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RHLOOS posted 03-12-2001 05:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for RHLOOS   Send Email to RHLOOS  
just curious, has everyone heard of or does anyone receive a monthly newsletter titled "the classic whaler news". I just rec'd. another issue today. it is published by jim knight out of angier,nc. articles, products,and classifieds. rob
Chesapeake posted 03-12-2001 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
I was a subscriber for a number of years before I found this site. Problem was that issues only came out once or twice a year and the info tended to be dated by the time Jim Knight had the time to get it together.

It is a shame. It also heightened my sense of what a big deal it is for someone to coordinate. It also heightened my appreciation for jimh and the great deal we all have here. Once again... kudos to Jimh for giving us an opportunity to share our views / passion for whalers with others who have the same.


whalernut posted 03-12-2001 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I am a member of "The Classic Whaler Association" I love the issues, but I do not receive enough of them per year, I don`t believe to costitute the price of the subscription? I also mirror Bob`s opinions on Jim Knight and Jim Herbert on their hard work and applaud them both! Thanks guys! Regards-Jack Graner.
jimh posted 03-12-2001 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I am sure Jim Herbert is a nice guy,too, but I am Jim Hebert.

The first European to settle with his family in North America (north of Mexico) was Louis Hebert, an apothocary to explorer Champlain. A statue and plaque commemorate the occasion in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Hebert and his family arrived about 4-years before the Pilgrims. Americans are taught a somewhat U.S-centered approach to history and tend to overlook the arrival of Louis Hebert to Quebec with his wife and family.

It is similar to the attention given Columbus, often cited as the discoverer of "America" yet Cabot landed in North America in 1497 in Nova Scotia while Columbus was still sailing around the Carribean.

Well, there you have it, a bit of history of my surname, which, incidently is actually more common in the U.S. than Herbert, but seems to be chronically misspelled by many Americans.

Should you ever travel to Louisianna you will find it as common as Smith, a result of the illegal expulsion of the French from Nova Scotia by the British Army officer in c.1770. The French inhabitants of Nova Scotia called it "Acadia" ("The Beautiful Place"), and when they were illegally expelled many travelled to the other French territory, Louisianna, where they became known as Cajuns, an French to English corruption of the word Acadian.

KCarlsen posted 03-12-2001 09:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for KCarlsen  Send Email to KCarlsen     
I received my Feb 2001 newletter in the mail last week. Highlights worth noting:

> 1968 Menemsha with 70hp Johnson and 15hp kicker for sale $9000.00, not $25,000 like the one on EBay.
> 1972 21ft Outrage with 235hp Johnson $15,000.
> New product called Aerosol Gel Coat in whaler blue for do it yourself. You get catalyst and injector that injects into the gel when spayed. Call Mini Craft at 800 282 8244 or
> A guy found and bought a perfect, all original 1965 Eastport with original 1965 40 hp Johnson Electramatic. He only paid $3200 for the whole package. It has a picture and the boat is prestine!!! He bought it from an older gentlemen on Long Island NY who is retiring and hadn't used the boat since 1994. The guy had a tub of water and even started the engine for him. The boat never even had bottom paint! Why couldn't I find this boat first:-) Kurt

whalerron posted 03-12-2001 10:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Jim, I just wanted to point out that I didn't start the CWOA thread this time....
Tom Byrum posted 03-12-2001 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
I joined the classic whaler news over a year ago. After several inquiries with no answers I recieved one newsletter around 6 months later. Letter is the proper term also. Little or no info. Save your money and go to Costco and get a months supply of toilet paper. Same effect.
hauptjm posted 03-13-2001 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Mr. Abear, that's one N in Louisiana! Just kiddin'. You know to tell someone is not from southern LA? They pronounce it Looziana. Only, politicians and northerners (anyone north of Baton Rouge) use that pronunciation.
dreid posted 03-13-2001 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
While we're on the subject, Jim, do you pronounce your name "A-bear", like nearly all the Heberts in south Louisiana? I've got one bud in New Orleans with your last name that hails from Minnisota and can't get the locals to use his midwestern pronunciation, which is "Hee-bert". You've probably got some kin here in Lafayette, where the local phone directory has over 625 Heberts (that's "A-bears)and only 325 Smiths listed in the residential pages.
whalernut posted 03-13-2001 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Oops! Sorry Jim Hebert, not Jim Herbert and the history lesson was cool to! Regards-Jack Graner.
jimh posted 03-14-2001 12:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Oops, make that Louisiana!

We say "A-Bare" in Canada and "Hee-Burt" in the States.

For a couple of years while QB Bobby Hebert was winning championships in the USFL with the Michigan Panthers, the locals caught on and we could get them to grok "A-Bare" , but now it's back to the "midwest" pronounciation.

I've never been to the Big Easy, but we made a pilgrimage to Nova Scotia in 1997 to visit Port Hebert, East Port Hebert, and Little Port Hebert, all on the SE coast. We missed River Hebert, on the Bay of Fundy side, but we'll get back there, someday, too.

kingfish posted 03-14-2001 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

Now we know that you read sci-fi in the sixties, too...

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