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Re: The American Meridian
From: Bruce J. Pennino
Date: 2018 May 23, 17:07 -0400
Cape Cod Meridian!! Very cool!??? I’m going to the Cape this weekend. Where
exactly is Cape Cod Meridian? By 1676 Cape was somewhat settled. Plymouth
Massachusetts Bay Colony had become to rigid for some.
Was the Meridian in Bourne, MA which was settled in 1640? Aptucet Trading
Post in Bourne was established by Pilgrims in 1627. Post located between two
small rivers. One river flowed into Cape Cod Bay; other into Buzzards Bay. Cape
Cod Canal , more or less aligns with the rivers. How dare they ignore the
Cape Cod Meridian??
Good day to all.
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:00 PM
Subject: [NavList] Re: The American Meridian
Why is the Cape Cod meridian so ignored. 'A chart of the West
Indies From Cape Cod to the River Oronoque. By J. Seller Hydrograp. to the King.
Note that the side of each square contains 80 English Leagues, And the Meridians
Commenceth East and West from Cape Cod.' No date, but probably about 1676, and
third state chart of this title by Seller.
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