Saturday, March 22, 2014

33 History | 1881 and the Wreck of the USS Jeannette/Pandorda + the Indian Massacre of 1622

In 1881, a few months prior to the President Garfield assassination, the owner of the New York Herald, James Gordon Bennett, sent his ship on a voyage that was intended to go through the Bering Strait to the North Pole.  The name of the ship was Pandora, like the planet in James Cameron's Avatar.
  • Pandora = 7+1+5+4+6+9+1 = 33
  • Cameron = 3+1+4+5+9+6+5 = 33 (*Side note)
The name of ship, for the purpose of this voyage, was changed to USS Jeannette
  • USS = 311
  • Jeannette = 1+5+1+5+5+5+2+2+5 = 31
  • The ranging degrees of Freemasonry are 33 to 31
  • Pandora-Jeannette = 33-31
At Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Jeannette was fitted with new boilers and other equipment. Her hull was massively reinforced to allow her to navigate the Arctic icepack. Although privately owned, Jeannette was to sail under orders of the Navy, subject to naval laws and discipline. The crew consisted of 30 officers and men, and three civilians (courtesy of Wikipedia).  The ship contained the latest in scientific equipment; in addition to reaching the Pole through Bering Strait, scientific observation ranked high among the expedition's list of goals.
  • There was a crew of 33, important detail
Jeannette departed San Francisco on 8 July 1879, the Secretary of the Navy having added to her original instructions the task of searching for the long-overdue Swedish polar expedition of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöl (whose ship Vega had successfully traversed the Northeast Passage). Jeannette pushed northward to Alaska's Norton Sound and sent her last communication to Washington before starting north from St. Lawrence Bay, Siberia on 27 August.
  • Swedish = 1+5+5+4+9+1+8 = 33
  • Erik = 9+9+9+11 = 38, reduces to 11
  • Nordenskiol = 5+6+9+4+5+5+1+2+9+6+3 = 55
  • Erick Nordenskiol = 38+55 = 93
Under Lt. Cdr. DeLong's direction the ship sailed across the Chukchi Sea and sighted Herald Island on 4 September. Soon afterward she was caught fast in the ice pack near Wrangel Island at
71°35′N 175°6′E / 71.583°N 175.100°E / 71.583; 175.100. For the next 21 months, Jeannette drifted to the northwest, ever-closer to DeLong's goal, the North Pole itself. He described in his journal the important scientific records kept by the party: "A full meteorological record is kept, soundings are taken, astronomical observations made and positions computed, dip and declination of the needle observed and recorded… everything we can do is done as faithfully, as strictly, as mathematically as if we were at the Pole itself, or the lives of millions depended on our adherence to routine." In May 1881, two islands were discovered and named Jeannette and Henrietta. In June, Bennett Island was discovered and claimed for the U.S. On the night of 12 June, the pressure of the ice finally began to crush Jeannette when they had reached 77.250°N 154.983°E.
  •  Jeannette = 1+5+1+5+5+5+2+2+5 = 31
  • Henrietta = 8+5+5+9+9+5+2+2+1 = 46
  • Jeannette and Henrietta = 31+46 = 77
  • Bennett = 2+5+5+5+5+2+2 = 26
  • Island = 9+1+3+1+5+4 = 23
  • Bennett Island = 26+23 = 49
Notice how they voyage ended at 77 degrees North, I doubt that is a coincidence.  The story of the pressure crushing the ship might perhaps be an urban legend, invented to cover up the truth, much like what happened on 9/11, or at the Boston Marathon Bombings, or Waco, or Columbine, or in the Gulf of Mexico, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chile, Venezuela, or anywhere else.  We are living out a hoax of an existence, where we are kept in perpetual darkness through perpetual lies.  I've know since this the day 9/11 happened and was already leaning towards it after the election of George W. Bush, earlier that same year.  Something just felt wrong!

The expedition now faced a long trek to the Siberian coast, with little hope even then of rescue. Nonetheless they started off for the Lena Delta hauling their sledges with boats and supplies. After reaching several small islands in the Siberian group and gaining some food and rest, they took to their three boats on 12 September in hope of reaching the mainland. As a violent storm blew up, one of the boats (with Lt. Charles W. Chipp and seven men) capsized and sank. The other two, commanded by DeLong and Chief Engineer George W. Melville with respectively 14 and 11 men, survived the severe weather but landed at widely separated points on the delta.  (Is it just me, or is there a lot of people in high places with W. as a middle initial?)
  • Lena Delta
  • Lena = 12+5+14+1 = 32
  • Delta = 4+5+12+20+1 = 42
    • Lena Delta = 74
  • Charles W. Chipp
  • Charles = 3+8+1+9+3+5+1 =30
  • W. = 5
  • Chipp = 3+8+9+7+7 = 34
    • Charles W. Chip = 30+5+34 = 69
  • George W. Melville
  • George = 7+5+6+9+7+5 = 39
  • W. = 5
  • Melville = 4+5+3+4+9+3+3+5 = 36
    • George W. Melville = 39+5+36 = 80
  • Hermann Melville was the author of Moby Dick, or at least the pen name (*Side note)
    • The story features the boats Pequod and Starbuck, where the coffee shop gets the name.
    • Pequoe = 7+5+8+3+6+4 = 33
    • Starbucks = 1+2+1+9+2+3+3+11+1 = 33
In the meantime, the intrepid Melville and his party had found a native village on the other side of the delta and were rescued. Melville then started for Belun, a Russian outpost, where he found the two survivors of DeLong's boat, Nindemann and Noros, and induced a group of natives to go with him in search of his commander. He succeeded in finding their landing place on the Lena and recovered Jeannette's log and other important records, but returned to Belun on 27 November without locating the DeLong group. Keeping only two of his party, Melville then turned northward once more, and finally found the bodies of DeLong and two of his companions on 23 March 1882. He built a large cairn over the grave of his friends, a monument which has been reproduced in granite and marble at the United States Naval Academy.  In total, 11 men had died on the trek through Siberia.
  • Notice the day following March 22, 1882, the bodies were found.  All eleven men very well have been sacrificed on that day, for the same reason people in Baghdad were on March 22, 2003; or in Jamestown on March 22, 1622.  That event is also known as the Indian Massacre.
  • Indian = 9+5+4+9+1+5 = 33
  • Massacre = 4+1+1+1+1+3+9+5 = 25, reduces to 7
Before leaving Siberia, Melville made an attempt to find the remains of Jeannette's third boat, even though the chance of survivors was slim. He returned disappointed to Irkutsk, the capital of Siberia on 5 July 1882, almost three years since his departure from San Francisco in Jeannette. The results of the expedition, both meteorological and geographic, were important. Melville was rightly honored for his courage and tenacity, and the name of George Washington DeLong is considered among the ranks of the Navy's explorer heroes.

What a happy ending for the 33 historical narrative.  Don't believe everything you see.

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