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    Re: Beware of Noon Sights this time of Year
    From: Robin Stuart
    Date: 2018 Mar 31, 05:57 -0700

    The dates and locations are quite specific. The error in latitude will be twice the Sun’s declination. For the Orkney’s the latitude difference is 23° and the Sun’s declination on the 19 April, 1815 was around 11°N. For Christian Sound (Kritiansund) the latitude difference is 27° and the Sun’s declination 13.5°N. It would be no easy task to construct a fanciful tale in which the differences in latitude, changes in declination and traverse times all line up so well,

    Robin Stuart

       
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