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    Re: Emergency navigation
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2007 Sep 24, 13:59 -0700

    
    
    
    
    Doug Royer wrote-
    
    "An interesting part of the book was Bligh's observation of the transit
    of Venus while in Tahiti."
    
    Something seems wrong here, and I ask Doug to recheck that account if he
    
    can. Bligh didn't sail with Cook's first voyage, the one where the
    Transit 
    of Venus was observed, from Tahiti.
    
    I'll try.
    It's been a few years since I read the book. Whether or not an
    observation was successful I can't really remember. There was an attempt
    to observe some celestial event, in any case, while Bounty lay at anchor
    in Tahiti. There were a couple of pages of the book devoted to the
    preparation of gear and personnel to observe an event. The Admiralty and
    a scientific society (I can't remember which) had an observation of some
    celestial event on the list for Bounty to accomplish.
    
    Hey, just go get the book and read it. That will clear it up the matter
    forthwith.
    
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