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    Re: How Worsley Navigated
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2009 Feb 28, 20:06 -0800

    Hi George
    Frank Worsley repeated exactly this form for each reduction on the journey.  
    That is, for each observation, the method by which he resolves his position 
    is identical.  There are several days for which there are no observations, 
    and Frank Worsley estimates his position via DR.  
    While it may take some time, I will get a complete transcription of the 
    logbook for the journey up to the group.  It is quite difficult to tease some 
    of the characters out of the text. These few pages are fascinating, and I 
    urge you to get your copy from the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand.  There 
    are some features which cannot be conveyed in a transcription, like the 
    sketch of South Georgia Island as they approached.
    The reduction already transcribed was the easiest to read, and that took well 
    over 1 hour to get right.  Every character must be letter perfect, or the 
    desired detail is lost. I was determined to get it right.     
    Thanks very much for figuring out the reduction method.
    Best Regards
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