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    Re: How good were chronometers?
    From: Greg B
    Date: 2006 Mar 15, 08:38 -0500

    Frank,
      You wrote:
    
        > Stars, including Polaris, were  rarely used in celestial navigation
        > before the 20th century except occasionally  for lunar distance
    sights.
    
    I seem to recall reading in a number of places that they were especialy on
    land.
    Hard to say what is right when you here so many different things!
    
                                                   Thanks,
                                                      Greg
    
    
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