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    Re: How Many Chronometers?
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2009 May 8, 10:24 -0400

    And if the weather is clear and the moon is fairly bright, it
    shouldn't be a problem.
    On May 8, 2009, at 10:04 AM, Anabasis wrote:
    >> The approach to St Helena is of interest. "We hove-to at 4am, July
    >> 12th, and
    >> at daybreak found the island bearing north-west 10 miles, as
    >> expected.".
    >> Shows some confidence in their astro navigation, doesn't it? That
    >> they press
    >> on in the dark towards a rocky steep-to island until they reckon
    >> to be
    >> within 10 miles, and only then do they heave-to. Would we be as
    >> bold, I
    >> wonder?
    >> George.
    > --------------------------------
    > I would.  The approach to St. Helena (and Ascension Island) is an easy
    > one.  There are no outlying shoals and the mountain rises very steeply
    > from the bottom.  You practically have to run into the island before
    > you run out of water, even for a deep draft ship.
    > Jeremy
    > >
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