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    Re: Another movie sextant
    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.

    Frank Reed
    Yarrr...

       
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