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    Re: How did Sumner navigate in 1837?
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2003 May 24, 20:11 -0300

    No disagreement with George's comment on Peter's "detour" distances but
    Peter also wrote:
    >>around the south of
    >>Tasmania, even though this meant running a long way to the south while being
    >>blown against a lee shore. As Conrad said, the true peace of God is only
    >>known a thousand miles from land.
    It is a wicked place to be. Even in a fully-powered 45-metre stern
    trawler, I was always glad to be finished with our work on the west side
    of Tasmania and able to slip around South West and South East capes to
    the quiet anchorage in Adventure Bay that Cook had found and Bligh used
    more than once.
    Conrad's wisdom, as Peter quoted it, may be as solid guidance for
    non-electronic navigators as any of the more technical stuff that keeps
    this list busy.
    Trevor Kenchington
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