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    Re: Any Jack London Fans?
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2005 Apr 15, 11:03 -0700

    He's one of my favorite American writers(along with John Steinbeck)and I
    read that and many of his other stories time and time again.And yes,his
    distinction between seamanship and navigation is spot on.He got to live an
    extrodanary life of adventure in many differant settings.I believe he died
    of T.B. but may be mistaken.
    Now,thanks to you,I'll have to go dig my copies of his stories out and read
    some again.
    Hi All,
    Has anybody read "The Cruise of the Snark" by Jack London?
    He has a great chapter called "Finding One's Way About" This is
    a quote, "...navigating by observations of the sun, moon,
    and stars, thanks to the astronomers and mathematicians, is
    child's play." "Any average young fellow can teach himself
    in a week."
    He goes on to describe how he taught himself navigation and
    sailed the Snark from San Francisco to Hawaii with his wife
    and a friend.
    He does, however make a distinction between seamanship and navigation.
    I understand that Jack London died around age 40 in 1916. He
    must have lived one heck of an interesting and adventure filled
    life. I am kicking up around 50 and I haven't had 1/100th of
    his adventures.
    -- Gordon
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