs2244 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:23 am

Some used the term

"The days of wooden ships and iron men."
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