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    Re: Any Jack London Fans?
    From: Sam Blate
    Date: 2005 Apr 15, 15:08 -0400

    Fellow Sailors,
    Years ago, I was at London's home (it burned down just before it was
    finished, and is now THE Jack London museum) in Glen Ellen, CA, not far
    from the great Napa Valley.  As I recall, there is a death certificate in a
    glass case; the doctor certified that London died of kidney failure.
    --Sam Blate
    At 02:03 PM 4/15/2005, you wrote:
    >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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    >| Gordon Talge WB6YKK         mail: gtalge AT silcon DOT com |
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