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    Re: How Many Chronometers?
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2009 May 8, 07:04 -0700

    > 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.
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