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    Re: Almanac errors
    From: Bill Noyce
    Date: 2008 Mar 11, 09:11 -0400

    On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Jim  wrote:
    >  Quoted from the preface to Matthew Flinders journal.
    >    "A cosiderable delay hence arose,and it was prolonged by the
    >  Greenwich observations  being  found to differ so much from the
    >  calculated  places of the sun and moon,given in the  Nautical
    >  Almanacks of 1801,2 and 3,as to make considerable alterations  in the
    >  longitudes of places  settled during the voyage; and a reconstruction
    >  of all the charts becoming  thence  indespensable to accuracy".
    >                   Jim Martin.
    Was that caused by the mix-up with leap year, that Nathaniel Bowditch
    made such a big deal about?
    Even though 1800 is divisible by four, it wasn't a leap year.
        -- Bill N
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