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    Re: Joshua Slocum's navigational methods
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2005 Apr 17, 23:15 EDT
    Bill wrote:
    "If memory serves me, most  sailors of old did not know how to swim."
     
    And Jared wrote:
    "(NYC very early 1900's) remarked
    that at that time, swimming was foreign to the lower/middle classes, at
    least in the city, with something like only 10-20% of the general population
    having any idea of how to swim."
     
    Interesting. I wonder when swimming first became a 'mandatory' part of education. I can't swim more than a few strokes, but that makes me an anomaly.
     
    -FER
    http://www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
       
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