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    Re: Endeavor Voyage Recreation
    From: Nigel Gardner
    Date: 2001 Jul 11, 1:33 AM

    As I understand it, the BBC are trying to simulate Cook's 'First Voyage' or
    rather the part of it from modern Cairns to modern Djakarta. I gather that
    a GPS will be locked away but to do it properly all charts should be locked
    away as well which would not impress the Oz equivalent of the Board of
    Trade (or whatever they call themselves these days). I have a feeling that
    the BBC are missing the point in that Cook's interest (and undoubted skill)
    in lunars was not actually for navigation per se but for surveying.
    
    Cook had Larcum Kendall's K1 on his 1772-1775 and 1776-1779 voyages (as did
    Vancouver when exploring the NW coast of America). This was a 1770 copy of
    Harrison's 1761 H4
    
    NG
    

       
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