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what's it dumping? Why?
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Looks like lumber sliding off the side. My guess is as the tide came in, a ship that ran aground and was listing, lifted off and the load slid into the ocean or possibly a Great Lake.
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Kirk wrote: wow, how'd that ship get that tilted? Did it get thrown up there by a storm?


It's a self unloading log barge as used in coastal BC. It shifts ballast until the angle of repose for the logs is reached, they all slide off into the water.

They're then corralled by boom boats. I've always wanted to run one.

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Kirk wrote: wow, how'd that ship get that tilted? Did it get thrown up there by a storm?


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filt ... cargo.html

Apparently they do that on purpose. Dump the timber and go.
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very neat. I had no idea that was a viable technique.
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Kirk wrote: very neat. I had no idea that was a viable technique.

It's amazing what is or has been considered viable.

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Especially in the lumber industry, for some reason.
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and we go turnin', turnin', down white water ...
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dv wrote:
Kirk wrote: very neat. I had no idea that was a viable technique.

It's amazing what is or has been considered viable.

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Especially in the lumber industry, for some reason.

That part I knew about. That they would continue that method, where they'd already put the lumber on a boat and which could just as easily lifted off with a hoist, astounds me.
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They might still float them into the mill so a crane would be an unnecessary step.
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Farmerkev wrote: They might still float them into the mill so a crane would be an unnecessary step.

Yes, and that suggests water delivery is lower overall power required to deliver the logs to the blade than hoist and conveyor. Otherwise they would have retooled that aspect of the mills. Or that there's some other situation going on here that drives this decision.
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TOS wrote:
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and we go turnin', turnin', down white water ...


For he goes birling down a-down the white water

Birling is when you balance on a floating log and then use spin to keep your footing.

Close, but no cigar ;)

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One of my high school students is a log rolling instructor.
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C. Ives wrote: One of my high school students is a log rolling instructor.


Is there much demand to teach logs to roll?
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Farmerkev wrote:
C. Ives wrote: One of my high school students is a log rolling instructor.


Is there much demand to teach logs to roll?


Only if you're training for the lumberjack world championships.

Yes, I realize logrolling should have been one word.
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That reminds me. I need to go back to ucluelet
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Kinda reminds me of playing UT99 with a blanket over my head and computer.
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I just watched that for the first time last night.
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fun with after effects
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He must have been out of arrows. Also any pheasant I've ever tried to chase handily outran me. That one wasn't really trying to get away.
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nice
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indeed

though the cessna 195 sure is pretty
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It's actually pretty amazing at how both high-tech, and low-tech, this stuff was.
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omg that link is 100% awesome

i'm gonna be up all night studying that stuff
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meanwhile, in sweden

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Heh

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