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Has this been mentioned on another thread?? The black rock? It's the name of the pirate ship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hmm, ok I may be all excited about nothing - this could be old news over here... hmmm..... I was just over at lost media looking for a picture of sawyer (found it, yummy) and saw the picture of the black rock. Or shoudl I say the Black Rock.


There's the link, and then click on the pic to make it bigger.... ok, and I'm going to go check the other Lost threads here to see if this has been mentioned yet - if not, I'm psyched for myself to pick up on something, lmao!

:roll: :?

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Whoo hooo! So I was the first to notice it/post it



I wish I had the technology to blow up (clearly) that picture and see what the writing says under the Black Rock..... Anyone here have that capability? LOL clearly I don't, since I couldn't get the picture to post like Ranster did!!!

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Guest ranster627

any other pics you want posted Raydog??? I also do not know how to post the enlargement ...

Great find ... anyone find anything historical on that ship?

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Nope, that's the only one Ranster, thanks though. Actually in this instance I think the link may be better because once you click on the link you can then click on the picture to make it larger. 8)

I need a break from all this Lost information, my brain is fried right now, lol! I'm off to see Star Wars tonite, and tomorrow I'll be back on Lost track! :P

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I have been googling away to find references to "Black Rock" and here are some of my finds:


Rupes Nigra

Rupes Nigra was believed to be an island of black rock, 33 miles wide at the North Pole. The idea came from a lost work titled 'Inventio Fortunata', a work written by a 14th century monk. It described the North Pole as four countries that surround a whirlpool into which four seas empty into the earth as through a funnel. Right under the pole in the midst of a sea lay a bare magnetic rock, Rupes Nigra. The Island features on maps from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

In more googling I found this definition

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands


The islands lie approximately 1,000 km east of the Falkland Islands and have been under British administration since 1908, except for a brief period in 1982 when Argentina occupied them. Grytviken, on South Georgia, was a 19th and early 20th century whaling station. Famed explorer Ernest SHACKLETON stopped there in 1914 en route to his ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica on foot. He returned some 20 months later with a few companions in a small boat and arranged a successful rescue for the rest of his crew, stranded off the Antarctic Peninsula. He died in 1922 on a subsequent expedition and is buried in Grytviken. Today, the station houses scientists from the British Antarctic Survey. The islands have large bird and seal populations, and, recognizing the importance of preserving the marine stocks in adjacent waters, the UK, in 1993, extended the exclusive fishing zone from 12 NM to 200 NM around each island.



Southern South America, islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of the tip of South America

Geographic coordinates: 54 30 S, 37 00 W

Map references: Antarctic Region

Area: total: 3,903 sq km

water: 0 sq km

land: 3,903 sq km

Area - comparative: slightly larger than Rhode Island

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: NA km

Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM

territorial sea: 12 NM


variable, with mostly westerly winds throughout the year interspersed with periods of calm; nearly all precipitation falls as snow


most of the islands, rising steeply from the sea, are rugged and mountainous; South Georgia is largely barren and has steep, glacier-covered mountains; the South Sandwich Islands are of volcanic origin with some active volcanoes

Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m

highest point: Mount Paget (South Georgia) 2,934 m

Natural resources: fish

Land use: arable land: 0%

permanent crops: 0%

other: 100% (largely covered by permanent ice and snow with some sparse vegetation consisting of grass, moss, and lichen) (1998 est.)

Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)

Natural hazards:

the South Sandwich Islands have prevailing weather conditions that generally make them difficult to approach by ship; they are also subject to active volcanism

Environment - current issues: NA

Geography - note: the north coast of South Georgia has several large bays, which provide good anchorage; reindeer, introduced early in the 21st century, live on South Georgia


Population: no indigenous inhabitants

note: the small military garrison on South Georgia withdrew in March 2001, to be replaced by a permanent group of scientists of the British Antarctic Survey, which also has a biological station on Bird Island; the South Sandwich Islands are uninhabited (July 2003 est.)


Country name: conventional long form: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

conventional short form: none

Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina; administered from the Falkland Islands by a commissioner, who is concurrently governor of the Falkland Islands, representing Queen ELIZABETH II; Grytviken, formerly a whaling station on South Georgia, is a scientific base

National holiday: Liberation Day, 14 June (1982)

Constitution: adopted 3 October 1985

Legal system: the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply; the senior magistrate from the Falkland Islands presides over the Magistrates Court

Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina)

Diplomatic representation from the US: none (overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina)

Flag description: the flag of the UK is used


Economy - overview: Some fishing takes place in adjacent waters. There is a potential source of income from harvesting finfish and krill. The islands receive income from postage stamps produced in the UK, sale of fishing licenses, and harbor and landing fees from tourist vessels. Tourism from specialized cruise ships is increasing rapidly.


Telephone system: general assessment: NA

domestic: NA

international: coastal radiotelephone station at Grytviken

Radio broadcast stations: 0 (2003)

Television broadcast stations: 0 (2003)

Internet country code: .gs


Waterways: none

Ports and harbors: Grytviken

Airports: none (2002)

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Okay, so the ship is named "Black Rock" (It says so on the rear).

But in a discussion on what it actually said, one said that it said "Portsmouth" under Black Rock. Can anyone please verify, since I can't make it out for myself. 

Would that be significant in any way? Like, anyone on the cast being from Portsmouth, the ship having some historical significance, or maybe Portsmouth areacode being 815? ;P

edit: on searching for black rock and portsmouth, I found that Black Rock is actually a place in Port Phillips, like 20 km from Melbourne. 

At least we know the ship is Australian :P


The Black Rock 

by John Gould Fletcher (1886

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I pulled these from another forum......

Black Rock is the site where ancient Hawaiians believed that their spirits "jumped off" or left this world. Each island has such a spot. It was believed that a spirit left this world to join it ancestors. If there were no ancestors to greet the spirit, it would wander the earth causing mischief.
Speculation is that the ship is from Portsmouth. Assuming it's from Portsmouth New Hampshire... 

I'll give you one guess as to when Portsmouth was founded.

4815 1623 42

The seacoast of New Hampshire and surrounding Portsmouth area is filled with attractions and activities for the entire family. Nearby Portsmouth, is a quaint, historic New England villiage, founded 1623.

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