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    Posted Aug 12, 2014, 3:57 AM by John Poltrack
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  • 2014 MMMJ Bluegrass, Potluck and Fireworks Festival
    Posted Aug 12, 2014, 3:57 AM by John Poltrack
  • French Cable Station Museum French Cable Station Museum located at the corner of Cove Road and Route 28, Orleans, MA508-240-1735There is a wealth of information available about the history of ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2014, 3:25 PM by John Poltrack
  • July 18, 2014 - Hillsborough Balloon Festival and Fair Read about the Hillsborough Balloon Festival from this linkAfter partially inflating a balloon with a gasoline powered fan, a blast of propane powered flame warms it upTethered rides ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2014, 2:28 AM by John Poltrack
  • Deerfly Control Get these patches on AmazonClose up and personalMy morning catch
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 2:45 AM by John Poltrack
  • Going to be hot all week! Keep Cool Find Dan Piraro books on Amazon
    Posted Jul 7, 2014, 2:22 AM by John Poltrack
  • 2014/05/31 - Amazing Flower Farm The New Ipswich Photo Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the New Ipswich Library from 6:00 - 8:00 PMEvery month we choose a different ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2014, 2:26 AM by John Poltrack
  • 2014/05/30 TGIF Now for something completely different
    Posted May 30, 2014, 3:51 AM by John Poltrack
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2014 MMMJ Bluegrass, Potluck and Fireworks Festival

posted Aug 11, 2014, 2:32 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 3:57 AM ]



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Fireworks

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French Cable Station Museum

posted Aug 4, 2014, 3:11 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Aug 6, 2014, 3:25 PM ]


French Cable Station Museum
French Cable Station Museum located at the corner of Cove Road and Route 28, Orleans, MA
508-240-1735

There is a wealth of information available about the history of the Atlantic Cable and underseas communication on a web site created by Bill Burns.


Cable Hut
Cable Hut located at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham



Cable
A spool of the original cable is at the museum

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Heurtley magnifier
Wheatstone Bridge
Light source for mirror galvanometer
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Artificial Line
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Transatlantic Cable
The cable was cable insulated with the latex of Gutta-percha tree
So much insulation was required that it led to a collapse of the supply.
Typical human behaviour

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Mirror Galvanometer
Ink for siphon jet
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Magnet for tape recorder
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Electrostatic Generator
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July 18, 2014 - Hillsborough Balloon Festival and Fair

posted Jul 19, 2014, 3:39 PM by John Poltrack   [ updated Jul 20, 2014, 2:28 AM ]

Remax Balloon
Read about the Hillsborough Balloon Festival from this link

Fire me up
After partially inflating a balloon with a gasoline powered fan, a blast of propane powered flame warms it up


Remax in IR
Tethered rides for $15

Smokey
Smokey the bear was a big hit

Night Glow
NIght Glow, a blast of straight propane gives 
a bright fire that lights the entire balloon. Not efficient for altitude
but it looks and sounds great

Fire me up
Heating it up

Wrap it up
Packing up Smokey was a big task

Night Glow
Another Night Glow photo

Deerfly Control

posted Jul 8, 2014, 5:47 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Jul 9, 2014, 2:45 AM ]

Deer Fly
Close up and personal

Hat
My morning catch

Going to be hot all week!

posted Jul 7, 2014, 2:18 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 2:22 AM ]

2014/05/31 - Amazing Flower Farm

posted Jun 3, 2014, 2:26 AM by John Poltrack

The New Ipswich Photo Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the New Ipswich Library from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Every month we choose a different photo theme and visit a location to take photos

This month our location was the Amazing Flower Farm on Poor Farm Road
Amazing Flower Farm

A fashionable Fuchsia

A Wall O Water to protect tomatoes and other warm weather crops
I intend to get some of these for next year


One of the two Weather Underground stations in New Ipswich (that I know of)

I like the way that old machinery and vehicles looked when processed in HDR

Pretty to look at and good to eat


I decided to render this yellow columbine in B&W

Inside the greenhouse

The weather was unsettled when I visited, I processed this shot in HDR to highlight the sky and the texture of the potting shed

This is one huge bearded iris, worth the visit to see it



I was lucky to be next to this flower when this bee visited


2014/05/30 TGIF

posted May 30, 2014, 3:51 AM by John Poltrack

Now for something completely different

2014/05/26 - Newburyport Maritime Museum

posted May 28, 2014, 3:57 AM by John Poltrack


The Maritime Museum is located in the Newburyport Custom House which was built in 1835
It was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Treasury Building


This building was designed to be completely fireproof. Only brick, granite and masonry
The vaulted ceilings are a hallmark of Mill's design

Cantilevered Granite steps were another of Mill's design

The surrounding salt marsh hay provided food for cattle
This structure called a Straddle would be used to dry the harvested hay
Salt Marsh hay is still in demand as the ultimate garden mulch, free of weed seeds and loaded with nutrients

"Marsh Shoes" worn by the horses when they were used to transport the hay

The museum has items from all over the world. This quilt shows some intricate stitchery

Lady Justice without the scales
There were many wonderful models of clipper ships but it was difficult to work around the reflections of the cases

One room contained the books and quotations of Newburyport author John P. Marquand

Wouldn't be a Maritime museum without knots, lots of knots


Fresnel lens for a lighthouse
This window used to open to a wharf on the Merrimack River seen in background















2014/05/18 - New Ipswich Memorial Day

posted May 19, 2014, 3:38 AM by John Poltrack   [ updated May 19, 2014, 7:33 PM ]

Morning Parade (Smithville)


Eddie Aho - WWII Veteran


Remembering WWII Veterans


Memorial Day reception at the Aho's home in Smithville
Peter and BJ host a coffee and Nisu hospitality tent at their home as the morning parade starts


Dave and Derek Rust

Dave and Derek played taps (and echo taps) at each venue


Rifle Salute - Post 13 Squad



Mascenic Choir Singers - Smithville Cemetery


Smithville Bridge Ceremonies


Water is decorated with flowers while the Navy Hymn is played


Rifle Salute at Smithville Bridge


Derek Rust plays Taps


Don Poirier's Grandson offers a salute

Smithville Center Flagpole

Ollie Niemi raises the flag as the Mascenic School Singers sing the Star Spangled Banner


Afternoon Parade - Veterans at Central Cemetery


Meredith Lund sings God Bless America



Post 13 stand in formation at Central Cemetery



Dublin Sea Cadets


Decorated Crosses


Afternoon Program at Academy Road Veterans Monument


Boy Scouts decorate the crosses



John Veeser sings Amazing Grace


Wayne and Ashley Traffie







#TractorTuesday

posted May 13, 2014, 8:11 PM by John Poltrack



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