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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Tiny Turnip
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    Time traveler? Found this in a cemetery in central Texas.
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    A beautiful ribbon map of the entire Mississippi. Zoomable. I particularly like the one in the little case with the crank handle.

    This 11-Foot 'Ribbon Map' Puts the Whole Mississippi River in Your Pocket https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mississippi-river-ribbon-map

    I've heard of (in Jonathan Raban's 'Old Glory,' iirc) A related thing, where the view from a boat, or a carriage, of an entire journey would be painted on a scroll, perhaps a hundred metres or more long, and this would be unrolled past the window of a stationary cabin to give a virtual journey to the stationary occupant.
     
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    Jeez, don't show that to Doug Lord!
     
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    :D I don't know if he hangs around here.
     
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    Sam Sam - I was delighted to read the supposed origin of Mark Twain's name whilst poking about on t'internet looking for information about the history of depth sounding today. You are likely familiar with it, but it was new to me:

    "On the Mississippi River in the 1850s, the leadsmen also used old-fashioned words for some of the numbers; for example instead of "two" they would say "twain". Thus when the depth was two fathoms, they would call "by the mark twain!". The American writer Mark Twain, a former river pilot, likely took his pen name from this cry. The term lives on in today's world in echo sounding, the technique of using sonar to measure depth.[3]"

    from: Depth sounding - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_sounding
     
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    blared ALFA

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    blared ALFA

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    Here is his book "Life on the Mississippi" where he learns all about 'mark twain' and more.

    Life on the Mississippi, Complete, by Mark Twain https://www.gutenberg.org/files/245/245-h/245-h.htm#linkc12
     
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    Alabama, 1956
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    If they're not toys, then it is or was a pretty brave photographer . . :eek:
     

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    When baggy pants and boxers were a consequence of handmedowns rather than fashion statements.
     
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