I think hydrogen or electric propulsion is the future for getting around.

I think hydrogen or electric propulsion is the future for getting around.
Unfortunately, we don’t have an electric car yet, so we occasionally have to fill up the car with gasoline. It’s also a shame that you can’t get to all photo locations by bus and train. But the next car will definitely be an electric car. Promised!
(PS: This is not an advertisement!)
By Carl Graph on 2020-12-28 16:50:39


Cleaning Radiators

Layers of dust can compromise the ability of radiators to do its job and because heat attracts dust, your radiator will be dustier than most other things in the room.

Instructions on cleaning radiators:

Method 1. A weekly dusting with a feather duster or a dust cloth will keep the accumulation down. Home Cleaning recommends a major radiator cleaning to be done at least twice a year if your environment is particularly dusty then three to four times.

Method 2. Remove as much of the surface dirt as possible using a hand vacuum or the brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner. The brush can actually go some way toward getting in between the tubes. But the thin nozzle attachment goes further. It is almost sure that using a vacuum will not get all the dirt out, there are more effective ways to clean inside the crevices.

Method 3. To reach the dust trapped between tubes, use a couple of common kitchen items. Wrap a sheet of paper towel around the broad end of a kitchen spatula and secure it a with a rubber band. Then slide the spatula up and down both sides of each tube of the radiator. For resistant substances and especially sticky spills, spray some all-purpose cleaner on the paper-swathed spatula and have another go at it.

Method 4. Deal with rust spots as soon as you see them. You can get the larger chips off with a wire kitchen brush, followed by some medium and then fine-grade glass paper. be sure to get rid of all the rust so the corrosion will stop after painting. Once you have smoothed the surface and there is no visible rust residue, spray the spot with special radiator paint. If you are unsure of these procedures our expert cleaners can do the job for you. Check out the range of cleaning service that we offer.

Method 5. To clean a portable electronic radiator, unplug it and then follow the directions given in above (point 3) for cleaning traditional steam radiators. You won’t need the re-dusting and painting steps. A useful recommendation for keeping your electronic radiator clean, dust free when not in use is to store it in a plastic bag.

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Wyoming New York – Gaslight Village – United Methodist Church – 1883 – Gothic Architecture

Wyoming New York – Gaslight Village – United Methodist Church – 1883 – Gothic Architecture
The Village of Newell’s Settlement was founded in 1809. It was later renamed to “Wyoming” in 1829, to be incorporated in 1916. It was one of the earliest locations where natural gas was developed. While the field was never a large producer, it still provides gas for the village streetlights and some homes to this day. The downtown historic district is known as the “Gaslight Village.
12 Main Street ..132
By Onasill ~ Bill – Onasill ~ Bill – 105.7 Million – on 2010-09-07 09:56:45



It’s not in this house and it’s only their additional heat source. They got normal heating too. You can see the heads of the 19th century "Jean qui pleure et Jean qui rit" (‘John who cries and John who laughs’).
By stanzebla on 2015-10-18 18:52:33


Nordhavn 62

Nordhavn 62
Functional beauty. A decade ago we spent the better part of a month on our 46-foot Nordhavn docked in Astoria not far from this vessel. I never tire of looking at the Nordhavn 62.

Here’s a sample of specifications of the Nordhavn 62:

LOA: 67′-0" with bustle
LWL: 65′-0" with bustle
Beam: 19′-4"
Beam 16′-4"
Draft: 6′-5"
Displ: 155,000 lbs. (half load)
Ballast: 7,000 lbs.
Engine Lugger 1276A 340hp (4516 hours) keel cooled
Engine Lugger L1064D 85hp (434 hours)
Color: Beige hull, white superstructure, teak decks
Stripes: Blue
Bottom Blue
Interior: Cherry with satin finish
Staterooms: Three
Stabilizers: ABT TRAC # 250 active fins
AC Electrical system: 60hz 240-volt 50A plus 60Hz 120-volt 30A
DC Electrical system: 24-volt general, 24/12 volt electronics and nav/com
Generator #1: Northern Lights 20kW (837 hours)
Generator #2: Northern Lights 8kW (1994 hours)
Air-Conditioning: Cruisair five zones with reverse cycle heat
Heating: Olympia diesel-fired boiler also plumbed to Torrid water heater
Fuel 2,576 gals. in 4 fiberglass tanks and 1 Aluminum day tank
Gasoline: 40 gals. Electric bowser for tender in foredeck box
Water: 570 US gals.
Black 70 gals.
Range: 3680 miles @ 8 kts, 5.6 gph

“X” is a beautiful, wide body, three-stateroom Nordhavn 62. She had benefitted from both her first and current owners with fanatical attention to maintenance and uprades. Among recent maintenance items, she was hauled in April 2018 for new bottom paint, the teak caprails are gleaming under new All-Wood varnish.

"X" is a veteran of trans-oceanic passage making. Her current owners have taken "X" from the US West Coast to Australia, and Australia back to the Pacific Northwest via the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii direct to Kodiak Alaska, before running down through Southeast Alaska (Prince William Sound, Sitka) to BC via the Inside Passage.

In addition to the legendary proven track record of the Nordhavn 62, the following specifications describe a vessel with updated maintenance and equipment well-suited to cruising at any latitude. There is not much more to do than provision and go. Fuel tanks were full at the beginning of 2019 and all servicing up to date.

The three-stateroom interior arrangement allows more generous space to be apportioned to the master and forward guest staterooms, and allowing flexibility in a second guest stateroom for either office or overflow sleeping functions.

The pilothouse has also been thoughtfully configured apportioning space for the helm chair, settee, day head, work desk and chest freezer, providing enough cold storage for worldwide cruising. The aft pilothouse configuration puts the on-watch crew well for overall visibility and minimal pitching motion.

The hull is Beige #310, and nicely defines the sheerline against the white deck, varnished caprails, and superstructure. The boot stripe is dark blue. All decks have a teak overlay bonded rather than fastened down. The foredeck was reacaulked and sanded in 2017.

The interior is cherry and the joinery is done in a classic style with raised panel doors and drawer fronts, crown moldings overhead, and wainscot detail on the passageway bulkheads. Cabin soles are cherry and spruce throughout. Efficient general storage and book shelves are incorporated into every living space.

The seating upholstery was done by a Seattle vendor in a tan Ultra Suede, using premium high-resiliency foam.

The audio system is high-end, and there are video screens in the salon and master cabin.


Roll-out Phantom insect screens on aft and starboard salon doors (new 2015).
Dinette settee is to starboard and has custom Ultra Suede upholstery with premium high-resiliency foam.
Dinette table has burl wood inlays and center removable leaf with a dedicated storage for it in the galley.
2 ea. Stressless chairs in blue leather to port
46” Sharp LCD TV is on a lift to port
Hutch on the port side accommodates component audio equipment
Linn A/V receiver
CD changer
DVD player
High-end speaker system – 5ea. plus sub-woofer
Oceanair blinds to all windows and doors
Red overhead night lighting and skirting mood lighting
Salon / Galley floor re-finished 2017


Galley peninsula has terraced granite counter tops
Overhead locker storage
Sub-Zero full- size refrigerator plus 2 drawers teak faced
Sub-Zero 2 drawer freezer with icemaker teak faced
Dacor Epicure RNR30NS 4 burner induction range (new 2015)
Miele dishwasher G2830, “Touchtronic” with stainless steel face
Dacor microwave with exhaust hood incorporated
Sub-Zero wine refrigerator just across from galley at forward end of settee
Kitchenaid trash compactor
Elkay galley sink is outboard to port
Large window over galley sink
Insinkerator garbage disposal
Soap dispenser
Red overhead night lighting
Dacor Induction cookware, supplied with the induction cooktop
Kleenmaid espresso coffee maker
Generous cupboard space plus pantry

Master Cabin

Queen bed with custom mattress
Night stands port and starboard with burl inlay tops
Lockers with book shelves above each night stand feature doors with true divided light beveled glass doors
Overhead lockers above bed
TV alcove with component locker with cambered doors below
Upgraded swing-out reading lamps
36” Sharp LCD screen
A/V system includes a Denon receiver with built-in DVD player and speaker system with sub-woofer
Oceanair blind
Red skirting night lighting
Increased insulation in bulkhead between engine room and master stateroom
Overhead hatch

Master Head

Custom cherry joinery
Upgraded classic Grohe plumbing fixtures
Kohler white porcelain sink in lieu of standard
Custom tile in shower stall – contracted in Seattle
Cherry framed beveled edge mirrors over lockers
Dometic Magnum Opus Vacuflush toilet (new 2017)
Stainless steel and glass solid shower door
Custom sconce lighting
Red skirting night lighting
Exhaust blower with timer switch

Port Guest Cabin/Office

Original owners each planned for dedicated work spaces – he in the pilothouse and she in the mid guest cabin that also serves as a second guest cabin. In the office configuration, the desk faces outboard presenting a large work surface. Two portlights outboard of the desk, and one large overhead hatch allow plenty of ambient light into the cabin and onto the desk top. The deck hatch and ports are fitted with an Oceanair combination screen and shade. There is plenty of lighting available overhead also. A leather upholstered seat swings out from under the desk.

There is abundant organized storage that includes lockers over the desk, a hanging locker, drawers (including a file drawer) in the desk, and a clever moveable locker that easily unfastens from the forward bulkhead and fills the seating alcove in the desk top. A sectional cushion fits onto the filled desk top, and is retained by the sea-rails fitted to the desk.

Beautiful desk converts to bed using a movable bulkhead mount locker to fill in chair inset
File drawers
Hanging locker
2ea. opening port light with Oceanair blind
Red skirting night lighting
Canon F168702 print centre and 18” computer screen
Cat-5 cable runs to desk in pilothouse
Underfloor stowage

Forward VIP Guest Stateroom –

The forward guest stateroom provides living space with master stateroom comfort and features.

Centerline bed with custom mattress
Guest head access from the stateroom
Lots of organized storage in drawers, lockers and below decks
Opening hatch above with Oceanair blind/screen
Upgraded swing-out reading lamps
Red skirting night lighting

Guest Head

Two access doors – shared by forward and port guest staterooms
Granite top counter
Cherry framed beveled edge mirrors
Kohler white porcelain sink in lieu of standard
Upgraded Grohe classic plumbing fixtures at vanity and in shower
Dometic Magnum OpusVacuflush toilet (new 2017)
Spacious shower with seat and stainless steel and glass door
Exhaust blower with timer switch
Red skirting night lighting


With the settee and dinette table forward, there is enough room for a very functional desk and office area in the port aft corner. A PC monitor sits easily on the desk top, and just forward of it and above the desk stop is a bulkhead mounted instrument box to accommodate the ICOM single-sideband radio, and Garmin multi-display. A desk seat swings out from underneath.

Even with the popular day head present, there is still room enough to accommodate a 9 cu.ft. GE freezer in a teak enclosure between the head and the desk. Bee’s pilothouse is a beautiful place in which to operate the boat as well as a place to gather. The visibility from the house across the expansive foredeck is superb, if not a bit heady to look out over. In fact, it’s one of the elements contributing to the great character of the Nordhavn 62 that can spoil you for any other yacht.

Settee with Ultra Suede fabric
Dinette table has burl wood inlay and protective cover
Desk aft of the settee outboard to port
Garmin multi-data displays
Opening window above desk
GE 9 cu. ft. chest freezer aft
Stidd chair with chrome package is upholstered in blue ultra-leather (new cushions and upholstery 2018)
Chart table with drawer
Chart drawers (3 under settee)
Norcold drinks fridge
Red overhead night lights throughout pilothouse
3ea. Daniel R. Smith chart lights
Dutch doors port and starboard (Pacific Coast Marine)
Insect screens on port and starboard pilothouse doors

Pilothouse Day Head

Kohler white porcelain sink in lieu of standard
Dometic Vacuflush toilet
Granite counter top
Opening portlight
Red night lighting

Passageway – Laundry area

Bulkheads have molded wainscoting detail
Pantry to starboard, storage locker to port
Laundry area has bi-fold, slide-away doors providing access to the washer and dryer in lower section and folding/hanging area above
Miele washer W1203, Miele dryer T1413
Red skirting night lighting

Engine Room

Craftsman s/s 5-drawer tool box mounted port side with tools and maintenance items
Improved engine room fan configuration resulting in a significantly cooler engine room temperature underway (2015)
New engine room fans (3) 2018
New oil storage tank (50 gals.), used oil tank (25 gals.) – note the used oil tank can be used for fuel at the beginning of a passage.


Lugger 1276A engine upgrade to 340hp (4516 hrs.)
Twin Disc MG5114SC transmission
Twin Disc single lever electronic main engine control
Main engine mounts replaced (2017)
3” Aquamet propeller shaft
Main engine propeller shaft cutless bearing replaced (2017)
Propeller scanned and tuned (2017)
Main engine valves and injectors adjusted (2017)
Dry stack exhaust and keel cooler eliminates raw water pump
Main engine control stations: pilothouse, port and starboard wing stations, and aft cockpit

Lugger L1064D wing engine (85 hp) with V-drive, shaft, and Gori propeller (434 hours)
Wing engine control is dual lever cable control
Hydraulic pumps on main and wing engines upgraded to Parker heavy-duty in 2015
Wing engine valves adjusted (2017)
Sea chest with dual 2” Groco inlet valves and strainers. New one-way valves fitted 2019
Barnacle Buster sea-water system flushing kit
Spurs line cutter on main propeller shaft
Hydrive HD175-10 x 2 steering system, rams (resealed 2018) plus 2 x new spare rams and trunnions.
Accusteer HP 150-24 x 2 hydraulic steering pumps
ABT/TRAC #250 active fin stabilizer system with 9 sq. ft. fins and digital controller
Full Hydraulic system includes the following:

25hp bow thruster with four control stations
25hp stern thruster with four control stations
Proportional thruster controls
Maxwell 3500 vertical windlass (in addition to second Maxwell 3500 electric windlass
180 gal/min. bilge pump plumbed to three watertight compartments
180 gal/min. anchor wash pump discharges through nozzles installed below the anchor rollers
Spare hydraulic cooling pump and motor
Stabilizers serviced 2015 (recommended interval is six years)
New stabilizer actuator rams (2015)
At-Anchor flopper stopper at-anchor stabilizer system (passive)

New and used lube oil tank system with oil change pump plumbed to main and wing engines plus 20 kva and 8 kva generators and main transmission
Nutone central vacuum system


Cruisair air-conditioning – five zones i/c spare raw water pump.
Air-conditioning manifold replaced with stainless steel 2015
Olympia 60k btu boiler-based diesel heating system – new boiler (2018). All controllers replaced 2016
Diesel heating system is plumbed to “Torrid” stainless steel hot water heater (new 2019) for unlimited hot water


Northern Lights 20kW primary generator in engine room (837 hours)
Northern Lights 8kW secondary generator in bustle (1994 hours)
Raw water pumps replaced on both generators 2018
Exhaust mixing elbows replaced with stainless steel type on both generators 2018
Upgraded to “Universal Electrical System” enables vessel to operate from 240-volts AC 60hz, 120-volts AC 60hz, or 230 volts 50hz. Operation on 230 volts 50hz is limited to the water heater, air-conditioning, and battery charger.
2ea. Xantrex Trace 4024 inverters (4000 watts ea.)
12ea. Lifeline AGM house batteries (2016)
Xantrex battery monitor
4ea. Lifeline AGM start batteries (2016)
Balmar 190A main engine alternator serviced 2019
External regulator and voltage sensor on house battery bank (2019)
Spare new Balmar 190A alternator onboard
Oberdorfer 24V fuel transfer pump
Oberdorfer 24V oil transfer pump
Olsun 12kW isolation transformer
Victron SKYLLA DG 80-amp 24-volt DC charger (operates on 50 or 60hz). New 2019
24-volt DC system with (12) 8D batteries for 24-volt system
12-volt power available at pilothouse panel. Dedicated 12V battery and Xantrex Tru-Charge 20 charger
Dimmers on overhead lights in salon, galley, pilothouse, and master stateroom
Backlit labels on electrical distribution panels
Shorepower cords: 1ea. 30-amp (US), 3ea. 50-amp (US), 15-amp 230v (Australian)
Lighting has been updated to LED throughout interior and exterior
All electrical panel meters replaced 2019 plus 4ea. spare new meters


Village Marine 1200 gal/day watermaker with remote panel and auto-flush. Membranes replaced 2017
Water heater replaced with Torrid 30 gal. stainless steel (March 2019)
New Dometic toilets fitted in 2017
Sealand M heavy duty vacuum pump.
Sealand Tankwatch 4 monitor
Fuel day tank and oil tanks sight glasses replaced 2019
Electric bilge pumps x 5
Manual bilge pumps x 2

Nav/Com Electronics

Garmin GMR2520 radar with 6’ array (new 2017) i/c USA/Canada charts
Garmin GPS map 8622 plotter-touchscreen with integrated CANBUS engine information displayed (user manual programed into the system) 2016
5ea. Garmin GMI20 data displays 2016
Airmar B744 Through hull displaying water speed, depth, temperature and current (drift) 2018
Garmin gWind bundle (2016)
Airmar H2183 heading sensor (2018)
Garmin GSD26 sounder CHIRP box
Simrad RA83/93 black box radar with 4’ array
Furuno Navnet VX2 black box plotter. i/c USA/Canada charts
Furuno Navnet depth sounder
2ea. 19” Nauticomp monitors
Furuno SC-50 satellite compass
Nauticomp computer with wireless mouse and keyboard was running Rose Point Navigation software (not used)
Simrad AP-50 autopilot
Second Simrad AP-50 autopilot head and CPU (fitted new 2017)
Rudder angle indicators x 2
Simrad FU-50 autopilot follow up levers at wing stations
Furuno 150 AIS
Em-Trak class A AIS (2016)
ICOM 802 single sideband radio
ICOM 602 VHF radio
Speco 40-watt horn on foredeck
Speco Marine color camera with light in engine room, and one in cockpit viewing aft
Iridium 9555 satellite phone with cradle and marine antenna (new 2017)
KVH M7 Satellite TV antenna equipped for southern hemisphere and North America
Iridium GO Sat system for phone, text and receiving “Predict Wind Offshore” for routing
Wi-Fi antenna amplifier, WiFi in pilothouse, range extender in laundry
HP MFP M130 Printer
Ritchie steering compass w/deviation card – (adjusted in 2018)

Tender electronics

Garmin Echomap fitted on tender

Deck and Equipment

Kahlenberg horn
Airtex stainless steel 1000 kg davit
250 lb. CQR anchor
400’ ½” High-test chain
150 lb CQR anchor and chain
Maxwell 3500 hydraulic vertical anchor windlass
Maxwell 3500 24-volt vertical anchor windlass for system redundancy
Anchor wash 190 gpm hydraulic pump with fixed spigots atanchors
Deck storage boxes port and starboard on foredeck
40 gal. gasoline storage tank in starboard deck storage box
Chocks for tender on foredeck – stainless steel bunk type
14’ A/B RIB tender with Evinrude 50hp E-Tec outboard engine 2012
Spare prop for tender outboard
Garmin Echomap fitted on tender – can transfer data to primary system 2018
C-Tek 120-volt charger for tender
Bimini top with lights over deck/seating area aft on pilothouse deck
2ea. Teak armchairs on aft pilothouse deck new cushions 2019
Mesh cover for pilothouse windscreens
Full custom canvas and “lexan” enclosure for aft cockpit, with sliding sections, beautifully crafted, turns cockpit into a solarium, that can also be heated from the salon (clear panels replaced March 2019)
Aft cockpit module with electric BBQ grill (2014) and sink
Soap dispenser at sink
Stern bustle has large deck hatch, staple rails, shower, and boarding ladder
At-anchor flopper stopper system
Raw water “Stingray” anchor/deck wash system – has one hose bib aft in the cockpit
1/2” Polycarbonate storm plates for port salon windows. Stored under main berth.
6-person Zodiak liferaft (new 2017)
“Hookamax” dive compressor, mask, 100’ airline. Unused.
Anchor snubber
Foredeck re-caulked and sanded (2017)
Modified boarding ladder on bustle for water deployment
2 x boathooks
Assorted heavy duty dock lines and fenders


Extensive spares in addition to those noted above:

By A.Davey on 2019-09-22 12:06:13


Dentist’s Chair

Dentist’s Chair
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadephia, PA

Designed by John Haviland and opened on October 25, 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary. Eastern State’s revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the "Pennsylvania system" or separate system, encouraged separate confinement (the warden was legally required to visit every inmate every day, and the overseers were mandated to see each inmate three times a day) as a form of rehabilitation.

The Pennsylvania System was opposed contemporaneously by the Auburn system (also known as the New York system), which held that prisoners should be forced to work together in silence, and could be subjected to physical punishment (Sing Sing prison was an example of the Auburn system). Although the Auburn system was favored in the United States, Eastern State’s radial floor plan and system of solitary confinement was the model for over 300 prisons worldwide.[citation needed]

Originally, inmates were housed in cells that could only be accessed by entering through a small exercise yard attached to the back of the prison; only a small portal, just large enough to pass meals, opened onto the cell blocks. This design proved impractical, and in the middle of construction, cells were constructed that allowed prisoners to enter and leave the cell blocks through metal doors that were covered by a heavy wooden door to filter out noise. The halls were designed to have the feel of a church.[8]

Some believe that the doors were small so prisoners would have a harder time getting out, minimizing an attack on a security guard. Others have explained the small doors forced the prisoners to bow while entering their cell. This design is related to penance and ties to the religious inspiration of the prison. The cells were made of concrete with a single glass skylight, representing the "Eye of God", suggesting to the prisoners that God was always watching them.[8]

Outside the cell was an individual area for exercise, enclosed by high walls so prisoners could not communicate. Exercise time for each prisoner was synchronized so no two prisoners next to each other would be out at the same time. Prisoners were allowed to garden and even keep pets in their exercise yards. When a prisoner left his cell, an accompanying guard would wrap a hood over his head to prevent him from being recognized by other prisoners.[8]

Cell accommodations were advanced for their time, including a faucet with running water over a flush toilet, as well as curved pipes along part of one wall which served as central heating during the winter months where hot water would be run through the pipes to keep the cells reasonably heated. Toilets were remotely flushed twice a week by the guards of the cellblock.
One of the two story cell blocks in Eastern State Penitentiary

The original design of the building was for seven one-story cell blocks, but by the time cell block three was completed, the prison was already over capacity. All subsequent cell blocks had two floors. Toward the end, cell blocks 14 and 15 were hastily built due to overcrowding. They were built and designed by prisoners. Cell block 15 was for the worst behaved prisoners, and the guards were gated off from there entirely.

Inmates were punished with the "individual-treatment system." At the time this form of punishment was thought to be most effective. They would be separated from others.[9]

In 1924, Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot allegedly sentenced Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" (an actual dog) to a life sentence at Eastern State. Pep allegedly murdered the governor’s wife’s cherished cat. Prison records reflect that Pep was assigned an inmate number (no. C2559), which is seen in his mug shot. However, the reason for Pep’s incarceration remains a subject of some debate. A contemporary newspaper article reported that the governor donated his own dog to the prison to increase inmate morale.[1]

On April 3, 1945, a major escape was carried out by twelve inmates (including the infamous Willie Sutton), who over the course of a year managed to dig an undiscovered 97-foot (30 m) tunnel under the prison wall. During renovations in the 1930s an additional 30 incomplete inmate-dug tunnels were discovered.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.[4][10]

The prison was closed in 1971. Many prisoners and guards were transferred to Graterford Prison, about 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Eastern State. The City of Philadelphia purchased the property with the intention of redeveloping it. The site had several proposals, including a mall and a luxury apartment complex surrounded by the old prison walls.

During the abandoned era (from closing until the late 80s) a "forest" grew in the cell blocks and outside within the walls. The prison also became home to many stray cats.

In 1988, the Eastern State Penitentiary Task Force successfully petitioned Mayor Wilson Goode to halt redevelopment. In 1994, Eastern State opened to the public for historic tours.

By Thomas James Caldwell on 2017-09-10 08:02:56