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Bill Baskerville

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2020, 10:23:15 PM »
Initially, Wilmar is aboard “Seatrade Orange.” When that ship reaches Mananzillo, Panama, in three weeks or so, Wilmar will be transferred to another ship. It will transit the Panama Canal to Kingston, Jamaica, arriving there on Christmas Eve, where Wilmar will be transferred to a third vessel for the final leg of his Equatorial Tour to New York.
Damn, doesn't Wilmar need an escort, or a baby sitter to ride along and clean the sea spray off periodically, during those transfers?
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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2020, 10:27:12 PM »
It will transit the Panama Canal to Kingston, Jamaica ...
Arrrrg!  :'(   Avast ye mateys!      :-[

I thought that I would be the first to  post pirate puns/(talk like a pirate) as Kingston at one time was called Port Royal and was a pirate haven ...  :o
http://piratesoflore.com/port-royal.html

Now its just a boring container transshipment  port ...

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Kingston Harbour in Jamaica is the seventh-largest natural harbour in the world.[1] It is an almost landlocked area of water approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) long by 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) wide.[1]  Most of it is deep enough to accommodate large ships, even close to shore.[1] It is bordered to the north by the city of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica; to the west by Hunts Bay and the municipality of Portmore; and to the south and east by the Palisadoes strip, which protects it.[2]
The harbour is home to the Kingston Container Terminal, Jamaica's largest port.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_Harbour
Hopefully Wilmar does not get kidnapped & ransomed, :o possibly to some other 24" operation!



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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2020, 11:16:30 PM »
And the transfer crews know how to properly rig a load unlike:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvyIrsZ7Zhs
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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2020, 11:19:06 PM »
Blimey me harties and avast ye bilge rats, is it possible that the Jamaican pirates could hold our Wilmar for ransom?   Our lass Wilmar be no wench ye know.  Shiver me timbers matey, could they take their booty, the unsuspecting Wilmar, and butcher her into that accursed broad gauge that still operates on the island? 

We may have to belay their actions with our own team of buccaneers.  Together with Letters of Marquee we will have to batten down the hatches, hoist our own Jolly Roger, weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen and crush ye barnacles of those rapscoundrels. 

Flogging or dancing with Jack Ketch by hanging from the yardarm is to good for 'em scurvy dogs.  Once those scallywags have walked the plank to visit Davy Jones locker where those Scourges of the 7 seas be shark bait and me bucko, ye know dead men tell no tails.  We can smartly recapture our loot, the beloved lass Wilmar, and set sail for New York. 

Yo Ho Ho, savvy me hardies?
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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2020, 01:47:59 AM »
                                              *AHEM!!*


                  This is the W W & F .....


    ... NOT  The S ARRRR & AARRRRR L !!!!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:( :-*

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2020, 10:16:55 AM »
You really need someone riding with her through the Panama Canal! The line handlers will steal anything not locked down. I have shadowed a line handler throughout multiple watches.

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2020, 10:42:40 AM »
I hope no-one TAMPERs with it on it's long sea journey.

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2020, 01:03:29 PM »
ye know dead men tell no tails.

I think you mean "tell no tales." (Once an editor, always an editor.)
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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2020, 02:28:26 PM »
Hopefully Wilmar sends postcards from each port of call.
What–me worry?

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2020, 02:55:21 AM »


I think you mean "tell no tales." (Once an editor, always an editor.)
John M

Well, we don't have any overhead bridges or tunnels, so I think we'll be ok....


... WITHOUT telltales!  ;)

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2020, 07:53:36 PM »
Although folks from Down East may pronounce it "Wilma," the proper name is "Wilmar."

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2020, 03:14:06 AM »
Wayne
I disagree

It is written Wilmar but it is called Wilma.

Now how do you spell the wind? Mariar? ;D

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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2020, 02:36:44 PM »
Actually, depends on what part of Maine you are in. Wilmah, making the long A sound would be proper. Wilma, wkth the short A sound is incorrect. And if you are amongst our french speaking Mainers, Wilmar is correct.
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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2020, 04:17:22 PM »
[Moderator's Notes]
Thread title changed to match other threads for specific projects/equipment.
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The machine's name is "Wilmar" (as mentioned in the President's column in the Nov/Dec 2020 Newsletter.) However, as is custom in Maine, the r is silent when pronounced.
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Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2020, 05:44:04 PM »
For the record, my friend John Browning in Australia, the gentleman who put me on the track of the tamper to begin with, reports that in that country, the name is pronounced Will-Mar, with the emphasis on the first syllable.