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    Re: Bowditch and the tides.
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Sep 24, 13:49 -0400

    George,
    
    Although Bowditch was self taught, he was also active in the
    intellectual circles around Boston and Cambridge.  So it wasn't some
    guy working out in the middle of nowhere, although he was definitely
    out in the provinces.
    
    Fred
    
    On Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003, at 13:28 US/Eastern, George Huxtable wrote:
    
    > My own copy of the 1977 "Bowditch" Navigator (and probably all others
    > too)
    > contains a short biography of the man, and refers to his Laplace
    > translation, stating that he considered it to be "the greatest work of
    > his
    > life".
    >
    > A remarkable achievement for a mariner who was entirely self-taught.
    >
    > George.
    >
    >
    > ================================================================
    > contact George Huxtable by email at george---.u-net.com, by
    > phone at
    > 01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    > Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    > ================================================================
    >
    >
    
    
    

       
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