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    Re: Endeavor Voyage Recreation
    From: Ed Falk
    Date: 2001 Jul 10, 5:03 PM

    > In regards to the History Channel's recreation of Capt. Cook's Endeavor
    > voyage ...  Anybody know if that producer found a Navigator?
    I spoke to a producer at the BCC this morning.  They haven't chosen a
    navigator yet.  They're talking to several people.  They're looking at
    taking a team of three people:  one to do the math, one to work the
    sextant, and one with knowledge of the antique instruments that will be
    Cook had one sextant, a couple of quadrants and I forget what else.  No
    chronometer.  This means that they'll be using the Lunar Distance method
    while at sea.  They're having trouble getting the navigation tables
    worked up, but are confident the tables will be ready in time for the
    trip.  I get the impression they're being as authentic as possible, which
    means the tables they'll use will be patterned after the ones Cook used.
    That's all I have for now.
            -ed falk

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