[islandlabs] Payload.

john abella john at abella.net
Mon May 3 14:34:57 EDT 2010

The Power Squadron doesn't have it's own boats, it's basically a boaters
club.   Contacting them won't get you far unless you find someone who
happens to have a boat in the water and is interested in venturing around on
a mission.  With on-water gas prices at over $5/gallon, I doubt you'll get
many takers.  It's very early in the boating season, most boats are going
into the water this week / last week.


On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Burns, William <burns at cshl.edu> wrote:

>  Lori just said that she got a call from one of the sea-tow places. (or
> coast-guard?)
> She gave them info about the west side of Niantic Bay, and they said
> they'd keep an eye out.
> I don't think any of us called the coast-guard since we got back.
> I don't know what the US Power Squadron is. (something to do w/ the power
> plant maybe?)
> Our best shot would have been to have someone who lives in the area walk
> along the beach Saturday morning. I don't know if we got the word out
> quickly enough for that.
> By now the wind direction could have changed and the tide has changed
> direction a few times.
> Someone jokingly suggested that we call random houses along the Niantic
> coastline.
> Is that possible? Can we do a human powered robo-call thing?
> The payload might have gotten hung-up on the niantic beach. If not (and
> it's floated away) it could have gone quite far, and we'll have to hope that
> the duct-tape, packing tape, etc is enough to keep the payload can from
> getting smashed to pieces on a faraway shore. The balloon will also degrade
> rapidly. (the balloon from the last launch is already discolored from
> exposure to the air)
> Maybe there's still a readable phone number.
> Were the "HSE" labels laser printed?
> Wednesday we should do  a post-mortem/lessons-learned session.
> -Bill
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> *Sent:* Monday, May 03, 2010 1:24 PM
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> *Subject:* Re: [islandlabs] Payload.
> On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Burns, William <burns at cshl.edu> wrote:
>> Lori already contacted the Roscoe Diner.
>> > Somebody call the Roscoe Diner and explain what happened and
>> > to contact us should someone find the payload and call the
>> > diner -- the bumper sticker is on the outside and three more
>> > inside. 607-498-4405
>> Um. I don't think so.
>> > Another length of daylight has gone by. Did anyone try
>> > re-contacting the CoastGuard to see if they have a boat
>> > operating in the area and can take a look-see if the capsule
>> > can be retrieved?
>> It's one thing to give them exact (live) coordinates.
>> It's another to ask them to scour the coastline.
> How about the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the US Power Squadron?
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