A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2015 May 27, 11:31 -0700
Don, you wrote:
"Today's Disney Pop culture might call it a crow's nest, but historically it was a top, probably of the 16th or 17th century. The clothing, on the other hand, seems more 18th century"
Yes, the pirate's clothing is a bit anachronistic. And as I noted in my original post, the one-hand sextant use was clearly just for show. Surprising considering that the film is otherwise a masterpiece of nautical science. You can read more about it here.
By the way, I recently had my DNA tested, and it turns out that I am genetically 43% pirate.