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    Re: Bowditch on Tides
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2003 Dec 23, 17:32 EST
    Dan Allen wrote:
    "12th edition (1841) on page 120 has: "The tides are greater than common
    about thirty-six hours after the new and full moon: these are called
    spring tides.  And the tides are lower than common about thirty-six
    hours after the first and last quarters: these are called neap tides."
    This edition was being maintained by Ingersoll Bowditch, Nathaniel's
    son.

    32nd edition (1864) on page 120 has: "The highest tides do not occur at
    the precise time of full and new moon, but subsequent to full and
    change.  Upon our Atlantic coast they occur one day after, and on the
    Atlantic coast of Europe two days after, but on our Pacific coast
    nearly at full and change."  "

    Hey, thank you VERY much. I appreciate you doing the legwork. Does anyone know when Norie fixed the inaccuracy? It wouldn't suprise me much if Bowditch always trailed until the end of the century.

    Frank E. Reed
    [X] Mystic, Connecticut
    [ ] Chicago, Illinois
       
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