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Gambia 2000 D8 sg?, scott?

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Gambia 2000 D8 sg?, scott?

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SARIMANOK outrigger

In 1985 Bob Hobman built a. outrigger canoe the SARIMANOK made of a ghio tree and sails made entirely of vegetable elements, not a single nail was used. The outrigger was built mostly after plans of a Filipino “vinta” model.
Not any navigational instruments were on board, and the crew relied only on the stars to set course.
The name given to the outrigger was SARIMANOK she was named after a Sarimanok bird in Filipino Mindanao mythology, a reincarnation of a goddess who fell in love with a mortal man. Today it symbolized in the Filipino wealth and prestige.
From two books of which the quotations I got from Mr. Jung (with thanks) comes the following.

Madagascar - The Eighth Continent: Life, Death and Discovery in a Lost World by Peter Tyson pages 257-258.
I quote:
To find out, a Briton named Bob Hobman decided to build a replica of the king of boat the first Malagasy might have used and, in the manner of the Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl, try to sail it from Java to Madagascar, making no landfalls, using no modern navigation aids, and subsisting solely on foods the ancient Malagasy might have eaten. The 60-foot double outrigger canoe was built entirely of wood and bamboo, with palm-weave sails and rattan bindings instead of nails; it had no motor, radio or sextant. On June 3, 1985, the SARIMANOK, as the vessel was christened, set sail from Java. “They had an unending, horrible voyage,” Dewar told me. “There were problems with the boat. More or less continuous high seas, strong winds, and frequent storms. All the time they’re filming this damn thing, filming the boat falling to pieces and so forth.” After one stop on Cocos (Keeling) Island to let off a sick crew member (and bring on some tinned food), Hobman’s crew, against all odds, managed to go the distance to Madagascar in 49 days. But by then they had lost their ability to steer the craft, and they drifted past the northern tip of the island and into the Mozambique Channel. “On the boat they had this sealed, watertight container with a button,” Dewar told me. “If they pushed the button, it would turn on a radio beacon that would identify where they were and would send out a distress signal.” “Just like the original Malagasy might have had,” I said. “Exactly. Well, they finally gave up und pushed the button.” A French coast guard ship came out from the Comoros and towed them back to the island of Mayotte, where they promptly saddled with a hefty bill for the rescue. The crew then hired a local boat to tow the ailing craft to Madagascar, where, on September 5, the SARIMANOK finally came to rest on Nosy Be, on the beach by the Holiday Inn, “About a year later, a group of these people came back to try to raise money in Madagascar- which strikes one as a somewhat humorous effort- to refurbish the SARIMANOK and memorialize it,” Dewar said. “On of them gave a lecture in Diego Suarez while I was in town. He delivered it in English, with simultaneous translation, to a crowd of about 60, at least half of whom were under the age of 12. I think they left disappointed in terms of finding anyone to take care of the SARIMANOK.” But Jean-Aimé Rakotoarisoa, a leading Malagasy archeologist and a close friend of Dewar’s, had a different take on what the SARIMANOK voyagers had accomplished, Dewar told me. “They had done marvelous work, Jean-Aimé felt, solving problems that we archeologists had not been able to solve before. We now know that the first place settled in Madagascar was the Holiday Inn in Nosy Be, and we know that Americans must have settled the island first, because there we have proof: the built the Holiday Inn.”

Classic Ships of Islam: From Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean von Dionysius Agius, page 103
I quote:
People of southeastern origin settled in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands in the second half of the first millennium CE; the language of Madagascar today is Malagasy of an Austronesian family with strong ties to Ma’anyan and the Borito languages of Borneo. How they reached Madagascar is interesting and something which has intrigued a number of scholars. One voyage, undertaken by Bob Hobman and his crew on 6 August 1985, proved that Neolithic navigators could have crossed over from Indonesia to Madagascar on an outrigger canoe, the SARIMANOK, a hollowed-out trunk of a huge ghio tree with sails woven from plant fibres. The voyage lasted 63 days.

The SARIMANOK is now in the Oceanographic Museum of Nosy Be, Malagasy.

Malagasy Republic 1987 60f, 150f sg 617/18
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1987 36c sg160, scott?

BOM vessels

Gambia issued a set of stamps in 1991 for the 100th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890.
One of this stamps shows use the “beach at Scheveningen during a calm day” painted in 1882 by van Gogh.
The three vessels on the painting on the beach are bom vessels for more info see. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11475&p=12256&hilit=panorama#p12256

Gambia 1991 1d.25 sg 1246, scott 1147.


Of the “pendolare concept boat” I can only find that it is a Granata Design from Palmetto Bluff, USA and a photo of the design, but not any detail on the design so most probably the design was not a seller and it stayed on the design board.

Gambia 2000 8d sg?, scott?


When you look carefully to this stamp you can see that the name ROCKET II is painted mid-ships on the hull, the stamp gives that a “ferry sea coaster concept” is shown. The stamp shows I believe a ship drawing of the design, but actually the ship is the ISLAND ROCKET II.

She was built in 1997 for the Island Express Boat Lines, Sandosky, OH by the Air Ride Craft Inc. Miami.
Delivered as the ISLAND ROCKET II.
Tonnage 32 grt, 25 nrt, dim. 64.70 x 19.20 x 6.5ft.
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On the "home-grown" design front, the new Surface Effect Ship (SES) catamaran ferry ISLAND ROCKET II will begin service this summer on Lake Erie for owner Island Express Boat Lines, Ltd., Sandusky, Ohio.
"We were looking for something with a little more speed and a little more passenger comfort," Island Express general manager Brad Castle told Marine Log, "and this certainly fit the bill."
At full load, Castle says the 149-passenger ISLAND ROCKET II should reach cruising speeds in the "mid-40 knot range" and still be comfortable for passengers. It will combine with Island Express Boat Lines' other ferry, the ISLAND ROCKET I, to offer regular service from Sandusky to Kelleys Island to Put-in-Bay.
Based on the Seacoaster design from inventor Don Burg, president of Air Ride Craft, Inc., Miami, the 72 ft ISLAND ROCKET II integrates the best features of an SES and a catamaran. Like other SESs, the Seacoaster rides on a pressurized air cushion created under the vessel, which carries some 75 to 90% of its weight, greatly reducing the wetted area hull friction. This means that an SES normally needs much less propulsive power--about half--of that required for similar size monohulls or catamarans at speeds of 25 knots and up. For operators, this translates into fuel and power savings, a smooth ride in rough seas, and better wake characteristics at high speeds.
While SES craft are nothing new, the Seacoaster design has attracted some interest among other operators. One of those is Dan Yates, owner of the PORTLAND SPIRIT, as well as two other dinner boats in Portland, Ore. Yates has been exploring the possibility of creating a network of water taxis and fast ferries that would connect downtown Portland with Vancouver, Wash., via the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The concept would involve possibly five ferries in the 100 passenger range.
"The designs are out there," says Yates, "but I don't want to be an innovator in technology. Rather, I want to use technology in an innovative way." But because of political and operational hurdles, he believes the effort could take two more years to come to fruition. "There's a strong light rail contingent," says Yates, "and there's also a lot of debris in the river. My dinner boats get their props banged every so often by 125 ft trees floating down the river," says Yates. ML

2005 The last I can find on the net that she was in a service in Florida and for sale. At that time still owned by the same owner, under USA Flag and registry IMO Number D1058181.
Gambia 2000 D8 sg?, scott?


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After the mutiny of the Bounty, a number of mutineers settled on Pitcairn Island. By 1850 the islanders numbered 156 and were increasing rapidly. The question of moving the entire population to another island was being mooted. This time the islanders were insisting on an uninhabited island. In 1856 the majority of islanders decided to move with British government help to Norfolk Island, which had become vacant a little earlier when the penal settlement had been withdrawn. It was larger than Pitcairn, and after sixty years of convict labour it had large areas of cultivation, roads, houses and was well stocked with domestic animals. So in 1856 when the HMS Morayshire arrived all 194 islanders boarded her. The Morayshire left Pitcairn on May 3, 1856 with 194 persons, landing them on Norfolk Island on June 8, 1856. The 194 Pitcairners were soon joined by a baby born on May 9. Altogether there were: 38 Christians, 48 Quintals, 21 Youngs, 18 Adamses, 16 McCoys, 20 Buffetts, 13 Nobbses, 11 Evanses. They brought with them a cannon and the anvil from the Bounty, both of which can be seen on Norfolk Island today.
The Morayshire was built at Moulmein in 1853 for Duncan Dunbar, who owned the shipyard. Dunbar, already a shipowner on a large scale, was one of the first London owners to encourage the building of high-class sailing ships of teak in Burma. A ship of 788 tons, the Morayshire was under the command of Capt. J. Mathers in 1856. The Norfolk Island stamp design is taken from a painting, by an unknown artist, in the possession of the Norfolk Island Administration.

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Re: Morayshire

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Built as a wooden vessel by Dunbar’s Drydock at Moulmein, Burma for Duncan Dunbar & Co., London.
Launched under the name MORAYSHIRE.
Tonnage 788 tons, dim ?
Ship rigged.
1853 Completed.

She was first used in the service from London to India.
Later used in the emigrant trade to Australia.
09 October 1855 sailed from Southampton under command of Capt. Joseph Mathers, on arrival at Sydney on 22 January 1856 there were on board 36 crew, two cabin passengers and the following tweendeck immigrants, 80 men, 169 women, 45 boys and 30 girls. Her tonnage given as 833 tons burthen.

After disembarking the passengers and unloading the cargo she was chartered by the British Government to take the entire population from Pitcairn to Norfolk.

At ten o’clock of 21 April 1856 the Pitcairn Islanders sighted a sail, and at 04.00 pm she rounded St Paul Rock, after she hoved to a canoe from the island set off to board her, asking of she was the vessels what was promised to take them to Norfolk Island.
The next day the MORAYSHIRE anchored in the Bounty Bay.
At least all people on Pitcairn had decided to leave, and loading of their belongings began.
02 May breakfast for the last time ashore, and at 04.00 pm all were safely on board the MORAYSHIRE, hereafter the ship made sail bound for Norfolk Island.
After a very difficult voyage, most of the time special the women were seasick.
09 May a boy was born on board who was named in honour of Sir William Denison, the Governor of New South Wales, Reuben Denison Christian.
06 June Norfolk Island was sighted, but due to light winds they did not land till the 08 June.

12 August 1856 she arrived again in Sydney from Hobart, Tasmania under command of Mathers, with on board 31 crew and 32 passengers.

06 March 1857 under command of Capt Mathers she arrived at Sydney with on board 30 men crew from Manila.
15 April 1858 returned to Sydney still under command of Mathers and 30 crew, 43 passengers and 3 stowaways.
She disappears then for some time her whereabouts unknown to my, 1861 not more mentioned in Lloyds Register.

I found her back on the ... Search.cfm website.

1866 Under Capt Miller and owned by Mitchell & Co at Calcutta she arrived in the States. An other voyage she made under his command in 1867.
1868 She is under command of Capt. Swinscow, 1869 again under command of Capt. Miller, and her last voyage to the States she made again under command of Capt. Swinscow in 1870. This five voyages to the States was she owned by Mitchell & Co. Calcutta.
Then she disappears again.

Navicula gives that she on a voyage from Java to Vancouver in 1893 loaded with sugar went missing.

Norfolk Islands 2010 $0.55/2.75 sg?, scott?

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Re: Morayshire

Postby Arturo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:17 pm

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Pitcairn Islands 2006, S.G.?, Scott: 243c.

Pitcairn Islands 2006, S.G.?, Scott: 643b.
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