A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2017 Apr 20, 11:07 -0700
T. S. Lecky tells an engaging story on pp. 64-65 of the 1884 edition...
(available for download at http://books.google.com/books?id=BzIAAAAAQAAJ)
...about how a group of islands appeared to shift its position by several miles, depending on whether one passed the islands in the morning or afternoon, as one took his sextant sight.