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    James Cook. Ex : Electronic vs non-electronic
    From: B. Veyron
    Date: 1999 Oct 05, 3:39 AM

    I don't get it. James Cook is 1770, which is 18th century, no?
    
    You're probably talking of Willem Janszoon who discovered Carpentarie Gulf
    in 1605, and Abel Tasman in 1642-1643. The first to sail this part of the
    world, south of Timor, were the Portuguese.
    
    
    
    Bernard Veyron
    Noirmoutier
    
    
    
    
    
    
    > Nope, first survey's of the east Aust coast were done by James Cook in
    > 1770 and in places todays charts carry a note that they had not been
    > surveyed since,
    > John
    >
    > Pierre Boucher wrote:
    >>
    >> Are you shure you did not mean 18th/early 19th centuries???
    >>
    >> Pierre
    >>
    >> >One thing you've got to remember (at least in my part of the world) is
    >> >that many charts are still base on surveysdone in the late 17th/early
    >> >18th centuries. Remarkably accurate given the timepieces and other nav
    >> >instruments in use then
    >> >John
    >> **************************************************************************
    >>                X
    >>              XX X                                 Pierre Boucher N
    >>            XXX XX               formation en navigation de plaisance
    >>          XXXX XXX                 Ste-Therese (Quebec) Canada
    >>        XXXXX XXX
    >>      XXXXXX XXX          la "VOILE"...  le reste n'est que du vent...
    >>  XXXXXXXXXXXXXX       ''Sail, Sail !''... the rest is only wind
    >>  XXXXXXXXXXXX
    >>            XXXX                      EMAIL: pboucher{at}lavoile.com
    >>            XXX                               "http://www.lavoile.com"
    >> **************************************************************************
    >
    

       
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