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    Re: Lindy Line
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Dec 4, 19:02 -0800

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at 05:01 PM, George Huxtable wrote:
    > I have come across this recommendation before, and it puzzles me
    > somewhat.
    > Take the middle leg, where Dan would be sailing due West at his
    > furthest
    > North latitude, and put an X at its mid-point. Now, if you are going to
    > travel from Seattle to X, why not do it directly by the shortest path,
    > on a
    > great circle between Seattle and X? Similarly, when reaching X why not
    > then
    > turn through an angle onto a new great circle between X and Yokohama?
    > Each
    > of these two legs must be shorter than its "composite" equivalent which
    > uses part of the great circle Seattle to Yokohama, and what's more
    > spends
    > less time at extreme Northerly latitude. Am I missing something?
    No, you are not missing anything.  I should have noted that the example
    came from a website somewhere on the net.  I did not write it.
    I am not advocating this method; I'm with you George!

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