- 1 Your recent edits
- 2 Image rendering quesion
- 3 Atlasov /Anadyrsk
- 4 Kurbat Ivanov
- 5 Chukchi Sea
- 6 Cape Dezhnev
- 7 Wrangel Island settlement
- 8 HMCS Karluk
- 9 Jeanette
- 10 Olaf Swenson
- 11 Cape Dezhnev photos
- 12 Caroline Healey Dall
- 13 Richardon Clover
- 14 Canadian Arctic Expedition
- 15 Mural
- 16 Cataloger
- 17 Example of Edward William Nelson as botanist
- 18 Thanks for catching the goethite glitch
- 19 Commons:National Archives and Records Administration/Error reporting
- 20 WikiProject Alaska
- 21 Dezhnev changes
- 22 WikiProject Alaska/Recent changes/Images
- 23 Ever hear this one?
- 24 Credo Reference Update & Survey (your opinion requested)
- 25 Panorama advice
- 26 Susan Butcher
- 27 Ejnar Mikkelsen
- 28 Coast Guard and Alaska
- 29 William Healey Dall
- 30 ArbCom elections are now open!
- 31 ArbCom elections are now open!
- 32 why you reverted it!!
- 33 William Healey Dall
- 34 USS Jeannette (1878)
- 35 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
Your recent edits
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Image rendering quesion
I saw your image question and left a reply but here is a copy. "I am not an expert on Image rendering but you could go to sourceforge.net and download Gimp. Gimp is a freeware version of Photoshop and does most of the same things without the cost. You can also go to youtube and find tutorials that will teach you how to use it."--Kumioko (talk) 20:17, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Do you have any books that say that Vladimir Atlasov founded Anadyrsk or some such. This claim has been in the wiki since the big bang and I think it must be wrong, but I don't have any sources. Benjamin Trovato (talk) 03:01, 22 September 2009 (UTC) /////// I just saw em. I'll add some more when I get thru with Fedot. 1652 must be wrong, but I need to dig to see what book has it.Benjamin Trovato (talk) 02:56, 29 September 2009 (UTC)///// I had a good book to copy from. The ataman business was copied from the previous Stadukhin article. I don't have a source and can't find what it would mean in this context. 1652 will be dropped soon. ///Fisher page 246-47: on 23may1659 (probably old style, so add 10 days) Dezhnev turned stuff over to Ivanov. 'He was the first regular representative of the state on the Anadyr'. Improved administration. '.. he built a stockade around the zimov'ye, thus making it an ostrozhek.' (where zimov'ye is roughly winter quarters and ostrozhek must be little ostrog, but Fisher does not say how these differed from a regular ostrog)Benjamin Trovato (talk) 01:32, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Not much Google book search seems to be mostly Lake Baikal German wiki gives date of death as 1666. I don't have the keyboard to fully search the Russian wiki. Bruce Lincoln: KI reached Lake Baikal in 1643 Dymytryshyn document book has him fighting Buryats around Baikal 1642-46 (If you don't have this, volumns 2 and 3 seem to be about Russian America (amazon.com, cheap))
Finally Fisher Dezhnev book: page 182: "In the summer of 1660 KI ... embarked on a voyage of 22 men which carried them along the coast north and east of the Anadyr to a 'big bay', probably Kresta Bay .... and thence eastward along the coast to another bay where they found a rookery or sandspit frequented by walruses .. for walrus ivory. Ivanov had learned of this from Fomka Permyak's Chukcha woman. .. Belov [Russian Dezhnev expert] believes this to be Provideniya Bay" Then a one-page discussion of Belovs claim that the Chukcha woman was captured here during the 20 September native fight, which would locate the fight. Fisher says rookery=Cape Chukotsky probably right, claim about the woman probably wrong. Page 220: KI left what Belov claims is Cape Chukotsky on 18 September. Soon storm arose, 3 days riding out storm, 2 days at a place of shelter, left, got back to Anadyr of the seventh day (unclear is this is after leaving Cape of leaving shelter) Then a discussion if this can be used to set sailing speeds.
The vagueness of all this implies there were no good sources in 1981 when Fisher was writing. The footnotes point either to Belov or big document collections that would only be found in acedemic libraries.
I was abbreviating to avoid typing in two pages of text. Page 182 exactly reads 'another bay near which'. Page 183 'rookery=Cape Chukotsky probably right' exactly reads "Belov's argument appears plausible and perhaps convincing, especially in placing the walrus rookery on or near Cape Chukotsky" Page 220 is copied exactly. Fisher's map has Cape Chukotsky as the southernmost curve of land east of Providinya Bay. Can't go much further without buying Belov and then maybe getting his sources. Google earth has the interior sand spit, no near spits, a big spit 100 miles west and what I think are called 'barrachoix' which are sand spits fully blocking a bay or river mouth. Benjamin Trovato (talk) 01:28, 7 November 2009 (UTC) /// There's a new article on Kurbat Ivanov. Benjamin Trovato (talk) 00:16, 9 January 2010 (UTC) ////// Greyhood has been adding to category:Siberian explorers from Russian sources that I don't have. A few need more work. I may step on some of his/her articles if I get the time. Benjamin Trovato (talk) 01:03, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Per Fisher, both were used in nineteenth century by some people, not clear who. Nordenskiöld once recommended change but no evidence here of connection between Nord. and offical change.
- 1. Page 217 Adelbert von Chamisso in one work (1821?) mentions 'Ostcap (Cap Deshnew)'.
- 2. Page 217: "Nordenskiöld writes: '..the eastermost promontory of Asia, East Cape, is an unsuitable name, for which I have substituted on the map that of Cape Deschnev after the gallant Cossack who for the first time 230 years ago circumnavigated it.'" citing Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe (London 1881) vol ii. p 68
- 3. page 17:'..in 1898.. at the suggestion of Yuliy Shokal'skiy, president of the Imperial Geographical Society, Emperor Nicholas II on June 18 [probably old-style?] of that year... ordered the name... changed from East Cape to Cape Dezhneva (Mys Dzhneva).'Benjamin Trovato (talk) 00:04, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Wrangel Island settlement
Thanks for your query. First, I assume that you refer to Wrangel Island (Russian) not Wrangell Island (US). The Wrangel Island article states "Radiocarbon dating shows the human inhabitation roughly coeval with the last mammoths on the island circa 1700 BCE" and "In 1764 the Cossack Sergeant Stepan Andreyev claimed to have sighted the island, called "Tikegen Land," and found evidence of its inhabitants, the Krahay." When I first read the article I had understood that the Krahay had gone and Andreyev had found evidence of and not inhabitants. This is supported by a statement that "aboriginal" inhabitants had gone when Europeans found the island. None of the shipwreck and marooned incidents refer to native or other inhabitants. Also assumed that the island was uninhabited in 1879, when there was a US attempt to claim the island and in the 1920s when the Canadians also had a go and settled some Inuits there (this is not stated and it might be that native inhabitants were not deemed relevant to a claim). There still remain the prehistoric settlement "circa 1700 BCE" at Chertov Ovrag, a site not in continuous use, ie, abandoned (this has a separate article already tagged as a former settlement), and the (apparently) abandoned penal settlements. The two settlements (Zvezdnyy and Ushakovskye, I think) were established after 1926 when the Canadian Inuits were evicted 1, can they be considered to be continuations of previous settlements? If so, which? BTW, Ushakovskye is referred to by a researcher who visited the island in 2001 as the only permanent settlement and this is supported elsewhere. There is a reasonably detailed map here. All-in-all and apart from Chertov Ovrag, I think there's support for interrupted human settlement on the island. What do you think? Folks at 137 (talk) 21:25, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
- Sorry for being unclear. To restate: There was prehistoric settlement which was abandoned or died out. This was Chertov Ovrag. The Canadians established a settlement of Inuits, which was evicted when the Soviet Union wished to establish ownership in 1926. Even if the new residents occupied the same site, the Inuit settlement had ceased to exist, I suggest. There were Soviet prison settlements which have also apparently ceased. Hence "former settlement". Hope I've done a better job this time! Folks at 137 (talk) 23:26, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your response about the disambiguation page for the name Jeanette. It helped me organize a rewrite of that page, separating items that belonged on Jeanette (given name) from those others. Both pages may still need some work, but I improved both to the best of my present understanding. -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 09:32, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Cape Dezhnev photos
Hi Dankarl, I saw the cool pix you added to the Cape Dezhnev article. I wondered, given both the ratio of words to images and the fact that a couple of them are of Port Dezhnev rather than the Cape itself whether they might better serve Chukotka articles by being moved to the Chukotsky District article since you would have to go past Cape Pe'ek to get to the site of the photo. I'm not going to move them myself as you put them up, but maybe they would be better elsewhere. up to you mate! Fenix down (talk) 21:01, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Caroline Healey Dall
Sorry about the long-delayed reply. My primary source for the Richardson Clover article was in this link: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rclover.htm. Thanks for asking! RashBold (talk) 06:16, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
Canadian Arctic Expedition
Thanks for clarifying Victoria Island. I'm wondering if Stefansson meant the Inuit with him or all Inuit. Given the ranges shown by File:Artic-cultures-900-1500.png there is a possibility that the islands had been seen prior to Stefansson. Of course without finding evidence on the island it is impossible to say if there was a prior knowledge of them.Cheers. Enter CBW, waits for audience applause, not a sausage. 05:41, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
- That sounds good. Gray would be a suitable source. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 13:34, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. If I want to get permission from the muralist, I've gotta act fast. Here's his website. That window is, oh, three weeks? And once he's gone, he's gone for TWO YEARS. Raymie (t • c) 15:58, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
That wasn't my setting specifically, but something on the AWB typo list. You should probably take it up with them at Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Typos, or else it'll keep happening.—Chowbok ☠ 03:46, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Example of Edward William Nelson as botanist
- (Asteraceae) Antennaria media Greene subsp. fusca (E.W.Nelson) Chmiel. -- Brittonia 49(3): 325 (1997) (IK). ¡Thanks! Rosarinagazo (talk) 01:16, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for catching the goethite glitch
Hi, thanks for asking on User talk:Mikenorton about goethite. While checking I found the source of the conflicting info ... and it was a reading/editing error I made back in Feb. 06 ... fixed now I hope. See my posts on talk:Goethite for more details. Vsmith (talk) 03:51, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
Hello. You have a new message at Hike395's talk page.
By popular demand, error reporting is here! I'm just letting you know personally since you've been involved in one of the threads related to errors encountered in the NARA catalog. If you can add error reports to that page from now on, we'll have an easier time relaying them to the NARA digital description staff, and we'll be able to track our progress. Let me know if you have any problems using the page; I already added one report as an example. Providing corrections for mistakes in the online catalog is one of the best ways we can show demonstrable benefits to the institution, and you'll be helping all the other users of the archives, so it's really useful. Thanks! Dominic·t 23:39, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
I just wanted to check and see if my comments answered your questions. I am totally fine either way if the project wants support or doesn't but so far your the only one to respond so I wanted to make sure I answered your questions. --Kumioko (talk) 17:27, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
I don't know how to handle this. What I wrote was a summary of Fisher and if I started with footnotes I would need to footnote about every sentence. The new information seems to come from the Lydia Black book which I don't have. Fisher is a closer study and therefore more reliable, but Black is newer and may have some recent Russian research that I can't access. I left a message on Apanuggpak's talk page to see if there is any evidence to override Fisher. Kamchatka River and Diomede Islands are the main contradictions. Benjamin Trovato (talk) 03:45, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
WikiProject Alaska/Recent changes/Images
Updated Wikipedia:WikiProject Alaska/Recent changes/Images to reflect the current contents of Category:File-Class Alaska articles. Can the non-free images be gathered like this without having to post a use rationale on each one? I'm unclear about that.RadioKAOS (talk) 18:31, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Ever hear this one?
James R Gibson, "Feeding the Russian Fur Trade",1969, page 23, footnote:"however, in 1937 the remains of a European settlement of thirty-one dwellings dating back some 300 years were discovered on the Kenai Peninsula. This site may have been settled by the missing companions of Dezhnev, who lost four vessels while rounding the northeasternmost cape of Siberia in 1648 ( A V Yefimov and S A Tokarev, eds, Narody Ameriki [Peoples of America] [Moscow: Izdatelstvo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1959], 1:99" Sounds cockeyed to me. Do you know anything about it from the Alaska side? Benjamin Trovato (talk) 01:09, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
Credo Reference Update & Survey (your opinion requested)
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At this time only the initial 400 editors have accounts, but even if you do not have an account, you still might want to weigh in on which resources would be most valuable for the community (for example, through WikiProject Resource Exchange).
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There you are. I was going to ask you something over on Commons, but I see you're doing something on here. When I was in Anchorage recently, I took a series of photos of the upper Anchorage Hillside neighborhoods and the surrounding mountains with intent on making a panorama. I've never played around much with panorama makers, but this one came out sweet. It also came out at over 20,000 pixels wide. I'm guessing that's overkill even for Commons. My laptop has been choking on uploading these 16 MP photos to begin with, so that explains in part why I continue to have an unresolved backlog. I'm guessing I should reduce this panorama somewhat before I upload it?RadioKAOS (talk) 21:05, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
- Commons is now supposed to be able to upload 100 Meg+ images, but I have never tried anything close. There was some discussion of the capability at the Commons village pump. I think I'd ask there or Commons user Jmabel seems pretty well versed. There are several upload routines on Commons, so if Upload Wizard can't handle there are a couple more levels. I've never needed to use them, but a lot of people are pretty annoyed with Upload Wizard. This does nothing about your laptop, however. In my limited experience fast connections help if you can get on one, preferably hardwired. Dankarl (talk) 01:21, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
You caught me at a bad time yesterday. I think I'm a little more awake now. I'm in the middle of looking for stuff with not much time left before I have to go, so I'll get back to you or let you know that something was posted to the article's talk page. RadioKAOS – Talk to me, Billy 18:22, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Coast Guard and Alaska
I ran across a reference used by Evans that I though might interest you. B.L. Reed, The Contribution of the Coast Guard to the Development of Alaska, U.S Naval Institute Proceedings, May, 1929. I have not seen a copy of the article, but perhaps it could be obtained through the U.S. Naval Institute. http://www.usni.org/ Just a thought. Cuprum17 (talk) 17:32, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
William Healey Dall
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2012/06/15/william-dall-national-geographic-founder-and-pioneer-of-alaskan-exploration/ The above link shows that Dall was amongst the founders of the National Geographic, so I thought it may be worth keeping the National Geographic as one of his affiliations. In addition, his republican politics can be found in Box 18 Folder 40 of the William Healey Dall collection at the Smithsonian Archive, and in folder 10 box 1 of the same collection, where he mentions his support for President Hayes' election and he mentions leaving the Coastal Survey due to political differences with the democratic Cleveland admistration's changes to it. In addition, his mother was a republican. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daniel.villar7 (talk • contribs) 18:39, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
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why you reverted it!!
William Healey Dall
Hi-I removed William Healey Dall from the Whitney family article and category. Several sources stated that Annette Whitney Dall was a niece of Oscar Whitney. It is unclear what relationship Oscar Whitney had with the Whitney family. It was interesting that Oscar Whitney was mentioned being related to Annette Dall. Many thanks-RFD (talk) 12:54, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
USS Jeannette (1878)
- I meant the bit where it says "Pandora was retired from duty and sold as a private yacht to a British explorer, Allen Young". Mjroots (talk) 05:17, 12 July 2016 (UTC)