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    Re: Charts
    From: Mike Burkes
    Date: 2009 Jan 23, 11:20 -0800

    Hi Doug, Sorry for late reply I may have what you need:"Mariner's
    Atlas Long Island Sound and the South Shore" by A P Balder,1989 ISBN;
    0-930151-07-0. I probablydid not answer your question having no
    website and only 20 yrs old! Let me know.
    Mike Burkes
    
    On Jan 19, 1:00�pm, DougS78864  wrote:
    > Does anyone know of a website that has scans of old charts of a coastal 
    region on Long Island, NY? �I'm only talking about going back 40 to 70 years 
    in order to see when a ship wreck is first shown on a chart.
    >
    > Doug
    >
    > In a message dated 01/19/09 15:20:37 Eastern Standard Time, geo...{at}hux.me.uk writes:
    >
    > The attached picture should answer Clive's worry about the difficulty of
    > reading a 24-hour clock. This clock has stood at a gate of the Royal
    > Observatory, Greenwich, for over 150 years. It's actually an early electric
    > "repeater" from a master clock.
    >
    > In my view, the only problem about reading it is in the multiplicity of Is,
    > Vs, and Xs that are called for by the use of Roman numerals. If ordinary
    > numerals had been used, it would have been much clearer.
    >
    > It relates, a bit, to earlier discussion, in that the moment of passing 24
    > hours must have been changed, at some date, from midday to midnight.
    > Probably when Greenwich time changed, at the start of 1924.
    >
    > Note that at the very top mark, the dial is not labelled XXIV (=24), but 0,
    > something that all our 12-hour dials could usefully follow.
    >
    > George.
    >
    > contact George Huxtable, at �geo...{at}hux.me.uk
    > or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    > or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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