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    Re: Fw: Transcription of Worsley's Log
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2009 Mar 4, 07:36 -0800

    The time of departure from Wild on the 24th is very close to the margin and 
    quite muddled.  I can't be sure exactly what it says.  This might take 
    another set of eyes on the reproduction (or perhaps the color reproduction, 
    which I did not purchase). Canterbury Museum prohibits further reproduction 
    and I chose to respect that. For now, I will leave this alone in the log.
    
    The left hand column, where I had transcribed 2.37.19, should read 3.37.19   
    Worsley's twos and threes look very much alike and in particular, this is 
    very lightly written.  Since I expect that Worsley knows how to subtract two 
    numbers, I have corrected this item.  My error.
    
    I don't have other parts of Worsley's log and so am unable to determine how he 
    knows his chronometer is late by 10m52s.  When we get through this, I will 
    approach Canterbury Museum around the occultation dates given so we can see 
    how he treats this data.  For now, we must accept his rating.  He is, after 
    all, the navigator and we are just along for the ride.
    
    I have the very latest charts for the Antarctic Peninsula, to include Elephant 
    Island.  That will have to wait until I can scan it in and post.  I need a 
    few days for this, so bear with me.
    
    At the bottom of 24 April, there is jumble of characters which is crammed into 
    a very small space.  It appears to be keeping track of course and speed for 
    his DR.  It is most assuredly a mess and incredibly hard to transcribe..  I 
    have changed the 22 into illegible characters. 
    
    The dots appear quite plainly in his logarithmic values.  They look to be 
    placeholder marks so he doesn't add up the wrong numbers.  That is, when he 
    writes 298.85 (corresponding to 59Deg50Min), the dot is there.  It appears 
    midway up, not exactly at the base, but the intention is plain.
    
    I have updated the log to get us as far as 28 April.  Enjoy!
    
    Best Regards
    Brad 
    
    
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