Talk:Nathan F. Cobb

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February 19, 2009 Good article nominee Listed
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Missing information[edit]

Mgm, I tried to address your above suggestions but I can't find information online about the vessel's construction or first 6 years or what kind of wagons were used in the rescue. I'm not sure where the problem is with the extra spaces.--Wpwatchdog (talk) 12:48, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

I just checked out Early American Steamers by Erik Heyl from the library. It is a three volume set but unfortunately the Nathan F Cobb was not included. I have not been able to locate any info from online databases either. I will keep looking but I think if the information is not there then it should not stop the article from achieving GA status. --Wpwatchdog (talk) 10:00, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Information is hard to come by for this ship. I have spent many a time looking and the only book I could find definitive statistics and year build was Merchant Sail by Fairburn. It lacks the builder and any data about previous voyages, but does provide some information. In the lead paragraph, before 275 ships were listed (Cobb included), the author William Armstrong Fairburn states how it is to be regretted that desired data about many vessels built in Rockland, Maine between 1837 and 1920 has not been preserved. I wonder if there is any data anywhere else???Sammyknoxg (talk) 16:57, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Add new section?[edit]

You were really able to fill in information about the rescue by finding the "Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Services for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1897." I think the New York Times 1892 article should be used. How about adding a new section at the beginning of the article called "History"? In this section you could quote the author William Armstrong Fairburn that desired data about many vessels built in Rockland, Maine between 1837 and 1920 has not been preserved, explain the only known statistics on the vessel, and then report the only other known history about the Nathan F Cobb that made the New York Times in 1892? --Wpwatchdog (talk) 15:13, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

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